• About the Author: Joelle Emerson

    Joelle Emerson is Founder and CEO at Paradigm, a strategy firm that partners with companies to help them build stronger, more inclusive organizations. Before founding Paradigm Joel…

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05 Nov. 2017 | Comments (0)
Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better
There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire.

15 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
Colorblind Diversity Efforts Don’t Work
As organizations struggle with stalled diversity efforts, some are considering moving toward a “colorblind” approach: deemphasizing initiatives focused on specific demographic groups in favor of more general inclusion efforts. For some, this approach seems like an appealing strategy for engaging majority group members and company leaders, while reducing the tensions that can arise when efforts are focused explicitly on identities like race and gender.