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Diversity Includes IDD

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) refer to a range of conditions that affect an individual’s cognitive functioning and adaptive skills. These disabilities can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to communicate, learn and perform everyday tasks. IDD can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic conditions and brain injury, and are…

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The Corporate Ladder: Still Tricky for Women

You have likely seen this or a similar triangle.  It depicts the percentage of women in the automotive industry at entry level (the foundation of the triangle) up through executive ranks. Now, the “triangle” imagery isn’t perfect, it’s obviously a lagging indicator; nonetheless it tells a story. The story goes like this:  Statistically speaking, over…

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2023 Black History Month

  Black History Month creates a quandary for some in the automotive industry. We all want to recognize, celebrate, and honor the contributions and achievements made by Black people everywhere, to celebrate racial pride, and to examine our commitment to ideals of equity, freedom, and racial justice. On the other hand, we feel as though…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Sacred Work: A Guide for DEI Initiatives

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. released his third book “Why We Can’t Wait,” which captures how activism by African Americans from the spring and summer of that year accelerated social change. “Why We Can’t Wait” was written at the conclusion of key national events that exposed deep racial injustice and vast economic inequality…

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November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the diverse histories, traditions and cultures of Native people. Native Land Digital is a Canada-based non–profit which strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources. The organization offers a robust interactive map of the…

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DEI: Ever Evolving

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DEI: Always Evolving In 2020, CADIA published a LI post entitled “Understanding the Terms Hispanic and Latinx” as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). As is common in DEI work, things change quickly. Currently, CADIA would not promote the use of the term “Latinx” because for many reasons, the…

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The Role Of Psychological Safety In DEI

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The Role Of Psychological Safety In DEI Image credit: UnsplashSource: Manage Magazine defines psychological safety as the assurance that employees within a specific work environment can voice their opinions without fear of negative consequences. Psychologically safe environments do not tolerate bullying, harassment, or humiliation, thus giving employees the freedom to openly ask questions, discuss new ideas,…

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The Key to Understanding: Executive Listening Tours

“Executive Listening Tours” are gaining traction in the industry as a means to gain understanding and clarity around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
This is a as a best practice for leaders who want to understand the lived experience.

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