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Ellen McGirt


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Past articles by ellen:

Voting rights still hang in the balance on the 58th anniversary of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ march—and corporations are oddly silent

It's a different approach from their unified front opposing trans bathroom bills in 2016. → Read More

Kickstarter CEO says crowdfunding needs innovation—and inclusion is the way

The platform has transferred over $7 billion to artists and entrepreneurs since 2009. → Read More

‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams is dropped by newspapers, syndicator, and book publisher after racist video screed

Penguin Random House imprint, Portfolio, has shelved the publication of Scott Adams' book. → Read More

Roald Dahl’s books get controversial rewrite, with critics condemning the move as ‘absurd censorship’

The edits have revived old questions about Roald Dahl's racism and misogyny. → Read More

Companies are disproportionately cutting diversity roles—they might soon regret it

Some companies are cutting their entire DEI team amid layoffs. → Read More

With Tyre Nichols’ parents in attendance, Biden will tackle police reform in his State of the Union address

Biden is facing pressure to support new police reform legislation publicly. → Read More

The ongoing violence against Asian Americans is taking a toll on their well-being—and it has workplace implications

Asian American workers report feeling less included at work than any other racial group. → Read More

The Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling could hurt workplace diversity efforts. Experts share how to prepare: ‘The next 3 months will be crucial’

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on affirmative action this June. → Read More

How companies can more meaningfully celebrate Black History Month this year

Here's how to meaningfully commemorate Black History Month in corporate America. → Read More

2023 Golden Globes will place spotlight on the award show’s diversity progress—or lack thereof

The awards show will speak to the efforts of the troubled organization's first-ever chief diversity officer. → Read More

How to be more joyful in 2023

Karen Walrond's book "The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy" offers a guide on finding joy during difficult work. → Read More

Biden Administration announces initiative to bring equity to science and technology

A lack of representation—Black, brown, Indigenous, rural, poor, disabled, LGBTQ, and immigrant—has led to persistent and measurable inequities. → Read More

Is anti-Semitism education part of your DEI program? It should be

Executives should leverage their voices and resources to address the growing threat of anti-Semitism and create inclusion initiatives that incorporate the Jewish lived experience. → Read More

Drag queens are being targeted by extremists and hate groups

Drag queens are now the new targets of far-right conservative groups that insist the art form is sexual. But artists are fighting back against them and the spin on their art form. → Read More

The British royal family correctly responds to a charge of racism, thanks to Harry and Megan

A lady-in-waiting for the late Queen Elizabeth resigned after she asked Sistah Space executive Ngozi Fulani repeatedly where she was really from. → Read More

When Lizzo shared her Emmy dress with a fan, she sent a message to the world about visibility, inclusivity, and the power of support

The dress Lizzo wore to the 2022 Emmy Awards is now a part of an iconic moment for fan. → Read More

How the NAACP is using software to inspire Black voters this midterm election

The 113-year-old civil rights organization is mapping the midterms using GIS software to identify key issues. → Read More

When it comes to diversity, it’s who you see that matters

To understand where inequality lingers, look to whom you're paying little attention. → Read More

Adidas dropping Ye after anti-Semitic remarks is accountability culture in action—leadership that requires all of us

After daring the German sneaker company to drop him, Adidas answered the call, resulting in the artist and fashion mogul losing his billionaire status—but not his fan base. → Read More

A leadership veteran with 30 years of experience transforming companies reveals his blueprint for building an anti-racist organization

Leadership veteran James D. White says empathy is the key. → Read More