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Seeking knowledge and understanding.

If you are looking for more information about a specific topic, or for resources on all things diversity, equity, and inclusion, you’re in the right spot!

Check out the latest below, including the sections on what Matrix employees are reading, watching, and listening to. And be sure to tell us more about resources you visit so we can add them here.

What are you watching, reading, or listening to?

As we all work to educate ourselves on diversity, equity, and inclusion, share resources that have benefitted you with your Matrix family.
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Be Antiracist

Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

If you are looking for broad perspectives and actionable ways we can all work toward an equitable world, I can’t recommend this podcast enough. Honestly, anything Ibram X. Kendi touches is gold.

Even just a few episodes in, it’s gone far beyond race to address other inequities and the way they intersect to negatively affect the lives of so many.

Do yourself a favor and check this one out.

Submitted by: Caitlin Beasley


When and How to Respond to Microaggressions

I’ve come a long way in learning how to spot microaggressions, but responding to them appropriately is an area I need to work even harder on.​​​​​​​

This piece does a great job of breaking it down, and it’s written by three business school professors who are also women of color. I appreciate the perspective and clarity they bring to what can be a pretty complicated, uncomfortable issue.

Submitted by: Caitlin Beasley

‘Think about problems in a different way’: Inside the Bank of America CISO’s neurodiversity push

This interview with the CISO of Bank of America outlines the company’s efforts to value and include neurodiversity. As a neurodiverse person (Autism ftw!) who took a very circuitous route getting to my current happy place, I welcome and applaud B of A for these efforts.

Food for thought from the interview: “People who are neurodiverse, they often do a better job with pattern recognition than people who aren’t. And so there are lots of jobs in cybersecurity that require pattern recognition… positions where you’re going out and looking for adversaries that may exist inside of your environment.” Read it here.

Submitted by: Tim Potter


John and Nancy discuss Inclusion & Diversity

Watch this 2019 video in which Nancy Austin, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and John Hewitt, President and CEO discuss I&D.

They cover the initiative’s background and provide insight into how I&D fits into our Core Values and Strategic Objectives around People. Watch it here.



Bias and Backlash

Really interesting and impactful report from the United Nations Development Programme regarding gender inequality:

Excerpt: Women do more than three times unpaid work than men, which can keep them from having or advancing careers. A recent Oxfam report shows women perform 12.5 billion hours of unpaid labour every day.. 12.5 billion hours. Real progress has been made….  

Visit the website here.

Submitted by: Ashley McIntosh