Nov 19, 2023
Given the recent pushback on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, many organizations are retreating from the conversation on inclusion at the very time we need it the most. Yet, what is inspiring is the organizations that were already authentically committed are deepening their commitments to DEI as a long-term competitive advantage.
Rather than one-and-done training or performative cultural celebrations, organizations authentically committed to DEI are trying a different approach. This year, I've seen organizations increasingly celebrating inclusion months (along with year-round activities). The themes vary from centering on allyship to intersectionality to teaching human skills to create more inclusive cultures like vulnerability and empathy.