NEHRA’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum:
Capturing the Diversity Dividend: The Impact of Better Prepared, Better Equipped White Men
We continue to hear so much about the “diversity dividend.” In 2018 McKinsey & Company released Delivering Through Diversity, its second report in less than five years chock-full of powerful data that “reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance.” While stating that “companies have increasingly begun to regard inclusion and diversity (D&I) as a source of competitive advantage,” the report also concludes that “companies are still uncertain about how they can most effectively use diversity and inclusion to support their growth and value-creation goals.”
This is particularly concerning especially given the fact that Millennials and Generation Z (those born after 1996 who are now entering the workforce) are pushing expectations of organizations regarding D&I. Forbes identifies workplace diversity as the “one philosophical difference that sets Millennials apart,” and reports that Millennials “actively look for diversity and inclusion programs in their prospective employers before finalizing a job decision.”
The push for companies to position D&I as a strategic imperative is on! What would be the impact of better prepared, better equipped white men on companies’ efforts to realize the benefits of the diversity dividend? This forum will offer answers to this challenge, and provide specific strategies for leaders to build their capacity to become stronger and more effective D&I champions in their work environments.
Robert Principe, SPHR
Founder and Principal, Organizational Change for Social Impact
Robert Principe has guided organizations for over 25 years to address the challenges of defining and implementing effective diversity and inclusion strategy (D&I). Robert’s background includes 13 years as a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Manager. In this capacity, he had direct responsibility for the full scope of diversity and inclusion work including assessment of organizational culture, strategic planning, support for professionals of color and the LGBTQ population, and the design and facilitation of all diversity and inclusion training and programming. Robert’s development of “10 Steps for White Men to Become Better Allies for Diversity and Inclusion” is a direct result of his own D&I journey as a white, cisgender, heterosexual male as well as from years of gathering data facilitating white male D&I focus groups.
Free for Members
8:00am – Program Begins
9:30am – Program Adjourns
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