Who's In The Room?

June 2021 – Who’s in the Room

I have had the unique opportunity to live and work in both San Francisco and Solano. What a Blessing to have experienced such diverse spaces. YES, Solano County is one of the most diverse in the country! This is why I’m screaming from the mountain top, “Who’s in the room matter”!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is so especially important in such a diverse space like Solano County. Why? Because Who's in the room matter! Who’s in the room when decisions are being made is essential. The voices at the table are important. Who's in the room when policy decisions are being created is crucial? Who's in the room when practices are being affirmed or considered not important is key. It's important to have a diverse management team in the room. Because representation matters at all levels. Several events in 2020 sparked a new social justice movement. DEI in the workplace is critical to move your organization forward during this Civil Awakening.

If there were Diversity and Inclusion at Dove, they would not have found themselves in hot water back in 2011 and 2017. In 2011 their ran an ad that showed an African American woman under a before sign, another woman of color in the middle, and a White woman under an after sign. Who’s in the room matters. In 2017 their racial insensitive ad left the impression on many people that the black woman was dirty and needed to be cleaned and become white. Again, who's in the room when decisions are being made is important.

During my research, it seems as if the global management consultants McKinsey & Company were the first to conduct studies and research on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Of course, they were followed by many others, but they all showed very compelling results, companies who improve their DEI seen higher productivity, better innovation, larger market share, more customer loyalty, and most importantly, higher employee satisfaction and retention. Who’s in the room matter!

Don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in the right place. Book a free consultation today or call 888-707-ICON. We look forward to Connecting you to your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals.

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