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Diversity and Inclusion

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Any Difference that Makes a Difference: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion at D'Youville.

Let’s talk about how identity affects the collegiate experience and what it may feel like to be inside or outside the dominant culture. We will open conversation about the importance of inclusion and diversity at D'Youville and will create space to discuss actionable changes that can be made to better understand the experiences and perspectives of others.

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Recommended Reading List

A collection of books has been created to accompany this salon. Participants are encouraged to use these sources to further their understanding of this topic and continue the conversation about D'Youville's mission and brand positioning.

Reading List

The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity and Inclusion Pays Off
by Mason Donovan and Mark Kaplan

In today’s increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion are no longer just the right thing to do; it is a core leadership competency and central to the success of business. This book provides a framework to tap the bottom line impact that results from an inclusive culture providing tangible dividends putting organizations ahead of their competition.

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

Reveals hidden biases based on experience through a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind, giving us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior to outsmart the machine in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us.

Be Heard
by Shilpa Gauba

Effectively identify and communicate to multicultural markets, understand the mindset and emotions of multicultural do's and don'ts. Discover the importance of in-language communication to help service niche markets, understand sentiments, emotions, and behaviors of various cultures during their major ethnic events, holidays, festivals, and more.

The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity while Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
by Laura A. Liswood

Written in an accessible style, this business fable that offers an alternate view of a multicultural workplace through the use of practical stories and cultural anecdotes. As a result, you find two distinct ways of doing business, neither one being necessarily the right or better way. By understanding others' viewpoints, you can understand how better to work with them.

Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance
by Howard J. Ross

Diversity in organizations has been a goal for more than a quarter of a century, yet companies struggle to create an inclusive workplace. This book explains why most diversity programs fail and how we can make them work. Only through challenging our preconceived notions about diversity can we build a productive and collaborative work environment.

110 Ways To Champion Diversity and Build Inclusion
by Simma Lieberman

Provides no cost or low-cost ways to have a dramatic impact on your organizational culture. Next time you or your employees wonder what you can do to create more inclusion, open this book and choose one or more actions, pretty soon, you’ll be taking steps to improving your organization for a better future.

Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change
by Jennifer Brown

Shares proven strategies to empower entire organizations, utilizing all of their talents and potential, to drive positive change for the future of work. The power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who feel fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard will fuel this growth.

What If?: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue
by Steve L. Robbins


Delivers a highly creative and innovative new way to explore the issues that dominate today's multicultural, multiethnic workplace. To the twenty-five witty yet inspiring stories in this collection, Steve Long-Nguyen Robbins has added tips and suggestions for putting these key learnings into action. Combined, What If? offers a powerful lens into the human experience.

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives
by Howard J. Ross

Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders, yet in virtually every area of modern life, disparities remain. Even in organizations embracing the idea of diversity as a mainstream idea, patterns of disparity remain rampant. The more bias-conscious an organization can be, the more it can learn and grow.

Diversity's Promise for Higher Education: Making It Work
by Daryl G. Smith

Emphasizes a transdisciplinary approach to the topic of diversity, this book includes new information about gender identity, stereotype threat, student and faculty success, the growing role of chief diversity officers. Discusses international emergence of diversity issues ranging from faculty hiring, implicit bias, and who moves up the ladder and who doesn’t.

On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility
by Ernesto Javier Martínez

Juxtaposes texts by black, Latino, and Asian queer writers and artists to understand how knowledge is acquired and produced in contexts of racial and gender oppression. From Baldwin's novel “Another Country” to Margaret Cho's turn-of-the-century stand-up comedy, this book speaks directly to theories of identity and knowledge.