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2023 Black History Month

February 16, 2023

  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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Sacred Work: A Guide for DEI Initiatives

January 12, 2023

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. released his third book “Why We Can’t Wait,” which captures how activism by African Americans from the spring and summer of that year accelerated social change. “Why We Can’t Wait” was written at the conclusion of key national events that exposed deep racial injustice and vast economic inequality…

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month

November 19, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the diverse histories, traditions and cultures of Native people. Native Land Digital is a Canada-based non-profit which strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources. The organization offers a robust interactive map of the…

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DEI: Ever Evolving

October 10, 2022

DEI: Always Evolving In 2020, CADIA published a LI post entitled “Understanding the Terms Hispanic and Latinx” as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). As is common in DEI work, things change quickly. Currently, CADIA would not promote the use of the term “Latinx” because for many reasons, the…

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The Role Of Psychological Safety In DEI

July 13, 2022

The Role Of Psychological Safety In DEI Manage Magazine defines psychological safety as the assurance that employees within a specific work environment can voice their opinions without fear of negative consequences. Psychologically safe environments do not tolerate bullying, harassment, or humiliation, thus giving employees the freedom to openly ask questions, discuss new ideas, bring up concerns, and…

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Holding Leaders Accountable

DEI is a Business Strategy:  Holding Leaders Accountable

May 9, 2022

Over the last few years, boards, investors, customers, and society have been catalysts that have pushed for holding c-suite leaders accountable in DEI.

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The Role of Leadership in Fostering Inclusive Workplaces

March 5, 2022

Many organizations around the world are becoming more successful due to building diverse workforces. However, there’s still a huge disconnect between diversity and true inclusivity in the workplace.

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The Key to Understanding: Executive Listening Tours

September 15, 2021

“Executive Listening Tours” are gaining traction in the industry as a means to gain understanding and clarity around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
This is a as a best practice for leaders who want to understand the lived experience.

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Why Do DEI Strategies Fail In Automotive?

September 15, 2021

Why does diversity, equity and inclusion strategies fail so frequently? There are a number of factors that we have seen at CADIA, and I’d like to share a few observations so that members of the CADIA community can avoid some of the pitfalls.

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The Business Case for Diversity: Are We Asking the Right Question?

September 15, 2021

For some time, there has been a question floating around: What is the business case for creating a diverse organization?

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