17 Nov 3 Reasons Why Diversity Matters to CEOs
It’s no secret that in the corporate world, diversity, equity and inclusion is currently experiencing a zeitgeist moment. Meaning ‘spirit of the age’, it is a concept from German philosophy that encapsulates the intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.
There are few large organisations that do not have at least one dedicated Diversity and Inclusion officer – usually drawn from its human resources department, often a minority themselves. This is a relatively new role in the corporate world, but the diversity trend has spread far and wide and now no big company would be without a Head of Diversity.
This is a great step forward, it’s hard to deny – as little as 15 or so years back, this would never have been the case – if a corporation considered diversity at all, it was to perhaps include affirmative action hires for more women in lower and middle management.