by Pratibha Nanduri
Originally published: June 23, 2017
The CEOs of over 150 companies, covering over 50 industries, and from all 50 states in the US have come together and signed a joint action to promote diversity and inclusion at their workplaces, across the US, called the "CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion". The concept, which was introduced at The Executive Leadership Council’s annual 2016 CEO Summit, has managed to get unprecedented support.
“Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are key drivers of business innovation and economic growth,” says Ronald C. Parker, president and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council. “We must ensure that our workplaces keep pace with the constantly changing demographics of our country and open pathways for diverse experiences, perspectives and talent to drive growth opportunities and an even stronger set of leaders in business and beyond.”
The CEOs who have signed, commit to cultivate diverse experiences and perspectives in their workplaces by rolling out and expanding unconscious bias education in their workplaces. CEOAction.com has also been made available where CEOs can share their diversity and inclusion related best known or/ and unsuccessful experiences with other companies.