Even more diverse!

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April 2008 | By Margarita Alonso, Professor of Diversity Management at IE Business School

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now facing an even greater challenge than gender equality- that of non discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace. Learn how itâ??s done.

Many companies have still not managed to break down the barriers that discriminate against women and disabled workers, and still face challenges in terms of reconciling workers and finding imaginative formulas to attract and retain young talent. And now an even more difficult challenge has appeared: what to do with gays and lesbians.

More than a year ago now, a group of students took the initiative and set up IEOut, the first known LGBT network in a business school in Spain. It was a challenge that was not entirely free from controversy.

This experience, and several studies in progress, have enabled us to learn a great deal. We have achieved our objective in that we are now in a position to give guidelines and advice to firms that want to include this collective in their diversity policies.

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L’ Oréal e-Strat Challenge Episode:为亚洲和中国叫好

今年MBA组的第一名和第二名分别是来自台湾和马来西亚的团队,第三名是来自巴西的团队。我们IE则是因为0.01分的差距没有进入前3名。
老实说,我本人对于前两周刚刚结束的“欧莱雅全球在线商业策略竞赛“的最后结果很是有些诧异,然后是喜悦和振奋。之所以差异是因为名列前矛的团队并非来自通常我们所认为的发达国家的商学院;喜悦是因为看到亚洲团队的崛起;更是因为看到华裔学生在这些TOP团队占了相当一部分比例而振奋(我们IE团队是代表西班牙进入最后决赛的唯一团队,但是成员却是我们江西的Vera和另外2个印度的男生,晕!)。
最后申明:绝对不是宣扬什么民族情绪啊,想想今年藏独同志们的民族情绪带来的后果实在“很滥很暴力”,懒得评论,留待历史去检验了。
照片为IE商学院2008国际MBA中国女生 Vera和她的另外两名队友
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