The Case for Inclusion & Belonging in a Divided America - Open to All

The Case for Inclusion & Belonging in a Divided America

Building and Deepening Internal Support for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Organizations and companies with diverse employees and leaders succeed and innovate at higher levels than their less diverse peers. They are better able to adapt to an increasingly diverse, global customer base, including Gen Z, and to compete more effectively by attracting top employees from the greatest pool of applicants. But to achieve authentic inclusion and belonging requires business strategies and personnel policies that are centered in the values of inclusion and belonging.

The political backlash to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is prompting some business leaders to reduce their dedicated DEI staff and soften their visibility. So, the challenge is clear: How do we reaffirm our commitment to the practices and ideals that power successful organizations, even as those very things are under attack from elected officials and candidates, social media influencers, and others who wield power over our laws and the national conversation?

This overview contains data, talking points, assessment tools, and resources to help build internal organizational support – a first step toward increasing business success and shaping a world where each of us may contribute and thrive just as we are.

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