Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa)

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Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa)
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Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa)

Published August 8, 2016
By Evan Apfelbaum, Harvard Business Review

When it comes to issues of race, gender, and diversity in organizations, researchers have revealed the problems in ever more detail. We have found a lot less to say about what does work — what organizations can do to create the conditions in which stigmatized groups can reach their potential and succeed. That’s why my collaborators — Nicole Stephens at the Kellogg School of Management and Ray Reagans at MIT Sloan — and I decided to study what organizations can do to increase traditionally stigmatized groups’ performance and persistence, and curb the disproportionately high rates at which they leave jobs.

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