Category: Commentary

Culture Moments: What Work From Home Has Meant for Workers with Disabilities

While the pandemic has led to the widespread acceptance of remote work and drawn increased attention to digital accessibility, in many cases, workers with a disability have not benefited from these advancements like their peers. In fact, a 2019 Rutgers study showed that among people who continued working during the pandemic, workers with disabilities were… Read more »

A Note from LCW Leadership: Statement on Florida’s “Stop Woke Act”

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends, At LCW we approach the brave conversations we have every day from a place of learning and growth that never compels individuals to make assumptions or judgements based on race, gender, nationality, or any other part of their identity. We take pride in helping individuals recognize and then directly challenge… Read more »

Culture Moments: Holistic Health During a Pandemic

According to a recent study by Qualtrics, 58% of employees report their job is the main source of their mental distress. The pandemic only exacerbated this trend – further blurring the lines between “home” and “work.” But how did this impact the inequities we know already existed in access to healthcare among BIPOC communities? In this… Read more »

LCW Welcomes Alisa Kolodizner as Co-CEO & Managing Partner

For over two decades, LCW has taken a unique and industry-leading approach to helping individuals and organizations succeed across cultures. Well, we are at it again… Today we are very excited to introduce Alisa Kolodizner as the newest member of LCW’s executive leadership team. Alisa will assume the role of Co-CEO & Managing Partner, while… Read more »

Hidden Signals Revealed: Boston Scientific’s Journey to the 2022 Catalyst Award

“Diversity is a given. Inclusion is a choice. Equity is a goal. But belonging is the ultimate outcome. And that’s where we want to get to as a company. To where everyone can feel like their whole self and that they belong here at Boston Scientific.” – Camille Chang Gilmore, Vice President, Human Resources &… Read more »

LCW’s Sustainable Culture of Inclusion Model™

What is LCW’s Sustainable Culture of Inclusion Model™? For more than two decades, LCW has designed and delivered training, consulting, and translation solutions that empower every individual – from executives to individual contributors — with the tools to collaborate, thrive, and innovate across cultures. LCW’s Sustainable Culture of Inclusion Model™ is a framework for understanding… Read more »

Culture Moments: What Mentorship Means

Mentorship. You know the term. You’re familiar with the concept. But what does it mean to truly foster a meaningful mentorship in the workplace? In this Brave Conversation, Culture Moments podcast host Larry Baker is joined by guests Lisa Fain, CEO of The Center for Mentoring Excellence, Kamillah Knight, Senior Global Director of Diversity and… Read more »

Culture Moments: What the “Great Resignation” Means for BIPOC Workers

The great resignation… the great reshuffle… the great realignment… whatever you call it, this period of flux, characterized by high rates of workers leaving jobs for better or more flexible opportunities, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and no organization is immune. In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, host Larry Baker has a… Read more »

Culture Moments: Parenting During the Pandemic

In this special edition of our Brave Conversations series, host Larry Baker is joined by LCW colleagues José Guardado (Principal Consultant), Melissa Neu (Business Development Consultant), and Rebecca Parrilla (Director of Content & Research) to discuss a shared experience many people have lived through: parenting during the pandemic. This unique episode features Language & Culture… Read more »

Culture Moments: A Year After George Floyd: What’s Next?

LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker continues our Brave Conversation series with a discussion on the Black community’s experience in the time since the murder of George Floyd, what this moment has meant in the context of the Black experience in America, and what can continue to be done to move towards a more equitable… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: What about the Latinx Community?

  In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker has a brave conversation about the challenges the Latinx community faced during the pandemic and the obstacles this community continues to face in the workplace today. Guests Daisy Auger-Dominguez (Chief People Officer, VICE Media) and Carlos Herrera (Inclusive Diversity Lead… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Pride After the Pandemic

In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker has a brave conversation about what a post-pandemic “return to normal” might look like for the LGBTQ+ community, how organizational leaders can support their LGBTQ+ staff members, and what authentic change looks like in practice. Lara Avisov (Sr. Diversity & Inclusion… Read more »

The LCW Team Continues to Grow

  LCW is proud to announce that our team is once again growing. We’re excited to introduce four new hires and two new roles within the organization. This growth represents LCW’s continued commitment to providing personal and intentional partnership with every LCW client as we strive to help make transformational change across global organizations. “Expanding… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: What “Return to Work” Means for Women

LCW is pleased to announce the launch of the Culture Moments podcast’s second season, “Brave Conversations” with LCW. Throughout the season, we will put our own approach into practice as LCW Consultant Larry Baker hosts panel-style discussions with guests from specific communities, so they can share their own perspectives on the last year, their insights… Read more »

LCW Announces End-of-Year Learning Bundles

Make sure your organization is prepared to keep inclusion a priority in 2022 After a tremendous year of DEI learning and growth, we want to help your organization keep the momentum going into 2022! We’re offering limited time discounts on bundled programs that include eLearnings and mircoLearnings in any language version needed, along with a… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Patricia Glasel of TransPerfect

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Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Patricia Glasel, Global Training Director at TransPerfect. Born in Africa with roots in France and the West Indies, Patricia’s career has spanned 11 countries. When she came to the US to study at Northwestern University, she met LCW’s founders and began working with… Read more »

How Can We Retain Diverse Teams? Larry Baker Shares his Perspective with From Day One

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  You’ve hired diverse talent – now what? Last month, Larry Baker and other DEI leaders joined From Day One’s recent virtual conference, Diversity: How Employers Can Match Words With Deeds,  to tackle this question.   Throughout the discussion, one thing was clear: consistency and accountability are key to making sure companies create “sticky” workplaces. “What… Read more »

What the Trial for the Murder of George Floyd Means to Me

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Now that the trial for the murder of George Floyd is over, in lieu of an official corporate statement, we at LCW would like to center the voice of our team member, consultant and facilitator Larry Baker. Below he shares his reaction and perspectives for what needs to happen next to implement and sustain true… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Kimberly Williams of Stanley Black & Decker

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“Unless we can change some of the things that are happening around us, the problems will keep coming in. No matter how much strategy we build, no matter how much training we do, no matter how much we link something to compensation, what’s happening outside always happens inside.” – Kimberly Williams, Global Diversity & Inclusion… Read more »