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By EmployDiversity Do you feel like you’re always getting the cold shoulder at work? Do you get passed over for opportunities in favor of colleagues who seem to be less qualified and experienced? You may think that discrimination is to blame. However, employees can become marginalized or ostracized for various reasons – some of which you may be contributing to. And some of which you can control. If you find yourself working...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY  The culture of a company is a major contributor to the productivity of employees and the success of the organization. A positive company culture where diversity is celebrated can motivate and inspire employees while a non-inclusive culture can marginalize diverse individuals and groups. This can create a toxic environment where harassment, intimidation, and offensive behaviors go unchecked. One contributor to a...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY The outdated expectation that women are supposed to be nice, polite, and well-mannered has led to way too many women apologizing way too much. Excessive apologizing isn’t only unnecessary, it can negatively affect your professional image.   THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF APOLOGY Apologizing should be reserved for when you make a genuine mistake. Preceding a request with “I’m sorry” puts...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY  Many highly successful women battle with self-doubt. They secretly think that their success is due to luck, that they’re not qualified for the positions they hold, or that they’re failing at their job. These beliefs are unfounded and inaccurate and are symptoms of impostor syndrome.   THE ROOT OF IMPOSTOR SYNDROME Impostor syndrome can take a variety of forms, but they all share a...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY Workplace diversity, or a lack thereof, is an issue that many companies struggle with. Women in technical or leadership roles, in particular, are far outnumbered by their male counterparts in most companies. Solving this issue requires employers to make a major shift in how they recruit, hire, support, and promote women. Fortunately, employers striving to create a more diverse workplace have a variety of tools at...