Diversify your company by NOT hiring diverse employees

Similar to gender and racial discrimination in our society, the challenge with corporate diversity is based in social structure. The entire history of corporations has set us up for failure when it comes to treating all employees with equal respect and dignity. It is problematic to incorporate diverse voices into decision-making, ensuring they are heard, in typical corporate structures.  The odds are even worse against the marginalized. Equal chances to win the game can only be expected with fair rules that are applied to all players. Corporate inclusion and social inclusion both require the structure to be rebuilt to offer equal chances to all. That kind of change is not easy, even if it looks simple on paper. Fortunately, there is a solution for corporations that offers incremental, profitable change, avoiding significant restructuring from the get-go.  Supporting the current structure with diversity Implementing a diversity initiative from the top down, with diverse executives, board members or managers, is a great catalyst for change but with considerable friction. For a company that has operated a certain way for a long time, changes to the day to day operations can come at a glacial pace, with ground-shaking consequences. Working for change from …

Announcing our partnership with Family Coppola to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day!

In 1837, a British mathematician developed the first computer program – Her name was Ada Lovelace. Today, we celebrate Ada Lovelace’s contribution by celebrating her legacy, and the achievements of other women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), on the 2nd Tuesday of October each year. Ada Lovelace Day aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.  This year, we’re proud to announce that AnnieCannons is partnering with Family Coppola and its award-winning Great Women Spirits’ Ada Lovelace Gin.  AnnieCannons will be the recipient of the “Cocktails for a Cause: Shake it for Ada” initiative from October 8th through November 30th. This initiative will provide AnnieCannons with the proceeds of any specialty cocktails purchased at one of the participating bars or restaurants. There’s two ways to support this program: Find a participating restaurant in your area.  Try the gin in person on October 22nd at the “Unofficial” SOCAP 2019 Kick Off Party!  We’re proud to partner with Great Women Spirits to celebrate the contribution of women in STEM, both past and present, and to spread …