Diversity

Burkas, Bonnets and Yarmulkes

Traveling allows me to do one of my favorite things – people watch.   Airports are amazing places to people watch, better than a mall, better than an amusement park.  As I sit at my gate I watch the parade of people move by.  I wonder about where they are going and…

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Diversity

Extraordinary Women in the Digital World

On November 9, The Office of Diversity at the Darden Graduate School of business hosted a terrific panel discussion, Women in Technology, that focused on women doing business with social media. The purpose of this event was to bring recognition to a relatively invisible but important population in technology entrepreneurship…

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Diversity, General

Reimagining Empathy

As a consequence of my father being a psychoanalyst, empathy was a frequent topic of conversation in our house and, oddly perhaps, a target for my ambitions. After college I explored that ambition on a children’s psychiatric unit in Minneapolis, where at one point it dawned on me that…

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Diversity

Where to Draw the Line

I have heard discussions about “diversity of thought” as a goal in putting together productive, highly-functioning, multi-perspective groups. I agree in theory, however, there are times when it might be more productive to filter certain destructive brands of thought out of conversations. Over the past several years, I…

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Diversity

Feeling a Little Queer

I spent the last couple of days in Atlanta, GA at the Reaching Out MBA Conference.  Reaching Out is a national MBA conference for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender) students.  The programming was impressive.  The conference is complete with workshops, key note speakers and a career fair.  The…

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