Five Major Benefits Of Increasing Diversity & Inclusion In Your Organization

Keda is CEO of True II Soul, a network focused on trauma recovery, diversity & inclusion and resiliency training.

Recently, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end racial and gender-sensitivity training for federal agencies. He later extended the ban to federal contractors, claiming that topics such as white privilege and critical race theory were “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” Additionally, a Trump administration memo directed agencies to cancel these contracts for suggesting the U.S. is “an inherently racist or evil country.”

The administration’s move contradicts the open, actionable discourse that diversity and inclusion training promotes. When world leaders denounce useful, evidence-based programs, it suggests that company leaders and organizational managers should ignore these programs, too.

However, diversity and inclusion training speaks to the very core of the issues that organizations face right now with employee engagement and well-being. People who don’t feel included in a company’s structure and

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Virginia health district changing name to reflect commitment to inclusion

A health district in Virginia announced Tuesday that it will be changing its name at the beginning of the new year in order to reflect its commitment to inclusion.

Effective January 2021, the Thomas Jefferson Health District will become the Blue Ridge Health District.

The district says this will further its commitment to ensuring that its public health services are “inclusive and welcoming” to everyone in the community.


“Changing our name is symbolic of the deeper work we are doing as an organization to create an inclusive, equitable environment for our staff and clients and to acknowledge and address the impact of racism on health,” district director Dr. Denise Bonds said.

The name also aligns with other health districts in Virginia that are mostly named after regional geography, the health district said.


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Pitney Bowes Highlights Environmental, Diversity & Inclusion, and Community Progress in 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, today announced the launch of its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report (CSR), highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments to create meaningful impact in local communities, reduce its impact on the environment, and strengthen its commitment to a diverse and inclusive company culture.

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2019 Pitney Bowes Corporate Responsibility Report (Photo: Business Wire)

2019 Pitney Bowes Corporate Responsibility Report (Photo: Business Wire)

“As we mark our 100-year anniversary, we are working hard to fuel a new century of client-centered innovation and responsible citizenship,” said Marc Lautenbach, CEO and President, Pitney Bowes. “Pitney Bowes entered its second century amidst a global pandemic that has challenged businesses, families, communities and governments everywhere to think and act in new ways.”

This year’s Corporate Responsibility Report contains

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Kroger, Inclusion Companies and Grammy-Nominated Artist Jewel Offer New Wellness Events with Introduction of The Wellness Experience Platform

CINCINNATI, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel will launch with a World Mental Health Day Summit & Concert on October 10, featuring artists, business leaders, and mental health experts for a day of inspiration, education, and entertainment. The free live-stream event will shine a light on mindfulness and mental wellness and practices to combat depression and anxiety through personal stories, songs and expert interviews and provide viewers with actionable steps to improve their well-being.

Since 2018, Kroger, Jewel and Inclusion Companies have partnered to create physical, emotional and mental wellness events. The Wellness Experience platform expands the partnership with monthly digital events and healthy-living resources.

“We launched The Wellness Experience to inspire everyone to live healthier lives. The goal is to provide easy steps and solutions that combine health, wellness and nutrition and connect with our customers on a personal level,” said

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