Simply hiring a diverse workforce is not enough. Research shows that inclusive workplaces are six times more likely to be innovative and twice as likely to meet or surpass financial goals. In other words, organizations need both a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace to leverage the benefits of diversity and inclusion.
Over the years, the management of diversity and inclusion has evolved from a focus on compliance to a focus on contemporary frameworks for understanding differences. This shift has led to organizations experiencing better performance in terms of ability to innovate, responsiveness to changing customer needs and adaptability to evolving markets.
During this session, participants will review best practices that demonstrate how strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives provide organizations with a competitive advantage. More importantly, participants will leave with practical strategies that can help foster inclusion and equity at their organizations.
Session Leader: Moryah Jackson
Director Diversity Education Clemson University
Moryah Jackson is the Director of Diversity Education at Clemson University. She believes that in today’s interconnected world, success is built by the collaborative efforts of people from different backgrounds. Her ability to apply theory to practice helps organizations create environments that demonstrate their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. She studied at the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic and served as a United States State Department Fellow in Washington, D.C. and Maseru, Lesotho. Jackson earned her bachelor’s degree at Columbia College and her master’s degree at the University of South Carolina.
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:30am to 4:30pm
Clemson at Greenville ONE, 506 1 North Main St. | Greenville, SC 29601