35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


Are You a DEI Leader or Laggard? How Successful Companies Create Sustainable, Meaningful Change

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S4-B
When: April 6, 2022
Level: Advanced
Track: DEI Strategy
Presenter: Dr. Mark Dwyer, Trusaic


The COVID-19 pandemic and the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter social movements have spurred companies to reassess their relationships with their employees. Companies have committed to equitable treatment for all employees and to creating a safer, more welcoming, more representative, and more participatory workplace. Yet despite good intentions, many organizations have failed to make meaningful progress.

Mark Dwyer, vice president of Data Science at Trusaic, will present insights from Trusaic’s upcoming research study conducted with Harvard Business Review and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which explores the extent to which DEI is a strategic priority in organizations, how companies are implementing DEI initiatives, and how successful they are (leaders) or are not (laggards) in creating a DEI-conducive culture. He’ll cover how these programs and practices influence an organization’s success and where critical gaps are still hindering lasting, meaningful change.

Learning Outcomes

• Discover attributes of organizations that effectively manage/track DEI initiatives and meet DEI objectives
• Identify where the gaps in the ability to meet DEI commitments occur
• Understand how to use education, data, and analytics to turn ideas into measurable objectives

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