Diversity + Inclusion
How to be A Diversity, Equity + Inclusion leader: An Interview with Expert Jennifer Brown
"Companies often think they can’t talk about things, even when the country is left in shock such as the 2016 Pulse nightclub and recent El Paso shootings. It’s very distracting for employees when you’re dealing with any kind of traumatic news. During these times, many are waiting to see if it’s important enough to be acknowledged by leaders and to see how they deal with it, especially those communities who are directly affected.
I think addressing these tragedies as a company is sometimes necessary. It shows that you’re not denying them and are instead using them as an opportunity to show that your business has empathy and acknowledges a world where certain people are still targeted."
What is Diversity in the Workplace?
Diversity in the workplace means that a company employs a wide range of diverse individuals. In other words, a diverse workforce includes people with different characteristics.
Diversity in the workplace means that a company’s workforce includes people of varying gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion, languages, education, abilities, etc.