Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: What’s Working?
In a tight job market, employers know that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace is key to remaining competitive. But how effectively do employers’ efforts to advance DEI reduce workers’ experiences of discrimination and intolerance? With ample evidence showing that racism and other biases can have lifelong effects on workers’ opportunities to climb the economic ladder, the urgency is clear. Employers and workers alike benefit from a safe and welcoming workplace. WorkRise hosted a virtual event on June 26, 2023 with researchers and leaders from the workforce development, business, and worker advocacy communities to consider efforts to advance DEI in the workplace. The conversation included reflections from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Boston College’s Work Equity Initiative, the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, and the National Black Worker Center.