Now is the Time for Business Leaders to Speak Up for Diversity and Inclusion

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America has created mass uncertainty for minorities, not only in the U.S. but also in countries throughout the world.

John Montalbano, former CEO of RBC Global Asset Management, says the issue must be addressed by companies. Before he retired in December, Montalbano said he listened to several concerned minorities express their fear of increased discrimination, whether unconscious or conscious.

Even for companies operating outside of the U.S., Montalbano says it’s important for business leaders to publicly acknowledge these concerns:

Corporate leaders who believe that their organizations have a culture that supports meritocracy in the workplace should acknowledge the concerns that have arisen among those who fear the repercussions of recent events. All employees want to hear that their CEO is sensitive to the presently heightened concerns of women, visible minorities, LBGT communities and those with physical challenges. It is the time to be vocal about your commitment to robust diversity practices.

Read the full story here: John Montalbano – Canada’s diversity and inclusion could win the war for global talent


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