Diversity & Inclusion Resources

What is the network gap?

When it comes to finding meaningful, impactful work, networks matter. A lot. But, like opportunity, they are not distributed equally and are built over time. LinkedIn has done extensive research around networks; here's what they found - the main factors that contribute to a person's ability to get hired:

  1. Where you grow up. LinkedIn users who grow up in areas with a median income above $100k are 3x more like to have a stronger network than other users.
  2. Where you go to school. Users who attend top schools are 2x more likely to have stronger networks.
  3. Where you work. Users who have work experience at a top company are nearly 2x more likely to have stronger networks.
  4. Who you know. Referrals are 9x more likely to get hired.

The reality is that where you grow up, where you go to school, and where you work can give you a 12x advantage in gaining access to opportunity. That delta in opportunity is called the network gap, and we can help close it.

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Films & Television

More anti-racism resources to check out:

Harvard Implicit Bias Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Breaking Through Communication Barriers With Julie Schaller, Career Growth Coach

Knowing how to communicate effectively is not only a required life skill, it’s a competitive advantage. This is especially true in the virtual world.

This powerful and highly applicable presentation uses the Myers-Briggs personality type framework to help you understand your communication style, how your style relates to your clients and coworkers - and provides insights to overcome the most common communication challenges.

Have you ever…

…received feedback that you need to be more “strategic” or more specific?
…struggled to get your point across over video? Your boss and peers just don’t understand you.
…been frustrated that no one seems to hear you or acknowledge your ideas?
…tried to cope with a coworker who is rude and insensitive?
…found yourself consistently annoyed by those who are technically inept?
…been angry with the team member who always changes their mind?

The learning gained from this presentation will be invaluable for you, your career, and your ability to navigate the virtual world with ease.

Communication Tips For Resolving Workplace Conflicts With Julie Schaller, Career Growth Coach

Last month, Julie Schaller from Empower Coaching left us wanting more after her training on Breaking Through Communication Barriers (https://youtu.be/jITIwSP293c).

In this training, Julie shares pro tips on overcoming communication conflicts in the workplace (original post on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6686675561680654336 ):

How To Conquer Burnout And Fatigue With Mitch Shepard, DEI Strategist

This event is hosted by Lisa Hufford, founder & CEO @Simplicity Consulting. Since the start of COVID-19, there has been one consistent theme we’ve heard loud and clear: professionals in high-growth industries are struggling with the blurred lines between work and home-life. Many are trying to balance it all without burning out. Join us for a complimentary workshop, sponsored by Simplicity Consulting, to: