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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Articles on the importance of diversity and inclusion at the board level and in the workplace.

  • Cultural Humility: A Leadership Virtue

    Best Practices for Creating an Inclusive Culture Grounded in Employee Experience

    Direction for the development of the workplace virtue known as cultural humility, defining employee experience, and identifying competencies that can be used to cultivate skills in the workforce with suggestions about how these can be woven into the intentional management and integration of corporate culture.

  • The Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

    Sparking Transformative Solutions

    The co-founders of the Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (SODI) talk about the implications of D&I research in the workplace.

  • Talking in the Workplace

    Tools for dialogue around challenging topics at work

    Academic and industry experts discuss microaggressions, Islamophobia, and freedom of speech in professional settings.

  • How Diversity Serves Good Governance

    An investor's perspective

    BlackRock Managing Director Michelle Edkins urges diversity for boards of directors.

  • Here’s How to Know if Sexual Harassment Is More Likely at Your Work

    These 6 questions reveal a company’s true character.

  • Matt Lauer is a Litmus Test for Every Workplace

    How company credo can promote healthy culture

    Executives and employees need to be on the same page about a company’s ethics and image.

  • Board Diversity

    Why Diversity is Good for Corporate Governance

    An analysis of the reasons for the lack of minority representation on boards of directors.

  • Women in the Silicon Valley Workforce

    A summary of a Business Ethics Partnership program.

  • Comparable Worth

    Comparable worth is a strategy that attempts to correct past injustices. But implementation of comparable worth risks imposing new costs on society, and raises new questions.

  • Trends in Corporate Governance

    Corporate Governance Continues to Evolve

    Stakeholders, diversity, and right relations are on the minds of people minding corporations.