Business Strategies for Investing in Equity & Inclusion

Kellie McElhaney, Associate Adjunct Professor and Founding Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The business case for investing in diversity and inclusion (D&I) has never been stronger. Globally, gender equity is linked to higher per capita income and faster growth. Companies with diverse leadership demonstrate a stronger financial performance, high levels of innovation, and gains in productivity. Despite this strong case, progress has stalled, if not regressed. We will look at data supporting improving D&I, and learn best strategies from leading companies and individual leaders.

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