Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Moving from Intention to Action
Was your company among the many in 2020 that made public statements in support of racial justice pledging financial support for change or vowing to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives?
The time has come to make good on these promises, as we move from intention to action in 2021.
The beginning of 2020 brought with it the usual hope for a fresh start. We made our resolutions with confidence and unshakeable optimism. But as the COVID-19 pandemic laid waste to all our plans, we put new ones in place. And as the world turned its attention to the killing of George Floyd, and protests poured into streets around the globe, we saw companies make much-needed public promises to promote change.
While it may have been enough to promise and plan as we collectively stumbled our way through the end of the year, 2021 brings a sense of expectation. A demand for action. A desire from clients, candidates, and the world to see businesses make real progress in their commitments. But how?
Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts, Geoffrey Williams, global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Dr. Martens, Gloria Sinclair Miller, field services director for Society for Human Resource Management, and Raafi-Karim Alidina, consultant at Frost Included and co-author of the book, "Building an Inclusive Organization." Matt Stanford, associate director at Russell Tobin, will chair the discussion as they address these questions, and more:
- How can companies turn their good intentions into action to affect real change?
- What are businesses doing to maintain an inclusive culture as we emerge from the pandemic?
- How can we foster good work-life balance in year two of a global pandemic without losing sight of DEI goals?
Gloria Sinclair Miller