Diverse consulting teams thrive when solving complex problems together, but, for people who haven’t had much exposure to the industry, it can seem a little opaque. The Being Black in Consulting event seeks to shed some light on this subject.
While some progress has been made in addressing discrimination in the workplace, many still feel the need to change themselves to conform to workplace cultural norms. Some, for example, may modify their speech or straighten their hair in order to fit in. This can come at a cost, writes Laura Morgan Roberts, Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, in the Harvard Business Review.
McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management takes part in Mentorship Program Boosts Black Student Enrollment
McGill University's Pick Your Path for Black Youth (PYPB) mentorship program is breaking barriers and encouraging Black students to consider studying at McGill. The program pairs Black high school and CEGEP students with Black McGill students or alumni, providing support and guidance.
Business has an important role in the economy, and in shaping culture. Businesses set the norms, and can foster inclusivity. McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) recently took steps to help 2sLGBTQIA+ people do this by launching a scholarship of up to $10,000 USD for leaders actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion in their organization, communities, country, or region.
"I want there to be a day where there’s more than just two red scarves [at the Faculty of Management convocation] and that’s what I’m going to continue to work to achieve," says Leon Picha (BCom’23).
McGill Desautels Faculty of Management alum Tim Thompson (MBA’90) served as the keynote speaker at this year’s Lavender Grad, an event celebrating the graduation of McGill students who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, trans, queer, intersex, or non-binary.
The McGill Desautels Career Management team has taken home the TalentEgg Special Award For Innovation By Career Centre, announced at the 12th annual TalentEgg Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
One of this year’s three Black Grad valedictorians, Julia Ayim (BCom’23) has just completed a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Strategic Management and Organizational Behaviour at the Desautels Faculty of Management. She and fellow graduates were celebrated at the annual Black Grad gala on April 30, a sold-out event organized by the Black Students’ Network of McGill (BSN).
Located in Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation operates more than 100 businesses and employs nearly 14,000 people. The federally recognized Native American tribe has come a long way since Governor Bill Anoatubby began working there as health director in the 1970s. “We had to use ingenuity because we did not have a lot of resources. We had the human resources that we needed to mobilize.
This Black History Month, McGill Desautels hosted a lineup of five in-person and virtual events that not only promoted equity in the workplace for Black people, but also highlighted uplifting aspects of Black culture through enterprise.
Okimaw Community & HR Solutions works with First Nations leaders to implement effective human resources
First Nations’ band managers typically play dual roles, serving as both finance and human-resources manager, but finances are often their primary focus, says Miranda Kennedy, the Vice President of Human Resources at Okimaw Community & HR Solutions, a company that works with First Nations and related organizations. “Rarely is anyone in the band office equipped to manage employee grievances, workplace safety or updating policies and procedures,” Kennedy told Prof.
The Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management wants to give out keys to doors that were once locked. “The hope and dream is to create opportunities for others,” Yolande Chan told Bill Brownstein in an interview for the Montreal Gazette. “As a Black dean, I’m not about exclusion. I’m about inclusion. We want to be representative of the markets we serve as businesses.
Male-dominated startups have more difficulty hiring female talent, and their company’s gender dynamics play a role. An article in Forbes.com cites research from Desautels Prof. Elena Obukhova, which has shown that female job-seekers give consideration to how women are treated in their prospective workplaces.
Delve: How Organizations Can Increase Gender Diversity by Rethinking Job Recruitment, with Brian Rubineau
In the past few years of the Covid pandemic, many people have left or lost their jobs and sought out new ones. Who has succeeded and who hasn’t depends not only on merit and ability, but on who you know—word-of-mouth is one of the most common ways that people learn about and are encouraged to apply for jobs. And who you know typically reflects your gender, race, and other influential differences that in policy terms are markers of diversity.