Gamble Hayden, Author at State and Federal Communications

February 13, 2024  •  

Seize on L.O.V.E. this Month!

We are now into the month of February, a month that arguably is considered by many to be thought of as the month of Love! While I may agree with this notion as it relates to familial or romantic love, […]

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January 18, 2024  •  

Connecting is the Focus for 2024!

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The new year has now arrived, and I am already too excited about the learning, development, and engagement opportunities that may come my way in 2024! In relation to engagement, I have been thinking about ways that I can continue […]

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The Season of Holidays is upon us now, and that means many people are feeling anxiety about family gatherings where the conversations may easily turn to discussions surrounding the “P” word (politics). The old adage of politics being one of […]

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November 20, 2023  •  

Connecting One Minute at a Time!

A few weeks ago, I read an article in the Sunday New York Times written by San Francisco Bay area artist, graphic journalist, and author Wendy MacNaughton entitled “The Importance of Looking at What (and Who) You Don’t See”.  The […]

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October 26, 2023  •  

Make Your Case For DEI!

I have been reading a great deal lately about DEI practitioners being able to make the business case for why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) should be part of the overall framework of any organization. Businesses oftentimes tie success to […]

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September 21, 2023  •  

Lobbying and DEI go Hand in Hand

September is a great month to take a look at your current lobbying efforts as they relate to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), and to see where you might be able to make some adjustments moving into 2024. Are there […]

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August 24, 2023  •  

It’s Our Time to Shine!

This month will mark the observance of National Women’s Equality Day.  Recognized each year on August 26th (in the United States since 1971), National Women’s Equality Day, “…commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment…and calls attention to women’s continuing efforts […]

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At last month’s Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2023 Annual Conference, there were a number of great sessions focused on, among other topics, issues related Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). As part of the conversation, a number of speakers […]

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By the end of June, I will have experienced the pleasure of immersing myself in all things DEI twice during this month – first, while attending the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2023 Annual Conference and then later on […]

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Do you remember that old saying “April Showers Bring May Flowers?” Well, some of the most beautiful flowers that I’ve ever seen can be found blossoming in the month of May! Flowers are so extraordinary, each one with its own […]

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March 20, 2023  •  

It’s March – Let’s CELEBRATE

Every year around this time, I not only look forward to the coming of Spring and to another birthday, but I also look forward to honoring the outstanding achievements and contributions made by women both past and present! Women’s History […]

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March 17, 2023  •  

DEI Issues Are Not What You May Think

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling on LinkedIn (as I often do) and came upon a post by Rhodes Perry of Rhodes Perry Consulting. It featured a graphic depicting “What people think DEI issues are vs. What DEI issues […]

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A few weeks ago, one of my WGR DEI Committee Members reached out to myself and the other members of my DEI Leadership Team to get some advice on how to handle an uncomfortable but crucial conversation that she needed […]

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February 16, 2023  •  

L.O.V.E DEI Style!

Valentine’s Day was this week, and it’s a day officially designated for all things love – love for our partners, our families, our friends, our colleagues, our communities… What does it mean, however, to love “DEI-Style?” For me, loving DEI-Style […]

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