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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources for Key Industries
Although virtually all industries confront some kind of issues and challenges related to ensuring that they are removing obstacles to enable more fairness and equity in who they serve, there are a few high profile industries that confront particularly significant challenges. Among these are finance and investing; high tech; pharmaceutical and healthcare; and retail. In the below section we provide some excellent resources to help you begin your research into DEI issues for those industries.
Finance, Banking and Investment
When it comes to equity and fairness in relationships with underserved communities, the finance and investing industries are of particular significance as so much of what makes for a level playing field in business comes down to having access to financing. We have broken down issues surrounding equity and finance into three sub-areas:
- Investing and Wealth Management
- Lending and Financing
- Diversity within the Industry
Investing and Wealth Management: Books and ebooks
The Color of Money by
Publication Date: 2017-09-14
Mehrsa Baradaran challenges the myth that black communities could ever accumulate wealth in a segregated economy. Instead, housing segregation, racism, and Jim Crow credit policies created an inescapable, but hard to detect, economic trap for black communities and their banks. Examining the fruits of past policies and the operation of banking in a segregated economy, she makes clear that only bolder, more realistic views of banking's relation to black communities will end the cycle of poverty and promote black wealth.
Investing and Wealth Management: Scholarly and Trade Journals
Investing and Wealth Management: Reports and Studies
Lending and Financing: Scholarly and Trade Journals
Lending and Financing: Research Reports
Lending and Financing: Government Sources
Credit, Income and Inequality
Analyzing unique data on loan applications by individuals who are majority owners of small firms, this report detail show a bank’s credit decisions affect their future income. A research report by the New York Federal Reserve. June 2020
Diversity Within the Industry: Scholarly and Trade Journals
Diversity Within the Industry: Research Reports
Diversity Within the Industry: Government Sources
Retail, Consumer and Markting
As a direct consumer facing industry, retailers have special and critical obligations when it comes to how they advertise, market, communicate and interact with a wide diversity of customers. Here are our selected resources for learning about the current issues and potential solutions
Books and ebooks
Consumer Equality by
Publication Date: 2016-09-26
This book provides a vivid examination of the issue of consumer inequality in America- through the evaluation of real-life cases, the trend of consumers suing companies for discrimination, and the application of novel frameworks to establish legitimate consumer equality. Everyone--regardless of race, gender, or
Handbook of Research on Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility by
Publication Date: 2014-07-25
This Handbook explores the complex relationship between marketing and social responsibility, with a focus on marketing as a driver for CSR initiatives. The book examines CSR from a variety of marketing dimensions and a diverse set of cross-cultural perspectives, including consumer behavior, strategy, and public policy.
Scholarly and Trade Articles
Algorithmic Advertising Discrimination
Joseph Blass, 114 Northwestern University Law Review. 415 (2019).
Designing retail spaces for inclusion
KarenEdwards; Mark S.Rosenbaum; DeborahBrosdahl; PatrickHughes Jr.
Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services
Volume 44, September 2018,
Exploring User Perceptions of Discrimination in Online Targeted Advertising
Angelisa C. Plane, Elissa M. Redmiles, and Michelle L. Mazurek, University of Maryland; Michael Carl Tschantz, International Computer Science Institute. Part of the Proceedings of the 26th USENIX Security Symposium; August 16–18, 2017 Vancouver, BC, Canada
In addition to financial equity, inequities in matters related to healthcare are certainly of paramount concerns; as disparities in diagnosis treatment, and care can literally have life and death consequences. Below are books, reports and industry web sites that shed light on the problem and potential solutions
Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion by
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
Despite the many Public Health successes over the last century, health disparity continues to exist in in American society. This introductory text addresses this topic head on, exploring steps that must be taken to prepare for the rapidly changing demographics in American society, including immigration reform (emerging majorities), and evidenced based information substantiating the fact that diversity matters in terms of the provision of health care.
For several years now, there has been growing concern regrading the lack of diversity within high technology companies. The below resources will offer insights and potential solutions for increasing the number of women and people of color within companies in that sector.
The Future of Tech Is Female by
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
The Future of Tech is Female considers the paradoxes involved in women's ascent to leadership roles, suggesting industry-wide solutions to combat gender inequality. Drawing upon 15 years of experience in the field and traces the history of women in the information technology industry in order to identify solutions for the issues facing women today. The author explores a variety of solutions such as mandatory quota laws for female employment, pledge programs, and limitations on the H1-B VISA program, and grapples with the challenges facing women in IT from a range of perspectives.
High-Tech Housewives by
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Tech companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft promote the free flow of data worldwide, while relying on foreign temporary IT workers to build, deliver, and support their products. However, even as IT companies use technology and commerce to transcend national barriers, their transnational employees face significant migration and visa constraints. The author shows how women's labor within the household is vital to the functioning of the flexible and transnational system of IT itself.
Lean Out by
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
Lean Out collects 25 stories from the modern tech industry, from people who fought GamerGate and from women and transgender artists who have made their own games, from women who have started their own companies and who have worked for some of the most successful corporations in America, from LGBTQ women, from women of color, from transgender people and people who do not ascribe to a gender.
Recoding Gender by
Publication Date: 2012-10-05
The untold history of women and computing: how pioneering women succeeded in a field shaped by gender biases. Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Abbate describes the experiences of women who worked with the earliest electronic digital computers and other ground breaking achivers in the history of computing
Scholarly and Trade Articles