Setting the Tone from the Top: Diversity and Inclusion as a Strategic Imperative
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Setting the Tone from the Top: Diversity and Inclusion as a Strategic Imperative

Author, Association for Corporate Growth, July Corporate Executive Series Program Recap, August 2018

On Wednesday morning, July 18, local business leaders gathered for a moderated panel discussion on the hot topic of diversity and inclusion. While this subject has been raised numerous times in various ways in the past, it was apparent by the packed ballroom early on a summer morning that there is substantial and renewed interest at this juncture.

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, rapid demographic shifts nationally and locally, the influx of millennials in the workforce and broader socio-political discourse, diversity and inclusion has risen to new prominence amongst the prevailing strategic imperatives for business leaders across all industry sectors. In fact, the dialogue around diversity and inclusion has shifted markedly from the historic focus on numbers and checking boxes to crafting genuine, authentic and comprehensive diversity and inclusion plans to impact bottom-line growth and drive innovation in a competitive business landscape.

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