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Former ambassador calls for mentorship program for diversity at State Department

The House Appropriations Committee took advice at a hearing Thursday on how to improve diversity and inclusion at the State Department. Harry Thomas, former Ambassador to Zimbabwe who testified at this hearing, suggested a formal mentorship program to support Foreign Service Officers early in their careers. The State Department should provide everyone with the opportunity […]


Accountability for strengthening diversity at State Department will “take the village,” says former ambassador

New Jersey representative Andy Kim said recently when he worked at the State Department, it banned him from working on Korean issues because of his Korean-American heritage. The House Appropriations Committee looked at diversity and inclusion issues at the State Department Thursday. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former United States Ambassador to Malta and a witness at the […]


Tyra Dent Smith: Changes in recruiting will increase diversity in SES positions

The federal government is trying to make the Senior Executive Service more inclusive, but Office of Personnel Management data shows minority representation in the program has not improved significantly. Executive Director of the African American Federal Executive Association Tyra Dent Smith said factors that could help include creating a leadership culture that supports diversity and […]


Army DEVCOM future of work concept encourages flexibility

John Willison, Deputy to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, describes a new future of work concept providing more flexibility to soldiers


Eliminating inequality and bias in the military

RADM Alvin Holsey (USN), Commander of Navy Personnel Command, describes how the Task Force One Navy developed recommendations to improve Navy readiness by eliminating inequality and bias


Working towards a more diverse Air Force

Gen. Larry Spencer (Ret.), USAF, 37th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, discusses what has been done and still needs to be done for the Air Force to achieve the goal of building a force that looks like America


NatSecGirlSquad Con promotes diversity in government

Charis Hanner reports on NSGS Con and the group’s strive for “competent diversity in the National Security Space.”

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