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Superhero Series: Empathy, Active Listening, and The Platinum Rule

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Superhero Series by Rachel Murray

Supergirl continues to be a treasure trove of lessons on inclusion in the workplace. In the same episode referred to in Part One of this series, Supergirl’s sister Alex is the new Director of the Department of Extranormal Operations (‘DEO’) and she’s managing a new employee, Braniac 5. This new employee is not only an alien (extranormal), but has replaced …

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Superhero Series: What It Means to Cover or Pass at Work

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Superhero Series by Rachel Murray

In part two of our Superhero Series, let’s examine the concepts of covering and passing. These two concepts come into play frequently in the land of superheroes, but have particularly important meaning when it comes to certain superhero stories. X-Men is probably best known for exploring these complexities. X-Men (the recent movie versions) is about many things, but one key …

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Superhero Series: How Privilege Shows Up at Work

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Superhero Series by Rachel Murray

I’m just going to admit this right up front. I watch a lot of movies and TV shows that involve superheroes – yes, that includes all the Avengers movies, X-Men, The Flash, and, most recently Supergirl. Last week was the season premiere of Supergirl. They aren’t shy about diving into issues around race, sexuality, and gender… but this last episode …