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Career Change Advice from One of America's Most Successful Women

by Derek Loosvelt | September 28, 2020

Liz Elting is one of Forbes' “Richest Self-Made Women”—and an experienced career changer. Here, she offers tips for other professionals looking to make a change.

How Can Employers Create Safe Spaces for Women & People of Color? [Interview]

by Stephan Maldonado | September 22, 2020

We spoke to an executive coach about how employers can create safe spaces and cultures of true workplace inclusion for women and BIPOC.

Does Diversity Training Work? Clockwise's CEO on the Challenges of Fighting Unconscious Bias

by Stephan Maldonado | September 11, 2020

Does diversity training foster a more inclusive workplace culture? We spoke with Clockwise CEO Matt Martin to learn how companies can fight unconscious bias.

Kamala Harris’s Inspiring Career Path: From Activist Daughter to VP Nominee

by Ashley Reed | September 10, 2020

For many people—including VP candidate Kamala Harris—law school hasn't been just a stop on the way to a legal career but a stepping stone to a life of service.

The State of Gender Equality on Wall Street in 4 Charts

by Derek Loosvelt | August 26, 2020

On Women's Equality Day, we took a look at the differences between how male and female bankers rated their firms in our Banking Survey over the past decade.

3 Ways to Encourage Your Company to Hire More People of Color

by Natalie Fisher | August 24, 2020

If you work for a company that hasn't historically made diversity a priority, here's how to encourage them to do better.

How Black and White Professionals Reckon with Racism in the Workplace [Interview]

by Stephan Maldonado | August 18, 2020

Kristin Harper, CEO of Driven to Succeed, spoke with us about a focus group on racial inequality in the workplace she held with Black and White professionals.

The Latest Law Firm Diversity Survey Results Are In!

by Vera Djordjevich | August 12, 2020

More than 230 law firms took part in the 2020 Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, and the responses are now available. Click to learn more about the latest survey and to access the Vault/MCCA Diversity Database.

3 Ways Your Company’s Policies Are Hurting Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

by Samantha Keefe | August 07, 2020

If your company is ready to rethink its corporate culture for racism and diversity pitfalls, here are three areas to reexamine ASAP.

4 Career Lessons from Professional Poker Player Maria Konnikova

by Derek Loosvelt | July 23, 2020

There's a lot to learn from "The Biggest Bluff," a new book by best-selling author Maria Konnikova. Here are four lessons from the world of professional poker.

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