The Fortune 500’s difficult relationship with diversity and inclusion

by Ray Hayes What if I told you that Supplierty News was committing funding to increase  diversity within our staff,? What if I also included a list of initiatives to further our mission?   Would you believe our effort is genuine or would you need statistics to back up our narrative?  Unfortunately for many Fortune 500 companies, diversity … Read more

What is Latinx?

I recently learned about the word Latinx, a term referring to the Latino American LGBT community.  On tonight’s episode, I wanted to give my thoughts on the word and discuss its future within other cultures.

Gender Diversity and the Corporate Boardroom

Discovering ways to increase a company’s profit margin is crucial in today’s bottom line driven economy.  One of the ways profit is measured is a corporate’s ROE or return on Equity.  According to the global research firm MSCI ESG, companies with “strong female representation on boards generated a Return on Equity of 10.1% per year … Read more

A constantly updated list providing businesses cases for workplace diversity

Caroline Turner is a Principal at, DifferenceWORKS, LLC, an organization that “helps leaders leverage the diversity of today’s workforce.”  In her spare time she is also a contributor to Huffington Post.  One of Turner’s many contributions has been collecting and updating a running list of business cases made for the support of diversity in the … Read more

HP’s Reinvent Mindsets campaign looks to improve diversity hirings

HP’s new campaign “Reinvent Mindsets” is looking to raise awareness for diversity hiring.  According to the company “When qualified for a job, African-Americans are 3x more likely to experience a denial.”  The 3x is an interesting statistic as I’m sure many black Americans have wondered why they were turned down for jobs they felt they … Read more

Can Diversity succeed without diminishing white influence?

Ernest Owens is a gay black journalist who writes for Philly Magazine.  About a week ago, the millennial journalist wrote an article entitled “Diversity Isn’t “Being in the Room” — It’s Whites Giving Up Their Seats”.  While his opinion is a bit extreme, it is a gateway into the growing world of business and explains … Read more

Is Slack hitting the “tech wall” for diversity hiring?

When it comes to workplace diversity in tech, Slack has always been an industry leader.  The company, which is known for its enterprise chat software, constantly measures its diversity gains through partnerships with organizations like Code2040, Year Up and Project Include in an effort “to find more candidates with underrepresented backgrounds and develop strategies for the … Read more

The FCC champions diversity in the communications industry

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is committed to correcting the diversity problem within the communications industry. In order to fulfill their goal, the FCC is planing to work with a committee to consulate the agency on ways to promote diversity. Members of the general public will be asked to provide recommendations to FCC’s panel that … Read more