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Guidebook: Mistakes to Avoid when Hiring Your Diversity Leader

Guidebooks May 26, 2023

The demand for diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders is at an all-time high as companies continue to realize the immense benefits of cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. However, hiring a DEI leader is a critical decision packed with potential pitfalls. Don't risk settling for less than the best.

This guidebook will help you attract, identify, and onboard the ideal diversity leader for your organization and create an environment that fosters innovation, attracts top talent, and generates better business outcomes. Our DEI strategy guide provides expert insights into the specific skill sets and personality characteristics of top-notch diversity officers, plus the top five mistakes to avoid during your search to generate ideal outcomes. Our actionable tips for designing a multi-part interview process that sidesteps unconscious bias will ensure DEI leadership candidates can showcase their skills, experience, and leadership style to their full potential - allowing you to find the perfect diversity officer to shape your company culture.


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.