Obama to Sign Order Banning Federal Discrimination Against Gays

In a victory for gay rights activists, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official confirms to NBC News. To read more about the executive order ban from president Obama click here.

Leading in a Global Diverse and Fast Paced World: The Important role of Work-Life

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There have been some amazing articles recently about women and power, the dynamics of workload, the role of millennials as future leaders, and why inclusion and diversity are critical to successful global businesses. The common thread that connects these topics is the fabric of organizational culture and the environment that helps employees thrive professionally and personally. Around the world, though work-life is called many different things: work-life balance, integration, harmony, or quality of life, the desire of employees to have engaging professional careers and care for their families is universal.

At the Boston College Center for Work & Family, I work with leading global organizations that recognize the important role that the work-life culture plays in attracting, retaining, developing and engaging an inclusive, healthy, and sustainable workforce. These organizations also recognize that the culture, legal context, gender expectations, family structure, economy, employer-employee relationship, and social norms…

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Department of Interior Enlisting Scholars’ Help to Incorporate LGBT History

The U.S. Department of the Interior is hosting a panel discussion of historians, scholars and preservationists today to discuss ways to educate the public about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Click here to learn more about LGBT history.

‘Are You the Husband or the Wife?’ 6 Things NOT to Say to LGBT People

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The growing acceptance of same-gender marriage and diversity in sexual orientation in recent years has shifted mindsets and removed a lot of blatant discrimination toward LGBTs from workplaces, says Jean-Marie Navetta, Director of Equality & Diversity Partnerships at PFLAG National, a nonprofit grassroots organization that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and offers support for parents, families, friends and allies. But Navetta notes that LGBT employees still face comments and questions that subtly allow stereotypes to persist.  Click here to read more about these stereotypes.

BC Recognized for Environmental Leadership

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (May 2014)—Boston College has been recognized for its environment-friendly practices by Green Decade/Newton, a local non-profit. The University was one of three recipients of the annual Green Decade Environmental Leadership Awards for significant contributions to preserving the environment, presented May 19 at the Newton Free Library. BC was selected for the award given to local businesses “whose actions positively impact the health of our planet and local communities.”
To read more about BC recognition for its environmental-friendly practices click here.