Increasing jobs and employment is very much in the national discourse right now, but absent from that conversation is an acknowledgement of who gets hired and why. Our partner, and Disruptive Leader, Tawanna Black of the Northside Funders Groups asks a provocative question–how do you get employers to overcome their biases and change their culture to be more inclusive?
“While we can do training programs and prepare employees,” Tawanna argues, “I strongly believe that if we’re not doing the same thing for employers, we are running into trouble.”
What is your answer to Tawanna’s question? What in this video resonates with you? What practices have you seen in your work that help employers create inclusive workplaces where everyone, especially people of color, can thrive?