This past April marked the 15th anniversary of Diversity Month, a month to celebrate our differences and educate ourselves and others about various cultures, beliefs and backgrounds.
While attention to diversity and inclusion in the workplace is certainly not a new idea, the birth of movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo in recent years has driven greater awareness around the inequity that still exists in our world. C-suite executives and HR teams are at the forefront of leading and implementing corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Diversity in and outside the workplace allows companies to be more open-minded and have a more complete outlook on their business strategy. One study found that when diverse teams make a business decision, they outperform individual decision makers up to 87% of the time.