Ellen McGirt, Fortune

Ellen McGirt


New York, NY, United States

Contact ellen

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Fortune

Recent articles by ellen:

Unilever CEO Calls Out The 'Woke-Washers': RaceAhead

Alan Jope told the crowd at Cannes Lions that when brands create inauthentic campaigns it erodes consumer trust. → Read More

To Whom Do We Extend Grace?: RaceAhead

Long after his death, Fred Rogers still reminds us that we are all better together. → Read More

Twitter and Facebook: The Tragedy of the Digital Commons

If we are to rid online spaces of hate speech, it may be up to each of us. → Read More

CEOs Publish Open Letter on Reproductive Rights and Abortion: RaceAhead

Jack Dorsey, Stewart Butterfield, Eric Yuan, and Eileen Fisher are among 180 signatories framing abortion access as an issue of equality. → Read More

Why Pride Month Is More Important Than Ever

Major corporations are weighing in at a time of eroding civil rights for the LGBTQ community → Read More

Ava DuVernay’s 'When They See Us' Has Dropped on Netflix

The four-part series powerfully re-humanizes the five boys falsely accused of a brutal rape in 1989. → Read More

Barathunde Thurston: We Can Change The Story About Race

In his new TED Talk, the writer, comedian, and activist says that racist systems are just stories we all buy into. Why not change them? → Read More

Rihanna’s Fashion Collaboration with LVMH Goes Live

With the launch of her Fenty line, the star becomes the first woman of color to run an LVMH House → Read More

Where Are the Black Park Rangers?

RaceAhead looks back at an early column about fly-fishing that helps explain systemic racism → Read More

A Planned KKK Rally Tomorrow Has Dayton, Ohio On Edge

Here’s your week in review, in haiku extremely calm, so calm. It’s infrastructure week! A matter of deep Brexit, stage (far) right. Screams from a raging Harrriet Tubman, coming to a bill near you: The latest Stamp Act At some point we all Natalie Portman Have a memory-filled long weekend! RaceAhead returns, tan, rested, and ready on May 28. → Read More

ABC Aired a Live Remake of "All In The Family" and "The Jeffersons"

Contemporary stars Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, and Wanda Sykes helped remind us why Norman Lear remains relevant → Read More

Why Your Diversity Initiatives Are Doomed

Political economist Nicole Anand says that if you want diverse teams to thrive, you have to accept that people solve problems differently → Read More

Sears, Where America Shopped

It appears that the great American retailer's story is almost over. Here's why Sears mattered for so long to so many → Read More

Robert Smith Forgives Student Loan Debt for 400 Morehouse Graduates

It was a commencement speech for the ages: The private equity billionaire's gift is worth $40 million → Read More

Male Mentors Are Leaning Out

Here’s your week in review, in haiku. [Man smiles at mirror] “President de Blaaaaaaasioooo.” sitting in a tree P-L- A-Y-I-N-G Linda Brown walked and walked and walked and walked to school: purred to Saint Peter. “And it wasn’t that awful.” Wishing you the least-grumpy weekend possible. → Read More

Roberta Kaplan and Tina Tchen Launch a New Inclusion Advisory

The two first teamed up to create the Times Up Legal Defense Fund in 2018 → Read More

An Interview with Mastercard's Chief Inclusion Officer

Two years into the job, Randall Tucker has reshaped the way inclusion is taught at the financial giant. "Inclusion can't be built in silos." → Read More

An Uptick In Patents From Historically Black Colleges

According to research from ThePLUG, the number of patents held by HBCUs has increased since 2010 → Read More

Chicago Cubs Fan Banned for Life

Here’s your week in review, in haiku. Hello, I’m baby! LeRoy T’Challa Jamal Mountbatten-Windsor I don’t know if “send is our best move here Market slumps, China Trumps, Hollywood dumps, Chelsea jumps, Warwick’s a chump. Eight schools, shots ring out. Four dead, seventeen wounded A great second act: bird at extinction Have a peaceful and evolutionary weekend. → Read More

Nudging Toward Inclusion

Two corporate inclusion experts say that small changes to our behaviors are the only way to break the bias that holds us back → Read More