Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What Happens When 150 CEOs Get Together To Talk About Diversity - FORBES

by Georgene Huang
Originally published: June 13, 2017

Yesterday, 150 Chief Executive Officers of mostly large Fortune 500 companies (but also some smaller firms and non-profit institutions), announced a new initiative to which they have publicly pledged to take action on supporting more diverse and inclusive workplaces. The pledge by these corporate leaders focuses primarily on internal actions to improve their own workplaces, but also extends to supporting other companies who are trying to work towards greater diversity and inclusion.

Led by a steering committee that includes the CEOs of Accenture, BCG, Deloitte, General Atlantic, New York Life, Proctor & Gamble and PWC, the “The C.E.O Action for Diversity & Inclusion members pledge 3 things. The first pledge is to make the workplace one where employees feel comfortable having complex, and sometimes difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion. The second pledge is to implement and expand unconscious bias education and training to help employees recognize and minimize their “blind spots.”

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