In this issue, “Badass Disruptor” Randi Bryant discusses the role employers play in a workplace culture that silences diverse employees, Nika White addresses the tensions between business growth and DEI, and NPR’s David Gura examines which companies made good on last summer’s DEI promises. Access your D&I news below:
A common thread throughout Randi Bryant’s (self-proclaimed “badass disrupter”) work is that speaking up about one’s opinions and perspectives isn’t mutually exclusive with a culture of respect at work. The biggest issue that exists right now is that [employers] only listen to employees when employees have an issue. Employees are hesitant to complain because no one wants to get tagged as ‘difficult’ or ‘whiny.’
Nika White, the best-selling author of “The Intentional Inclusionist®” and “Next-Level Inclusionist: Transform Your Work and Yourself for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Success” and President and CEO of Nika White Consulting discusses the value of DEI to business, business growth, consultancy, and more.
Big structural change is what big corporations were promising last summer. They made statements. They donated millions to civil rights organizations. And they promised to address their own problems with diversity and representation. How did that go? NPR’s David Gura looked into it.
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