We are beyond our time to move the needle on increasing Black and brown representation in the workplace, specifically in the C-suite and corporate boards. And that’s one reason we recently attended the webinar Racial Equity in Business: How To Get Results By Being Color Brave, hosted by the Baltimore Business Journal, where business leaders led a transparent and transformative conversation on what it means to be color brave and how to uphold your business and the workplace to these standards.
Here are key takeaways from the discussion on how to create and maintain color brave organizations, how to increase and retain Black and brown representation in the workplace including in senior-level positions, and the benefits of diversity within work environments.
Organizations that embrace and incorporate a diverse workforce set themselves for success. Diversity adds character, experience, and an array of skillsets. It’s no longer okay to say that your organization is diverse and accepts people from all walks of life. Being a company of words makes you a part of the moment, not the movement. Let’s all work together to build organizations of actions.more insights
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