Friday, September 15, 2017

Why diversity and inclusion are so hard to get right - OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL

by Alan Willie 
Originally published: September 13, 2017

Creating a diverse workforce is a noble goal, Klipfolio CEO Allan Wille says. But you have to work at it, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.

I firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are good for a company. I think a company functions better when its employees are a gender-balanced, diverse lot – a dynamic mix of people of different cultures, ages and viewpoints who feel included and accepted.

At Klipfolio, we have put a lot of effort into being diverse and inclusive.

But even though I believe we are on the right path, to the extent that our employees are ethnically diverse and we have what I think is a good overall gender balance, diversity and inclusion remain something I struggle with.