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Creating an Equitable Workforce

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Creating an equitable workforce demands a hard look at all parts of the employee lifecycle. It’s not solely about recruiting; but about thoughtful attention to the hiring funnel and beyond—from sourcing diverse talent to providing an inclusive employee experience. Diversity in the workplace advances an organization in many ways. It gives you access to a…

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Top 10 Ways to Make DEI Work: Building a More Inclusive Future

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At CADIA this year we have been hearing a lot about making DEI sustainable within organizations.  Recently our founder and CEO, Cheryl Thompson gave a blog-worthy talk to the MEMA Diversity Council entitled Top Strategies to ensure your DEI strategy is sustainable.  We’ve pulled the highlights together here – take a look and let us know what…

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CADIA Honors Pride Month 2023

As June approaches, we want to take a moment to celebrate Pride Month and express our unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community. At CADIA, we believe that every individual should be able to bring their authentic selves to work without fear of discrimination or prejudice. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace…

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The Corporate Ladder: Still Tricky for Women

You have likely seen this or a similar triangle.  It depicts the percentage of women in the automotive industry at entry level (the foundation of the triangle) up through executive ranks. Now, the “triangle” imagery isn’t perfect, it’s obviously a lagging indicator; nonetheless it tells a story. The story goes like this:  Statistically speaking, over…

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2023 Black History Month

  Black History Month creates a quandary for some in the automotive industry. We all want to recognize, celebrate, and honor the contributions and achievements made by Black people everywhere, to celebrate racial pride, and to examine our commitment to ideals of equity, freedom, and racial justice. On the other hand, we feel as though…

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