Leaders in Diversity

What are the biggest challenges you face while advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion?Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is some of the hardest work an organization can undertake. To seriously take on organizational change you need to develop a deep understanding of the challenges within your own company and create a vision of where you want to be in the future. Some of the biggest challenges are: Understanding that having a diverse workforce is critical but not enough. For an organization’s culture to transform you need to ensure equitable policies and practices are in place to build and sustain an inclusive environment. Preparing leaders and allies to take on tough and often overlooked structural issues, like systemic racism. Leaders to develop individual and organizational capacity for risk-taking and change. This can be scary for many leaders to do.

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