While in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis, the world is also grappling with a social injustice crisis. And now, we’re seeing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives take center stage at organizations around the globe.
However, it’s important to remember that addressing and overcoming these challenges is not the responsibility of one particular group within a business—the weight of this transformation relies on everyone.
During Conversations for a Changing World, our virtual global event on Oct. 20, Carin Taylor, chief diversity officer at Workday, hosted a conversation with Karen Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer at Dow Chemical, and Ann-Marie Campbell, executive vice president, U.S. stores at The Home Depot, to discuss what organizations can do to help every employee feel a sense of belonging. Below are some of the best practices they shared.
Act now. Organizations shouldn’t pause on their response to social injustice issues. Carter shared that soon after the tragic death of George Floyd, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling took a public stance against racism and created a plan of action for the chemical company to address it head on.
“We have to do something right now, in this moment, to make sure that
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