Taking Care of Business Series
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Diversity and equity are incredibly important not only to ensure the success of your business, but to build an inclusive environment where your employees can thrive. Dee Baskin, Executive Director of Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota, covers how to begin the journey toward creating a more equitable business. Research has shown that companies with more diverse staff have higher revenues than companies that don’t. Customers, employees, and vendors are prioritizing who they work with based on shared values. Someone who feels like the business doesn’t “get” them will go to a business that does. There are many approaches for a business to start its equity journey. Dee shares how a basic understanding of people who are different from yourself is critical to finding success and fulfillment in business.