Explore and engage
Listening and learning are important elements of doing the work that will create change, but true progress also requires us to engage with others and take action.
Engage with intention
Thought leaders from around the globe continue to reveal the gaps between the world we strive for and the diverse realities many of us experience.
Engage in the conversation. Leverage their expertise to make an impact. Let’s use their insights to challenge yourself and others to do the work and to move forward.
At Microsoft, we are partnering with academics and thought leaders from around the globe to provide perspectives on how organizations and individuals can help increase diversity and strengthen a culture of inclusion.
Allyship: Activating inclusion in the workplace
NYU Stern School of Business Professor Dolly Chugh shares highlights from The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, including the importance of being “good-ish” if we want to be inclusive, self-aware allies in the workplace.
Intersectionality: The impacts of intersecting identities
UCLA and Columbia Law School Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality to describe overlapping social identities. Learn how different types of inequities can compound, and how it can fuel bias and discrimination.
Identity: Understanding privilege, and marginalization
Dr. Stephanie J. Creary, Wharton School Assistant Professor, addresses the need to explore privilege and marginalization in the context of identity, and the importance of understanding our own identity as we work to include others.
Growth mindset: Creating space for learning
A growth mindset is an important foundation for D&I, as it emphasizes building understanding through intentional effort, making mistakes, and then applying learnings. Eduardo Briceño of Wiring Growth offers strategies for lifelong learning.
Race & ethnicity: The global conversation
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Adrienne J. Keene, and Dr. Balmurli Natrajan provide perspectives on the global nature of the conversation about race in the workplace and share more about the interplay between race, ethnicity, and caste.
Disability: Increasing access and understanding
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group, describes the spectrum of identities within the disability community and explains why organizations and individuals need to explore this diversity.
Sexual orientation: Diversity within the diversity
Alphonso B. David, civil rights lawyer, President of the Human Rights Campaign, and a leading advocate for LGBTQI+ equality, discusses how a nuanced understanding of this community can lead to a more inclusive workplace culture.
Faith: Conversations in the workplace
Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO for Tanenbaum, and Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, discuss how including faith as part of the diversity and inclusion conversation can strengthen overall workplace culture.
Global opportunity for diversity & inclusion
Making this more than just a moment and embracing the opportunity for D&I in our organizations. Insights from Dr. Tanya Hernández, Professor of Law at Fordham University. Prof. Kenji Yoshino, Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU. Dr. Balmurli Natrajan, Professor of Anthropology and Social Justice, William Paterson University.
Microsoft’s opportunity with diversity & inclusion
What it means to commit to a D&I journey, Microsoft’s focus on allyship, and the global opportunity to strengthen our culture of inclusion. Perspectives from Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Microsoft Chief Diversity Officer, and Diana Navas-Rosette, Director of D&I Strategy Innovation and Partnerships.
D&I and mindset
Growth mindset is a start, but what does it really take to fuel meaningful change in the space of diversity & inclusion? Gain insights from both inside and outside of Microsoft: Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Kenji Yoshino, Dr. Tanya Hernández, Dr. Balmurli Natrajan, and Diana Navas-Rosette.
Moral case and market case for D&I
What the market gives, it can take away, and the market opportunity with D&I. Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU, on doux commerce and the importance of identifying where the commitment to D&I is coming from.
From public policy institutions to Microsoft Partners to everyone's favorite childhood TV show, we are exploring how organizations approach the activation and acceleration of inclusion.
The human, business, and geopolitical case for D&I
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explore the opportunity for organizations to take a holistic approach to diversity & inclusion. They are joined by Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, CVP & Chief Diversity Officer; Nick Parker, CVP, Global Partner Solutions; and Fred Humphries, CVP, US Government Affairs.
Storytelling that drives change: Sesame Workshop
Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela hosts Sesame Workshop’s Sherrie Westin and Kay Wilson Stallings as they reflect on the power of storytelling, Sesame’s history, and Sesame’s work on difficult topics related to diversity.
How 2020 changed the D&I conversation
CHROs Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft; Ellyne Shook, Accenture; Peter Fasolo Johnson & Johnson; and Rhonda Morris, Chevron discuss what it means to be HR executives leading on diversity & inclusion work with empathy, accountability, and sustainability.
Insights that drive change: Brookings Institution
Microsoft President Brad Smith is joined by General John R. Allen, President of the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Camille M. Busette, Senior Fellow at Brookings, as they share how Brookings is using their research approach and insights to inform its focus on race and inequity.
Blue Yonder: Company culture transformation
Learn how Blue Yonder created an environment of inclusion and strengthened its culture by creating a Diversity, Inclusion, Value, and Equality (DIVE) Council.
CDW: D&I and talent management
See how CDW applies a holistic approach to diversity and inclusion by focusing on inclusion and equitable outcomes throughout its talent process.
KPMG: Accessibility levels the playing field
Discover how KPMG built an accessible database for Blind Citizens of Australia (BCA) with Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Pendo: Interrupting bias
Pendo created a culture of awareness by successfully engaging employees in diversity, equality, and inclusion at the beginning of the hiring process.
Valorem Reply: Amplifying under-represented voices for impact
By focusing on allyships and creating an environment of openness, Valorem Reply exemplifies how knowing better leads to doing better.
Workday: Focused D&I teams can change culture
Workday is building value, inclusion, belonging, and equity (VIBE) through the creation of an employee-driven Accelerator Team program.