When in October 2017 the #MeToo movement grabbed all major headlines, many wondered if 2018 was going to be the ‘Year of the Woman’. With 2018 now closed and behind us, it is finally time to answer the question.
When it comes to gender diversity, I wonder Q1: Under the pressure of diversity, at the time of hiring, do we marginalize one gender over another? Q2: Will we hire a woman despite finding a man who performs better? Q3: Will women begin to receive an unfair advantage only because they were born a woman? … Continue reading Discrimination in the name of Diversity
A while ago, I talked about the importance of transparency when it comes to diversity initiatives and focusing disproportionately on communication. Easier said than done, I know. After spending an entire lifetime avoiding difficult conversations around differences, it is only natural that discussions around diversity make us uncomfortable. After all, no one ever trained us on what … Continue reading What to talk about when you talk about Diversity?
I want to share a story I heard last week – It was a fine Friday morning when one of the top performers of the team walked into my colleague’s room sobbing. This gem of a person had an unbeatable track record in academics and cracking tough business problems. Yet on that fateful morning, barely … Continue reading Are we doing Diversity Wrong?
Much has been said and written about the Google fiasco; so much so that despite me initially deciding to not jump onto the bandwagon, I’ve now changed my mind. I’ve changed my mind because the internet has run amok with views on every aspect of what happened - David Brooks called for the resignation of … Continue reading The Google Fiasco: What we really need to be asking