Black leaders answered this simple question: What should CEOs focus on in 2022?
Black History Month is a time for reflection - when new pledges and declarations are made on how to work toward equality.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion walk the sharp line of being performative soundbites0 for CEOs and business leaders. It must be more than a simple logo change or a hollow declaration of change during the shortest month of the year. Organizations, big and small, are integrating DEI strategies and actions into their bedrock and foundation: empathy, culture, hiring practices, technology, and campaigns. But, how do we discern what is performative versus true efforts to create real and lasting change? We wanted to hear directly from HR & DEI leaders, as well as Black Professionals, on what they believe CEOs can do to make meaningful impact and that true change.
We asked a single question:
What changes would you like CEOs to focus on in 2022? Not performative or soundbites, but actual changes?
We received an overwhelming response from Black leaders who shared thoughtful and important messages for all CEOs. Through the month of March, we will continue to ask and feature many thought-provoking and transparent answers to this question.
We invite you to read and reflect on their responses and, perhaps, what you read will ignite conversations within your own network and organization.
BIG thanks to each of these individuals who shared their thoughtful answers.
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Diversity in Leadership
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Our efforts to inspire and ignite change will continue - this is a foundational value for Humanly.io. Our mission is to be better, do better - to improve the hiring process, one that is equitable, efficient and productive for everyone.