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Celebrating Women’s History Month: In and Outside of the Workplace. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Women’s History Month is an excellent time to recognize all of the contributions that your women-identifying employees make to the workplace, and to communicate your ongoing commitment to gender equity and continuous efforts to create an inclusive workplace for everyone, regardless of gender.  At Pope Consulting, we are especially grateful for all of the women who fought so hard for Women’s Rights for over 100 years, and those who continue to do so today. Why Do We Celebrate Women’s History Month? Women’s History Month is an observance of women’s contributions to culture and society, despite the social disadvantages they have faced throughout history, such as the inability to vote or have their own finances or property, unequal treatment in the eyes of the law, mistreatment in healthcare, and being barred from receiving the same education and opportunities as men. Many of these forms of discrimination and oppression still occur. Today, women continue to deal with the wage gap, sexual harassment and discrimination/retaliation based upon their gender. Women’s History Month…

How to Honor Black History Month at Work

Black History Month occurs every February to celebrate the contributions Black Americans have made to advance equality throughout the United States. This is a great opportunity for employers to recognize and honor Black culture and accomplishments and to encourage inclusion in the workplace. Acknowledging this month-long celebration at…

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Join us in acknowledging the heritage of America’s largest minority group. Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Created to recognize the positive impact that Hispanic Americans have contributed and continue to impart on our country,…

2020 — An Unprecedented Year: The Virus, the Bias and the Search for Equity

Unprecedented.   That’s the word that many would use to describe 2020. 2020 was a busy year for media outlets as reports of the novel coronavirus swept national headlines early into the new year and people across the globe soon found themselves grappling with…

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Last week, our country lost a superhero. On Friday, September 18, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, leaving behind a pervasive legacy as a key contributor in Supreme Court rulings that brought diversity, equity and inclusion to the national stage.…

Lessons From The 19th Amendment

Today, Pope Consulting acknowledges the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. In honor of the amendment that gave many women in the United States the right to vote, we are taking some time to reflect on how far our nation has…

Neutralizing the Impact of Unconscious Bias During the COVID-19 Crisis

Virtually every aspect of life and the economy has been changed in some way due to COVID-19, and we still don’t have a full picture of the impact. What we do know is that businesses in almost every industry are being hit—hard. Small businesses are…