Diversity Program Inclusion Council Focuses on Breaking Stereotypes

The Staff Management | SMX Diversity Program Inclusion Council (DPIC) is proud to bring you this month’s newsletter of awareness. In the month of August, we are addressing stereotypes, and how stereotypes affect us in the workplace. Given that Staff Management | SMX encompasses a great amount of diverse backgrounds and cultures, at times we may find ourselves falling victim to making prejudgments. To tackle and overcome these ideas, we felt it was only imperative to address these issues for not only the workplace, but also our daily lives as well.

The definition of a stereotype is any commonly known public belief about a certain social group or a type of individual. Stereotypes are often confused with prejudices, because, like prejudices, a stereotype is based on a prior assumption. I invite you to take a look at this month’s newsletter as we focus on becoming more knowledgeable about how stereotypes affect us as well as sharing stories of those who have overcome stereotyping in their own lives.