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Ellen McGirt


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Recent articles by ellen:

An Activist Investor Takes On the Wage Gap

Arjuna Capital inspired Citigroup to release their wage gap numbers, now they're targeting Facebook, Google and beyond. → Read More

The 100 Best Companies To Work For

Hilton is number one this year, buoyed by a CEO obsessed with employee development → Read More

Howard Schultz Doesn't See Color

And that's a problem. → Read More

Time For Some Self-Care

As hate speech and racial divisions escalate, burnout becomes a problem. Smart managers let colleagues know that they have room to breathe. → Read More

Have The Grammy Awards Found a New Tune?

Probably not. But this year's quiet boycott from Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino sends a message that hip hop expects respect → Read More

Bezos Puts Pecker In His Pocket

Turns out, they don't report their own diversity numbers. → Read More

What's Next For Virginia?

White people wearing blackface how now become a bright line nobody can cross. How can we build on this? → Read More

raceAhead: Stacey Abrams Delivers With Her SOTU Response

She is the first African American woman to be tapped for the role, and used part of her time to advocate for voter access → Read More

raceAhead: Happy Chinese New Year

While Chinese citizens are traveling more, Chinese Americans are losing access to their neighborhoods and struggling to be seen at work → Read More

raceAhead: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Under Pressure To Resign

The issue is bigger than a racist photo. We need leaders who are fluent in race and reconciliation → Read More

raceAhead: Will Howard Schultz Be A Spoiler or Savior?

If history is any guide, and it always is, he's facing some serious headwinds. → Read More

raceAhead: Empire Star Jussie Smollett Targeted in Racist, Homophobic Attack

While the incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime, we have a lot to learn about intersectionality and justice → Read More

raceAhead: Tom Brokaw Wants Hispanics to Speak English

The former NBC Nightly News anchor was forced to apologize after calling out Hispanics for failing to assimilate. Here's why he was wrong. → Read More

raceAhead: Holocaust Remembrance Day

A new report from The Anti-Defamation League shows a rise in extremist violence from right-wing movements in 2018 → Read More

raceAhead: Pinterest Breaks The Color Barrier

Pinterest has been leading on inclusion in staffing; a new set of inclusive search tools helps make the business case for diversity. → Read More

raceAhead: Tone-Deaf In Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum faces accusations of hypocrisy, along with some courageous moments. → Read More

raceAhead: When Covington High School Marched On Washington

A now-famous video shows a standoff between white private school boys and a Native elder. What does it tell us about ourselves? → Read More

raceAhead: Twitter's Ongoing Diversity Problem

A new study shows that black and brown women are the most likely to be harassed on Twitter. → Read More

raceAhead: The True Cost of Cheap Food

The agriculture sector has long relied on cheap, reliable labor, mostly from Mexican-born workers. What happens when they're gone? → Read More

raceAhead: Steve King, James Watson and The Sins of the Present

Two powerful men, Iowa Rep. Steve King and Nobel Prize winner James Watson, are sanctioned for their racist remarks. Will it matter? → Read More