It is not enough to have a Black woman as a figurehead in the diversity, equity, and inclusion department. It is not enough to have an organization with catchy socially aware slogans on the wall and roll out the Pride Flag once a year. It is not the decorations that make a company diverse and inclusive. Inclusivity is a culture, and it is one that takes intentionality. Inclusivity doesn’t just happen. People who care and have the ability to impact the organization have to make it happen. Inclusion starts at the head. Real inclusion cannot be like a bowl of artificial fruit. It can’t be for decoration. If you really want to deal with diversity, equity and inclusion move beyond the “stuff” and start doing the work.
In today’s episode of, Black People Ya’ll Know Better, Hyatt Hotels Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion executive Tyronne Jenkins Stoudemire took it upon himself to do a diversity training exercise straight from the Pepsi Diversity Playbook of, “Dude, What In The Hell Were You Thinking?” (Who […]