By Andrea Hoffman, Culture Shift Labs

Some moments are uniquely transformational, and this is one of those times. Economic disruption related to the recent pandemic, social upheaval surrounding the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, and a rapid transition to remote work have collectively made change an operational imperative.

Simply…


Culture Shift Labs

Last year’s racial justice protests in the wake of repeated instances of police brutality and generations of systemic inequality created a groundswell of support for new programs and platforms to help solve these problems.

For companies, this represented an opportunity to re-evaluate their approaches to hiring, developing, and promoting diverse…


By Andrea Hoffman, Culture Shift Labs

2020 was a cultural and professional inflection point, forcing a racial reckoning that was decades in the making. …


George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer in May 2020 galvanized millions of people to take up the cause of systemic racism in the US. Most noticeably, it prompted protestors to take to the streets, demanding change after decades of inaction.

For William Crowder, an early-stage investor…


What is the secret weapon top defense and IT companies use to win the STEM talent war? The National GEM Consortium, a venerable nonprofit headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Corporate executives from Intel, Northrop Grumman, Space X, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Aerospace, and other premier companies are all part of the GEM…


Hidden Healthcare Figures

“We don’t know any.” That is the oft heard refrain from decision-makers who would like to build more diverse and inclusive companies, but find it challenging to identify highly qualified job candidates from underrepresented groups. The healthcare and wellness space is not immune to this refrain. However…


Finding the Right Diversity and Inclusion Technology

What is top of mind for the CEOs we work with? Recruiting talented experts of color — and more important — retaining them. These CEOs understand that the most vital resource of any company is talent. Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO, underscores that viewpoint…


Innovation is widely defined as something new. Open Innovation occurs when a corporation combines external and internal ideas to advance its aims. Radical Innovation is a new idea, service or method that significantly disrupts a market and the financial performance of companies in that market.

Frito-Lay’s CEO had a big…


“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.” Frederick Douglass

Since Frederick Douglass was being “recognized more and more” during Black History Month, it’s appropriate to start this blog with his quote about fighting for positive change, a fight that can make America even…


I recently came across a fascinating new model for accelerating corporate philanthropy in a radically different way. In my 25 years of doing business, this is one of the most intriguing opportunities I’ve seen. It could be utterly transformative.

Corporate social responsibility is on the rise at the moment. Pledge…

Andrea Hoffman

CEO @ Culture Shift Labs | Growth Strategist | Biz Dev Exec | Advisor to Leaders | Author | SME: Diversity & Innovation | Serving Early Adopting Execs.

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