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Avoiding "Diversity Theater" & Taking Transformative action

Over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies made statements about social justice, but how many have actuall
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies made statements about social justice, but how many have actually gone from statement to action?
This month, it is important to bring up the topic of “diversity theater” or “performative” diversity especially given the recent challenges and spotlight on racial and social justice.
How can companies avoid performative diversity and start to focus on transformative efforts?

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DEIS Practicum Nov 6 - Practical & Actionable
Learn to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your organizations and communities. Presented by OHUB and Amy and Brad Feld’s Anchor Point Foundation. Brad Feld recently penned a blog post further detailing his involvement with DEIS.
Tickets provide access to the entire event and include a free copy of Brad Feld’s newest book The Startup Community Way along with a free copy of several books.
DEIS: 1st Annual Practicum Tickets, Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
Eventbrite - OHUB presents DEIS: 1st Annual Practicum - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.
Avoid Performative Diversity
Black employees say 'performative allyship' is an unchecked problem in the office
Black employees share stories revealing that many of their workplaces condemn racism but still enable its effects.
Tips for taking action
The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice
You’ve made a public statement of support. What’s next?  •  Share
Era of trust and action
Opinion | Corporate America Says Black Lives Matter. It Needs to Hold Up a Mirror. - The New York Times
It’s time for companies to move beyond mere tweets and hire more black employees at every level.
Techstars Startup Digest Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is curated by:
Andrea Perdomo Andrea Perdomo - Network Catalyst - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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