How to Demonstrate Your Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Living in the eye of this perfect storm of social, political and environmental stressors, organizations are disoriented and wondering how they show good faith in their commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Although companies may be feeling the squeeze now, like never before, it is important to remember that this societal epiphany on structural racism is not new to the victims and targets of it. It is a generational reality of lived trauma that has shaped the experience of People of Color in the U.S. and ALL countries shaped by the legacy of colonialism. And because of that reality, organizations must realize that their employees of color and all of their ERGs are watching and have expectations that organizational efforts will be more than just a corporate statement of support for BLM, more than just a town hall meeting, or a token workshop. Ultimately this must be more than just a trend. An essential aspect of showing a good faith commitment are demonstrations of transparency, accountability, and sustainability.