by Bill Proudman
Originally published: July 18, 2016
Recent startling headlines indicate there is undoubtedly an immense amount of work to be done to eradicate bias and discrimination in America. Since this country starts and stops on economics, change in the workplace is fundamental if a national paradigm shift is to be achieved," points out Bill Proudman, co-founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners.
One report cites the fiscal damage of workplace discrimination at $64 billion annually.(1) But as it turns out, that number could be considerably higher—perhaps in the trillions of dollars.
Bill Proudman and Michael Welp founded, White Men As Full Diversity Partners, 20 years ago as an answer to a question most people never thought of asking: Why is the white male, who holds most CEO and C-level positions, left out of the diversity and inclusion discussion? From there, Proudman and Welp developed a rather unorthodox approach to diversity consulting by engaging white male leadership directly, while including everyone in the discussion.