Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Biden Rescinds Diversity Training Restrictions: Shelley Willingham Explains

Podcasts Jan 6, 2021

In September 2020, Donald Trump issued an executive order that banned the federal government – plus its contractors and subcontractors – from offering and participating in diversity training on racial and gender bias.  The next few months were filled with cancellations, stalled conversations, confusion, and lawsuits. But fortunately, on his first day as President, Joe Biden reversed the order. On today’s episode, The Diversity Movement VP of Business Development Shelley Willingham unpacks what happened and what it means to diversity training.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.