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through outdated and biased recruiting
practices, such as only recruiting from
elite universities. This practice disregards
individuals' expertise and abilities because
they lack the connections or resources to
attend those institutions. Several studies
have also shown that resumes with African
American-sounding names are less likely to
get callbacks, and men are twice as likely to
be hired as women. Only 25% of C-suites are
made up of women. Worse, only 4% of those
leaders are women of color. In nearly every
employment category, women of color are
the most underrepresented population
compared to white men, men of color and

Real change s tarts
at the top with
commitment,
intention and
accountability.

white women. Another common issue
is beauty bias. People who are
perceived as attractive are often held
in higher regard than their plainer-looking
counterparts. For example, in his book
" Blink, " Malcolm Gladwell revealed that, in
the U.S., less than 15% of males are over
6 feet tall, yet nearly 60% of Fortune 500
CEOs are over 6 feet tall. Recruiters are not
likely seeking exclusively tall employees,
revealing that unconscious bias could be
to blame.

How Millennials Are Changing
the Workforce
More than 44% of millennials classify
themselves as non-white, making them
the largest and most diverse generation
in American history. They define diversity
differently than previous generations,
seeing it as a mix of unique identities,
experiences and ideas rather than solely
based on race and gender. Gen Xers and
baby boomers are more likely to focus on
representation and equal opportunities
while millennials focus on teamwork and
creating inclusive environments. Millennials
believe that diversity and inclusion
programs improve economic opportunities
and outcomes to encourage individualism,
collaboration and innovation. To attract and
retain millennial talent, organizations must
demonstrate a commitment to creating
inclusive work environments.

What Makes a Leader Inclusive?
Thoughtful organizational missions,
policies and practices are essential
for inclusivity, but it ultimately comes
down to individual leaders. Managers'
words and actions have the most
impact on employees. People who feel
genuinely included collaborate more
effectively and are more inclined to
share ideas and opinions.
Research by Deloitte University
found that inclusive leaders share six
core traits:
1.	 Visible commitment: They talk about
their commitment to diversity, take
real action to challenge the status quo
and hold others accountable to make
inclusion a priority.
2.	 Humility: Inclusive leaders are humble
and admit when they don't know
something or have made a mistake,
creating space for others to contribute
freely without fear of being wrong.
3.	 Awareness of bias: They show
personal awareness and openness
to feedback about their blind spots.
4.	 Curiosity about others: These leaders
are described as open-minded, good
listeners that enjoy learning about
others and can demonstrate empathy.

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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021
L&D's Role in Building an Equitable Workplace
Table of Contents
Race, Gender and Age: Social Conscience of Learning
Mitigating Bias: The Role of AI in D&I
The Opportunities Embedded in the Pursuit of Equity
The Real Unsung Hero: The Training Manger's Role in Building an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
Training's Role in Driving Leadership Diversity
Perpective-taking in VR
The Leadership Problem of Inequity
Practicing Inclusive Leadership: How Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Diversity in the Workplace
Raising the Bar on Diversity Training
Create Community in Your Organization Through the Power of Meaningful Conversations
Leading with Authenticity in a Hybrid World
Organizational Health as a Tool for Creating Transformative Workforce Development Opportunities
How L&D Can Avoid Naïve Interventions to Create an Equitable Workforce
Learning Silver Lining: How the Pandemic Might Teach Us to Balance Temperamental Needs
Normalizing Mental Health Conversations in the Workplace
Making Employment Access More Equitable with English Language Training: Voxy EnGen Announces Series A Investment
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - CT1
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - CT2
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - L&D's Role in Building an Equitable Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 9
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Race, Gender and Age: Social Conscience of Learning
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Mitigating Bias: The Role of AI in D&I
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - The Opportunities Embedded in the Pursuit of Equity
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 16
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - The Real Unsung Hero: The Training Manger's Role in Building an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Training's Role in Driving Leadership Diversity
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 20
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Perpective-taking in VR
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 24
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - The Leadership Problem of Inequity
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 30
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 31
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 36
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Practicing Inclusive Leadership: How Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Diversity in the Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 40
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Raising the Bar on Diversity Training
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Create Community in Your Organization Through the Power of Meaningful Conversations
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 47
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Leading with Authenticity in a Hybrid World
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 50
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Organizational Health as a Tool for Creating Transformative Workforce Development Opportunities
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 53
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - How L&D Can Avoid Naïve Interventions to Create an Equitable Workforce
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Learning Silver Lining: How the Pandemic Might Teach Us to Balance Temperamental Needs
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 58
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Normalizing Mental Health Conversations in the Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Making Employment Access More Equitable with English Language Training: Voxy EnGen Announces Series A Investment
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Company News
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