Leaders, Let's Amplify Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Together
A Talk by Vivian Acquah (she/her/hers) (Inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate, Viva La Vive)
About this Talk
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace are becoming extremely important for organizations looking to improve their culture. Amplifying DEI is more than just a concern of legal compliance or corporate social responsibility.
A diversified and inclusive workforce increases a business's chances of success in a modern economy. It provides a competitive advantage and is a crucial enabler of innovation and growth.
Inclusion provides for and promotes variety. Leaders who wish to amplify diversity in their organizations must support inclusion to infinity and beyond!
This presentation contains micro-actions for leaders to amplify DEI within their comfort zone.
During this training, you will learn how to amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion as a leader by
-removing FEAR when it comes to diversity -getting comfortable with being uncomfortable -holding up a mirror -having constructive/productive conversations about diversity.
Per the McKinsey study, companies with gender-diverse executive teams in the highest quartile outperformed male-dominated companies by 21% in terms of EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and 27% in terms of creating long-term value.
Racially diverse executive teams provided an advantage of 35% higher EBIT and 33% more long-term value creation over the least racially diverse companies. (McKinsey)
Research done by Catalyst shows that when employees have positive experiences of inclusion, 49% shared that their team can work constructively together to find solutions to problems and resolve conflicts.
Diverse companies attain 19% higher revenue than monolithic companies on account of more incredible innovation. In addition, providing education and training that underrepresented groups may not have had access to in the past can foster innovation by exposing employees to new skills and ideas.
Teams with inclusive leaders are 17% more likely to report that they are high-performing. (Deloitte)