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Mattingly Solutions in the News


Brewing belonging: Code of conduct lays out steps for a better beer scene

Nov 16, 2023

After reports of employee harassment soured a 2022 beer festival, regional brewers have adopted a code of conduct for navigating inappropriate behaviors and setting a new tone in a male-dominated industry.


Why The Backlash Against DEI Is An Opportunity To Get Better

Oct 9, 2023

The wave of enthusiasm for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that began in 2020 started to wane in mid-2022, and has now turned into significant backlash. Corporate DEI budgets are being slashed, DEI consultancies are shutting down, and DEI initiatives are being attacked at many levels—including the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down Affirmative Action.


How large companies take DEI seriously

Jun 26, 2023

DEI is changing how some of the largest companies and institutions hire and promote, how they treat employees and how they deal with customers and vendors.


Women leaders make work better. Here’s the science behind how to promote them

Mar 23, 2023

“Research shows that sponsorship is more effective at helping advance into leadership positions than mentorship,” Mattingly said.


50% of Employees Don’t Report Workplace Misconduct. Do You Have Ethical Leaders?

Mar 15, 2023

Sertrice Grice, COO & Co-Owner of DEI consulting firm Mattingly Solutions, says that building ethical culture starts by actively practicing inclusion at three levels.


WTAE Interview: The impact remote work has had on mental health

Feb 23, 2023

There's actual research that shows that people who have a close friend at their organization are more likely to be committed to that organization.


Open to All and Leading Retailers Commit to #StopRetailRacism

May 18, 2022

A recent study on racial bias in retail confirmed what many of us already knew: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) shoppers regularly feel unwelcome in retail spaces, and high percentages of people of color report discrimination while shopping.


An Update from Our Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mar 8, 2022

We have partnered with Mattingly Solutions to identify the strengths in our programming and identify the areas that we can focus on next. The team from Mattingly Solutions provided a brief update via email Sunday evening regarding their activities over the past two months, and they are on campus this week, offering insight this Thursday on the data they have collected to date. They will then engage with the greater SA community to ensure that the DEI plan is meeting the needs of all members of SA.


Baltimore Tracks is setting the table for DEI work in the local tech community

Jan 26, 2022

The 40 member organizations of the 2020-founded coalition, which is committed to improving racial equity in the local tech community, hired a consultancy firm to conduct this year’s diversity, equity and inclusion report.

Mattingly Solutions will build and conduct the survey, and offer recommendations for action and workshops to help member orgs boost diversity within their ranks.


Terry Roberts:
Employment lawyer keeps DEI in style at retail chain

Jan 7, 2022

When a teenager works at American Eagle Outfitters Inc., they expect certain things: a store discount, new friends and a biweekly paycheck. Recently, though, retail employees have been given the chance to gain something unexpected: a college scholarship.


Instead of addressing their personal discomfort, men are avoiding women altogether...

Feb 5, 2020

Social norms as to what’s acceptable in the workplace are shifting, so men don’t know what to do. Instead of dealing with the discomfort of doing the wrong thing, or actually having a conversation with women about this, men are avoiding the situation altogether. This avoidance is causing more harm than good.


If Leading Inclusively Feels Uncomfortable, You’re Doing it Right

Jan 31, 2019

We all know how it feels to be excluded. Just think back to childhood days of not being invited to a party or having no place to sit in the cafeteria at lunch. Sometimes, we forget that exclusion is alive and well among working adults, too.

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