In the corporate world, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) has evolved in the last decade. We’ve come from the days of Diversity 1.0, where advocates and communities made arguments for the “business case for diversity” to a time where far more companies are placing DE&I front and center. DE&I jobs grew 71% in the last 5 years, and lots of CEOs are making promises around diversity, especially in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020.
For the most part, these are all good signs. We’ve made some progress. But where do we still have to go? What will it take to usher in Diversity 2.0, where a broad opportunity landscape is the norm, not the exception?
Let’s take a closer look at how companies can take proactive steps to achieve Diversity 2.0.