Consider this: millennials and Gen Z folks are the most diverse in history.
In the last 40 years, as these generations have entered the workforce, the percentage of white workers in the U.S. has declined from 83% to 63%.
The rise of conversation about diversity and inclusion at work has been happening for a long time, but it’s reached an apex lately. And that’s a good thing.
Diversity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords in business and marketing right now. They make for better ideas and more creativity.
As Stefanie Di Gianvincenzo, RARE Global Strategic Director at Google, puts it:
“Diverse teams are not only more innovative in their thinking — because they’re drawing on different life experiences to bring their ideas to the table — but their ideas are fresher, and also the work is more authentic and relatable to the audience.”
There are plenty of reasons to champion diversity and inclusion within an organization. But if it’s all just words, it doesn’t mean much.
We have never seen so much focus on diversity and inclusion across all kinds of business, and are eager to see how things get more equitable from here on out.