The anti-racism movement that erupted during the pandemic is already changing corporate culture. But to be truly successful, the new push for greater diversity will have to be built on the spirit of inclusivity, Virginia Galt writes:
DURING THE PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN, with employees working online from home, corporate hierarchies broke down and ideas flowed freely. People at all levels, from all backgrounds, pulled together to help their companies ride out the crisis – and CEOs gained a deeper appreciation for the diversity of culture, experience and insight in their ranks.
With directors and executives now focused on recovery, it’s an opportune time to amplify the case for greater diversity and inclu- sion, say Canadian directors and executives of colour who still find themselves a small contingent in boardrooms and C-Suites.