A few thoughts about gender equality and respect in the 21st Century

A few thoughts about gender equality and respect in the 21st Century

I recently finished Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In (I know, 3 years behind the rest of society, posting on that later), at the same time I participated in a historic (in my opinion) creation of Workplace Guidelines Pertaining to Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Employees.

I had these thoughts as I was given an opportunity to co-lead (with an excellent leader who happens to be a woman) an introduction to this topic:

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Just Read: Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars

Just Read: Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars

In my regular sojurns into the things that produce health, such as well designed communities and transportation systems, I happened upon this title, a fantastic 101 of what any physician needs to know about the lever of transportation to reduce patients’ reliance on us.

What’s “normal” – a motordom-dominated, car-for-every-human, streets as wide as football fields society, or something else?

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Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Great read about leadership and the uniquenes of one person, and also an insight into the commonalities of people born into the baby boomer generation that Steve was a part of.

We can learn as much, if not more, from failure, from promising paths that turn into dead ends. The vision, understanding, patience, and wisdom that informed Steve’s last decade were forged in the trials of these intervening years.

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Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

I don’t know where I came across this book by Paul Taylor (@paultaylordc) from the Pew Research Center (@PewResearch) but I did, and it combines a lot of interests of mine (and a lot of other people). Specific to me, an ongoing following of the Pew Internet (@PewInternet)’s former researcher and brilliant community colleague in DC, Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox), and a lot of work I’ve done in diversity and inclusion as well as technology, that has caused me to read a lot of the reports cited in the book. So it’s in one package here, which is great.

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Co-designing a health system for a future generation – Our Generation Y UnFocus Group

Co-designing a health system for a future generation - Our Generation Y UnFocus Group

View GenY Unfocus Group – KP Digital Health 47626 on Flickr.com This week, in a most awesome way, turned out to be a fantastic bi-coastal collaboration between our sibling innovation centers, Garfield Innovation Center, where I was with its Director, Jennifer Liebermann (@JRuzekLieberman) earlier in the week (see: Through the eyes of interior architects: The …

Request for Proposal: Can I be your mentor (and vice versa?)

Request for Proposal: Can I be your mentor (and vice versa?)

I’m posting a request for proposal for my next mentorship relationship, not because I’m such a fantastic catch, more because I want more people to engage in these relationships. I’ve enjoyed two awesome mentorship relationships (see: Now Reading: Don’t hand the keys over, collaborate with Gen Y | Ted Eytan, MD and Being a mentor, enjoying …

Being a mentor, enjoying colleagues who are millenials. Look at these SMARTER Goals

Being a mentor, enjoying colleagues who are millenials. Look at these SMARTER Goals

I used to read about mentorship programs at other organizations with envy. Then I found out that we had a mentorship program at Kaiser Permanente. That was 2 years ago, and now I’ve been engaged in 2 mentorship relationships, each for a year. See my previous one: Walking with Generation Y – From Bricklayers to …

Social media adoption across the generations (charts) – 2013 update

Social media adoption across the generations (charts) - 2013 update

View Internet – Social Media – Twitter Adoption – 2013 refresh 10.jpeg full size I am having a conversation with my colleagues in the Kaiser Permanente Colorado (@KPColorado) region in August about communicating in the era of social media, so an update of the latest data of internet and social networking adoption is called for …

Now Reading: Don’t hand the keys over, collaborate with Gen Y

Now Reading: Don't hand the keys over, collaborate with Gen Y

On the one hand, this post is way overdue. On the other hand, it’s right on time. Overdue because I was supposed to write a half-way summary of my co-mentorship relationship with Katie Rovere (@katierovere) , who’s on the board of GenKP, the Generation Y Employee Resource Group of Kaiser Permanente. Right on Time because we’re …

Walking with Generation Y – From Bricklayers to Cathedral Builders

You can read lots of books and surveys about Generation Y, and/or you can find the people in this generation where you work and listen. I’ve been fascinated by the people in this Generation (born approximately 1978-1980 through 2000-2002) for a really long time. I first got to work with several people in this generation …