Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Developing and Retaining Diverse Early-Stage Talent, with College Code's Chelsea C. Williams

Podcasts Nov 30, 2021

When Chelsea C. Williams first stepped foot on Spelman College's campus, she started to understand diversity. Although Spelman's study body may appear rather homogenous as a HBCU, Chelsea could see other types of diversity, such as regional differences and differences in upbringing. Her curiosity for how we can better understand differences in people led her to human resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Eventually, Chelsea founded College Code, a fast-growing consultancy and training firm, providing the critical link between the development and retention of early-stage professionals and helping organizations build equitable and inclusive workplaces. In this episode, she shares her best recommendations for developing and retaining diverse early-stage talent.


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.