Seek out senior executives to learn about the organizations they lead, and to network and build business relationships with these key leaders who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
In addition to creating a workplace inclusive of race, gender, and sexual orientation, many organizations are seeking value in something else, diversity of thought.
In some industries that are known for being insular, think law or high-tech companies, seeking out talent with different thinking and problem solving backgrounds in critical.
Our workforce must become more diverse. The share of people of color and races is increasing; more are entering the labor force and making vital contributions to our global economy, while being increasingly open about who they are.
Businesses which embrace diversity have a more solid footing in the marketplace than many others. A diverse workforce combines workers from different backgrounds and experiences that together breed a more creative, innovative, and productive workforce. And businesses have learned that they can draw upon diversity to strengthen their bottom line. In this way, diversity is a key ingredient to growing a strong and inclusive economy that’s built to last.
Everything improves with diversity.