Answering the Attack: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Helps Everyone

MicroVideos Apr 17, 2024

When we’re thinking about growing business through DEI and the work that’s necessary to create a workplace where everyone feels safe and has the opportunity to grow their career, one of the things that comes up is naysayers and critiques. We encourage DEI champions and those opposed to it alike to be open and engage in thoughtful dialogue. It’s important to be willing to learn from those with different perspectives from your own.

Key takeaways:

  • The goal of DEI efforts is to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels heard and welcomed, by providing a personalized work experience for all employees and not targeting any particular group.
  • Being curious and open-minded is essential for growth and learning in a diverse environment.
  • DEI should be held to the same standard and given similar support as other programs and investments in an organization.

DEI benefits everyone.


Donald Thompson

Donald Thompson, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Southeast Award winner, is a globally respected business leader, CEO of The Diversity Movement, CDE, and author of Underestimated.