Challenging Positions May Appear
The university that I chose is Northern Kentucky University. This university is located in Campbell County, Kentucky in Northern Kentucky. The student population is as follows: 80.3% White, 7.78% Black or African American, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 1.86% Asian, 0.154% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. In 2020, 16,211 students were enrolled at Northern Kentucky University. For the undergraduate programs, 47.2% are white females, followed by 32.1% white males, and Black American females come in at 4.61%. Students that enroll in full-time graduate programs are 54% white females, 25.7% white males and 7.38% Black American females.
It seems like more and more women are showing and proving that just as productive if not more. Women are outperforming men which can set up the younger generation for success. The older generation are breaking through the glass boundaries which paves the way for the younger generation. “Although appoinment of women and minorities to challenging positions may appear to be fostering diversity, setting them up to fail may ultimately be more negative for diversity efforts.”
Once women recieved the equal rights and opportunities that allowed them to gain employment, more and more women decided to enter the workforce and not stay home caring for their children.
When you have organizations that practice and abide by the diversity standards they will absolutely outperform organizations that do not follow as much of the diversity standard. Organizations with a diversity plan can use this to their advantage by exploring and using everyone’s background.
Ted Talk: First, the speaker talks about the 6 dimensions to diversity. Gender, nationality, career, industry, age, and education. Wanting to measure diveristy by going into the field for research with her team. In the end, the more diverse the company, the more innovative. She made a great statement. The more diversity drives innovation, the more innovation drives diversity. For gender diversity to have an impact on innovation, more than 20% women need to be in leadership roles.
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