How Can Microsoft Fix Its Diversity Issue?

Last month, Microsoft released its latest workforce demographic numbers. It was no surprise to see the leadership dominated by white men, but the extent to which women and other groups were underrepresented was rather disappointing. For the biggest software company in the world, known for its liberal values and social progressivism, it would seem all its talk about “commitment towards diversity” had failed to take hold within the organization. ...more

How Can Microsoft Fix Its Diversity Issue?

Last month, Microsoft released its latest workforce demographic numbers. It was no surprise to see the leadership dominated by white men, but the extent to which women and other groups were underrepresented was rather disappointing. For the biggest software company in the world, known for its liberal values and social progressivism, it would seem all its talk about “commitment towards diversity” had failed to take hold within the organization....more

Young Children & Diversity – Celebrating Differences to Make a Difference

 In an ever-changing world it is increasingly important to teach our children to embrace differences.  Learning tolerance and understanding cultural diversity begins at home. Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teachers, and young kids learn so much about the world even before they ever enter an early childhood classroom.  But what’s the best way to teach your child at such a young age about such a grown-up topic? Young children are more perceptive than we think they are.  ...more

Food For Thought: Race & Inclusion on Campus

 Yesterday on NPR's The Forum on the Road with Michael Krasny, the topic of discussion was, "Race Relations on College Campuses." Serving on the panel for this much needed conversation were:...more

Discovering Malaysia

I have always wanted to go to Malaysia - since the first time I saw pictures of the Petronas Towers. I didn’t know anything else about Malaysia; just those iconic towers were enough....more

Thoughts on Diversity in the Tech Industry... From a Black Computer Scientist

Let's be clear about one thing from the start: I'm a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science. No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I've been "leaning in" since birth.This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming. I wasn't sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words. Then I wasn't even sure if I should say anything at all, since it may ruffle some feathers. In the end, I didn't care. Some things need to be said. Most people think it, but few say it. I'll take one for the team....more
@kid_OYO KaporCenter hackthehood my msg needs refining why? cause you disagree? or cause it's ...more

Ad Color adds color

It’s a play on words. We love that ship – hehe, ship --> read this – at the Ronay house.And one of us Ronay’s also loves getting dressed up and drinking fancy cocktails and all of the pre-party primping, too (mani/pedi, eyebrows, blowout. And a spray tan, of course.  Why, yes, I am from New Jersey. How’d you know?)....more

The problem with Indira Nooyi's (PepsiCo's CEO) interview about dealing with the guilt of parenthood

The recent interview by Indira Nooyi, Pepsico CEO, and the thirteenth most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes, has been doing the rounds of social media lately. In the frank and honest interview, Nooyi talks about how she deals with parental guilt and how 'women can't have it all'. While I do appluad her for sharing her experience in an honest and non sugar coated manner, I have an issue with the message.  Her experience about her mother shaming Nooyi for not being the perfect mother and her subsequent guilt seems to send out a regressive message....more
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