Gwen K. Young, CEO of WBC, recently engaged in a dynamic conversation with BoardEffect, A Diligent Brand, exploring the transformative power of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). From cultivating talent to forging meaningful partnerships and fostering community connections, their dialogue uncovers the ripple effect of DEI initiatives, propelling positive outcomes across various spheres. Read a snippet of the post below:

As the debate about the aftermath of the 2023 Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action relating to institutions of higher education continues, many opinions have cascaded on both sides affecting attitudes and policies toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

While some are more critical of DEI policies in corporate America as wasteful and destroying productive economic investments, others are continuing their commitment their DEI efforts in support of the diverse workforce groups and their increasing influence and contributions toward organizational success.

We are in a revolutionary era, a time of transition and transformation, in which the purpose of many organizations goes beyond the quest for higher profits or better services to communities. Many organizations are framing their missions in terms of the following values: “What is our value to society? What is our responsibility to its constituents, to its community, to the environment and to its employees?”

What you’ll learn

  • Ways in which DEI can impact and strengthen your organization’s brand
  • The importance of supplier diversity
  • How DEI community outreach and development can benefit your organization

To Summarize

DEI is vital for success and performance because it boosts engagement, enhances brand reputation, and serves as a foundation for achievement. By promoting DEI, organizations can cultivate diverse talent across all levels and establish relationships with a variety of partners, stakeholders, and suppliers. As our communities and workforce become more diverse, prioritizing diversity is crucial for continued growth and success toward equal position, pay, and power for all women in business.

Read the full post here.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.boardeffect.com/blog/dei-driving-positive-outcomes/

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