As customer bases change and marketplaces expand globally, we all want to reflect those we serve. Many companies and organizations are recommitting to their diversity efforts. What a diverse staff looks like in a boardroom brainstorm and how it manifests in hiring practices and company policies are completely different things. Recruiting, keeping, and thriving with a diverse staff is a constant and ever evolving challenge, requiring a toolbox of solutions, and the ability to be flexible.

Diving into the systems that keeps REAL inclusivity from happening, this session will shine a light on why intellect-only commitments to diversity don't work. Through exploring structural hierarchy as well as unconscious bias, Dia challenges participants to think outside the traditional workplace diversity box and embrace that it needs to be much more than a company initiative.