April 22, 2021


In her TED talkĀ Why Corporate Diversity Programs Fail & How Small Tweaks Can Have a Big Impact, the Center for WorkLife Law’s Founding Director Joan C. Williams explains why the basic tools of the diversity-industrial complex often don’t work, provides a straightforward approach for CEOs and business leaders seeking to address structural racism within their organizations.

“If your company had a problem with sales, you would not hold deep, sincere conversations about how much everyone values sales, put on programming for Celebrate Sales Month, and expect sales to improve,” Williams explains. “If we really want to tackle diversity effectively, we need to use the same tools businesses use to tackle any business problem: evidence and metrics.” Watch here to learn more.

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