September 2, 2020
Nish Parikh, Forbes
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an integral part of most organizations’ strategy and vision. During normal times, it is an area that businesses work on assiduously to improve their brand and bottom line. However, with a global public health crisis impacting the economy and employment on an unprecedented scale, it is easy to put D&I on the back burner and focus on more pressing priorities.
Sustaining D&I while dealing with the obvious business fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic won’t be easy, but it is possible. Based on my extensive experience of working with diverse populations in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender and ability levels, I have put together the following checklist for business leaders and social entrepreneurs to understand what they are doing right and where they need to improve.