When we hear the term “racial equity,” we tend to think of the beneficiaries as the employees, a limited view. For 13 years, I worked with the World Bank, where I had the opportunity to work side by side and under the leadership of women and people of color. I can tell you that diversity created increased capacity and performance for the organization.

Organizations that begin an earnest journey of bringing diversity to their leadership will benefit in four ways:

  1. Increased ability to gather business intelligence.
  2. Increased ability to and synthesize business intelligence.
  3. Improved innovation.
  4. Improved mission impact.If your organization is on a journey to improve your staff’s diversity, volunteer leadership, and embrace the diversity of your membership, I would like to hear From you. I am building a community of leaders who are taking diversity seriously. If that’s you, send me an email.