Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenters: Margaret Greenberg, The Business of Race, LLC | Gina Greenlee, The Business of Race, LLC
Talking about race and racism at work historically has been taboo. However, we can’t solve what we don’t talk about. It’s time for a new approach.
For nearly 60 years, workplaces have focused on diversity specific to gender and many historically underrepresented groups. Much of that focus has been on education, training, and awareness building at the individual level. What organizations haven’t devoted equal attention to is RACIAL diversity and how to change the SYSTEM of work—business policies and practices—to create and sustain a racially diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.
While no single societal sector can disrupt the status quo on its own, innovative businesses and courageous leaders can lead the way. No matter your racial identity, no matter your role or level in your organization, you can do SOMETHING. We don’t profess to know what that “something” is for you but in this session, you will learn two actionable tools to uncover it.
- Explore racial diversity through both an asset and business lens
- Create a business case for racial diversity that will engage your multiple stakeholder groups
- Facilitate strategy sessions using the SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, + results) framework