Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the C-Suite

We all know that equity, diversity and inclusion matters. In addition to being the right thing to strive for, having a diverse workforce helps companies acquire and retain the best talent, build employee engagement, increase innovation, and improve business performance. Yet corporate diversity still lags, especially at the top levels.

In many cases, organizations are simply unaware of the benefits to being intentional about diversity; in others, leaders find it difficult to implement this kind of strategy.

In this evocative Q&A, acclaimed senior-level executive career coach Harriette Watford Lowenthal and Talia Fox, CEO of global transformational leadership development firm KUSI Training, share personal stories, views and ideas about why diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are important to the success of an organization. They also address what leaders need to do to advance DEI as a business priority and hold themselves accountable for setting the right tone – and practicing DEI – at the top.

Here are what some attendees of the live Class had to say:

  • “One of my leadership capabilities is valuing diversity and inclusion. This reaffirmed my position and provided analytics to support my affirmation.”
  • “I really want to go back and look at my strategies to ensure they include unconscious bias training and associations.”
  • “It was a respectful and intelligent approachable conversation on bias…all kinds of bias.”
  • “I thought the moderator and the panelist all shared clear and keenly interesting insights that were extremely helpful today. Thank you.”
  • “This was a phenomenal discussion and well worth the time.”
  • “I really enjoyed the stories both presenters shared with us.”
  • “The more executives are educated on this subject matter, there will be less focus placed on race and other segments and the best candidate will be hired.”

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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