Recent actions, developments and events point to the need for not only dialogue, but decisive action. BLACK LIVES MATTER. Executive leaders must heed the current call to action as permanent and do everything they can to support it.
Companies must do more than appoint a Chief Diversity Officer. One person or a department is not the whole solution. Business organizations, particularly in larger companies, can build community groups to better understand and propagate change, but it is incumbent, especially today, that our executive leaders MAKE decisions that are actionable and drive results. The recent unrest, along with COVID-19 and the economic downturn, have demonstrated that business-as-usual is no longer acceptable. Especially when it comes to the ill-treatment, bigotry and bias toward fellow humans. It must be confronted, stopped and never tolerated again.
The C-Suite Network has and continues to facilitate open discussions regarding diversity, inclusion and belonging, but these discussions are just a start to moving us forward together.
We stand behind every community to ensure that these goals are implemented in the mainstream and put into action. It’s time to take a stand for what is right. As hero executive leaders, our pledge and our promise are to help one another and others in our communities to engage, educate, evangelize and emerge – stronger, faster and better than before.