NASA, ESA experts weigh in on diversity and inclusion in space

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“If you look at pictures of some of NASA’s first astronauts, you might notice they all have something in common — every one of them is a white man…Women were only able to apply to NASA’s astronaut corps starting in 1983 and, to date, out of about 600 people who have been to space, far less than 100 have been people of color, and only four Black women in history have been to space.”

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Individual companies must take action to root out systemic bias in their own hiring practices, but that alone won’t move the needle on representation…diversity alone is not enough. It doesn’t work to just ‘add diversity and stir.’ A paradigm shift must combine multiple elements”

On DEI, One Real Challenge Lies Outside the Office Walls

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A recent survey conducted by Workhuman found that “Overall, 71 percent of all respondents said their company has made noticeable progress around DE&I since last year. And despite this majority, 40 percent of [people of color] employees surveyed stated their company has not made noticeable progress.”

Omaha Fire Department looking to improve diversity in the department

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On Tuesday, the Omaha Fire Department announced that they are focusing on hiring more women and people of color. “Representatives of the department say having someone to relate to when on a call only helps when it comes to resolving emergencies, [and] the more diversity they have in the station, the more cohesive they become as a team.”

Five things that make a great leader in tough times

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“Unprecedented” is a word that’s been used a lot over the past year, but for business leaders still trying to navigate the socio-economic fallout, it’s still relevant. From this article crafted by Courier, it’s obvious that leaders must change their mindsets to focus more on the short-term strategy. 

Employee Burnout is Creating a DEI Emergency

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While traditionally burnout has been kept private and looked at as an individual issue in the workplace – and in some particularly cutthroat cultures a sign of weakness – we now have to acknowledge that it is a widely shared issue. And that it is creating a DEI emergency.”