Our November event will be facilitated by Janelle Hearn, Cultural Diversity Program Co-ordinator for Diversitat. Janelle is passionate about educating the business community about the value of creating an inclusive culture. With the rapid changes that are taking place in the workforce, the topic of workplace diversity has gained currency around the world as business leaders seek to develop a more cohesive, collaborative, and creative work environment as a means of driving continued growth.
"The most important starting point was to acknowledge the challenges to diversity in our business and industry and identify key issues that, if addressed, would have the biggest impact on Diversity and Inclusion". (Clayton Utz)
What often gets lost in the conversation is inclusion, the twin component of diversity that ultimately leads to business success. Further, an inclusive workplace that understands the needs of their employees, making them feel valued and respected has a significant and positive impact on employee retention. Perhaps most importantly, research suggests companies that openly articulate values of inclusion and have a diverse workforce tend to appeal to a wider customer and supplier base. To help business and talent leaders better navigate the topic, this roundtable will explore the benefits of, and best practices for diversity and inclusion in today’s workplace.