How to Improve Diversity in Corporate America
In the wake of Charlottesville, the issue of ‘diversity’ has gone beyond Silicon Valley and Google’s gender problem. The current impersonator-in-chief would rather divide than unite us, and the lack of moral and spiritual leadership in Washington feels like a void that will never be healed until someone steps in to fill in the gap. Thankfully, corporate America seems to be capitalizing on the opportunity.
The face of business is changing to include more expansive types of business, companies, and startups — in terms of both mission statement and executive leadership. These different types of business include not-for-profit companies and public organizations more interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community development. Moreover, the geopolitical business scene is changing, and new business-related immigration policies stand to dampen our international competitiveness unless we continue to take a stand against white nationalism and supremacy — both in the U.S. and in our dealings with businesses and potential employees around the world. The future stands to be a bleaker and less connected place unless we fight for values like democracy and diplomacy — both in terms of public policy and on the business front.