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Jumpstart Your DE&I Culture

ASIS and SIA DE&I stakeholders selected the following resources from a variety of sources for security professionals to consider as they seek a DE&I approach for their organizations. The resources present specific and practical tools and information to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.

Adapt Your DI Efforts to the Reality of the Crisis
Many companies are putting their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on hold during the coronavirus crisis. This is a mistake. Instead of shuttering initiatives, leaders should be focused on creating a model that is adaptable, cost-efficient, and focused on solving the problems employees experience now.
Harvard Business Review, May 2020

Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes When Creating a DI Policy
Many organizations are looking inside their own walls following protests against police brutality and racism across the country. Creating an effective policy, however, isn’t simple, says DE&I author Michael Bach: “D&I, when it’s done effectively, isn’t a program, but a shift in how organizations operate.”
Fast Company, August 2020

A podcast created by James Pogue’s JP Enterprises, a coaching, consulting, and educational firm focused on diversity, inclusion, and bias.
JP Enterprises

Does Workplace Diversity Actually Impact a Business?
Many companies are now releasing diversity reports and actively touting inclusion efforts. But that leads to the question: can workplace diversity both improve corporate culture and lift the bottom line?
Purdue University Global, April 2020

Establishing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs as a Business Imperative
Many companies are now releasing diversity reports and actively touting inclusion efforts. But that leads to the question: can workplace diversity both improve corporate culture and lift the bottom line?
Equal Opportunity Today, October 2020

Evaluating DE&I? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong
What are the numbers that your organization should be tracking to show movement on key DE&I initiatives? Here’s how you should measure this important part of your organization.
Ragan’s PR Daily, August 2020

How Language Training Creates an Inclusive Workplace
Make no mistake, DE&I conversations are happening within your organization. In fact, they are likely occurring in your own executive boardrooms. The question remains: how do business’s move beyond the lip service of DE&I and make a lasting impact that results in a more inclusive workplace?
Enterprise Blog, January 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
Categorized list of DE&I resources curated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Racism or Implicit Bias? The Importance of Intent
I seek to create a typology of what people might consider racism. My goal is to provide leaders in all types of organizations clearer definitions of the problem, which should result in more effective solutions.
Personal blog post on LinkedIn, November 2020

4 Suggestions for Building a More Inclusive Workplace
If your company has not yet incorporated DE&I into its corporate strategy, it’s not too late. And even small changes can have a big impact.
Portland Business Journal, August 2019

The 2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index
In its fourth year, Working Mother’s diversity and inclusion index measures which organizations are using established DE&I best practices to create inclusive workplaces.
Working Mother

Update Your DEI Playbook
Addressing structural racism requires changing the structures that reinforce racism. In this article, we meld White’s approach with Williams’s to propose a new four-component DE&I model to do just that.
Harvard Business Review, July 2020

US Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism
Millions of Black people and their allies are hurting, and today’s challenges reach far beyond marginalization in the workplace. The psychological impact of these public events — and the way it carries over into the workplace — cannot be overstated.
Harvard Business Review, June 2020

4 Ways to Actually Create Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
If you are at the beginning stages of understanding how to become a more diverse company, here are four ways to actually create diversity in the workplace.
Forbes, June 2020