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THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: PART II

The value of inclusive leadership is so important that we've hosted two panel discussions about it.
 
In the first panel discussion in this series, we discussed a variety of topics that are critical toward the development and growth of inclusive leadership in whatever field you're in.
 
If you missed the first webinar and want to watch, you can click this link here. We also have a recap on some of the key takeaways that you can read if you're pressed for time.
 
WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS
 
For our second discussion, our panel was once again made up of impressive and well-qualified voices. It was led and moderated by Kimberly Lee Minor, the CEO of Bumbershoot LLC. She was joined by the following panelists:
 
  • Gayle Saunders, Founder and CEO of The Saunders PR Group
  • Anne Boninsegna, Founder and CEO of The Kitchen (located in German Village)
  • Alan Kutasy, Founder and CEO of Agility Partners
  • Randal T. Gerber, Founder and Advisor of Gerber, LLC
 
You'll notice that these new panelists and their backgrounds differ from the first crew, an important note in hearing as many voices as possible when it comes to talking about inclusion and diversity.
 
Each of these panelists has founded and runs a small, local business her in Columbus. The voices of small businesses are more important now than ever, especially in the realm of inclusion and diversity.
 
Much like the first conversation, our panelists brought with them great insight and knowledge in the world of diversity and inclusion - a world where you can never learn too much.
 
If you'd like to watch the full webinar and take extensive notes, you can access it from our YouTube channel. Or if you want to save the video for later, here are some of the key takeaways from the second part of the conversation.
 
TAKEAWAY #1: INTENT WITH INTENTIONS
 
Much like in the first conversation, we went over the definitions of diversity, inclusion and equity.
 
On a grander scale, you have to be intentional when you're trying to be inclusive. Of course, look first for qualified candidates that not only have the resume and experience, but the extras that make them the next great fit for your organization.
 
You can look for qualified candidates in the traditional sense - LinkedIn, Indeed, etc. - but perhaps looking in diverse areas can lead to great results that will lead to inclusiveness in your corporation.
 
Don't be afraid to ask your peers and colleagues too in places to find diverse talent. You never know where you might find someone great!
 
TAKEAWAY #2: MORE THAN COLOR
 
While it's important to make note of the race and ethnicities, where else can you diversify your business?
 
The term we're getting at is intersectionality - the interconnected nature of social characteristics. This includes issues of race and ethnicity, but it's also inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. It's inclusive of different religious and spiritual backgrounds. It's inclusive of economic classes and the scales within the established classes.
 
To be inclusive and diverse means to be just that. It's more than just black and white. There are layers to it and the more you're willing to explore and deepen your knowledge on intersectionality, the better chance you have of reaching a wider customer and employee base.
 
TAKEAWAY #3: SOLID TODAY, STRONG TOMORROW
 
Now more than ever, the push for inclusive leadership is dire and necessary. Did you know that just roughly 8 percent of the CEOs in Fortune 500 companies are women? There are only four CEOs in the F500 that are black?
 
Despite the progress that's been made, there's still a ways to go. Conversations like ours are only the beginning toward seeing inclusive leadership start to take both locally, nationally and internationally.
 
What is your business doing to practice diversity, equity and inclusive leadership? Share with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter?
 


INDEX
  • INNOVATE, UPGRADE & DOMINATE
  • RECOVERING FROM THE GREAT PAUSE
  • THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: PART II
  • THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
  • DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
  • DEAL CLOSING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
  • WHAT IS A CASH FLOW FORECAST AND WHY YOU NEED IT
  • LEADING TO SUCCESS - LEADERSHIP HIRING DURING COVID-19
  • A NEW KIND OF ENVIRONMENT - THE EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE DURING COVID
  • SUCCESS BEYOND THE GREAT PAUSE CONNECTION, CASH, CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION
  • THE STATE OF COLLEGE IN 2020
  • TAKE PAUSE DURING THE GREAT PAUSE: A WEBINAR FOR DENTISTS
  • GET A GRIP! AND GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS
  • YOUR LEASE IS UP, NOW WHAT?
  • LETS TALK PE MINORITY EQUITY: THE ALTERNATIVE SALES STRATEGY
  • BUILDING A BEST PLACE TO WORK
  • GETTING YOUR BUSINESS SECURITY IN CHECK
  • SONGS AT THE CENTER LIVE AT GERBER! PART DEUX
  • MOTIVATING THE HIGH PERFORMERS IN YOUR BUSINESS
  • WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW... WAGE & HOUR LAW IMPACT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AS A VALUE DRIVER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
  • COMPETITION FOR CASH
  • FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
  • HIRING THE RIGHT CONTROLLER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
  • GUYS' NIGHT WITH GERBER
  • LADIES' NIGHT
  • BUSINESS GROWTH MADE SIMPLE
  • SONGS AT THE CENTER. LIVE AT GERBER!
  • UPSTREAM GRATITUDE: CREATING A CULTURE OF GRATEFUL EMPLOYEES WHILE INCREASING YOUR BOTTOM LINE
  • DIGITAL DANGERS AT HOME
  • ORGANIC CONTAINER GARDENING
  • COOK HEALTHY, COOK EASY
  • HIRING IN A HIGH-GROWTH ENVIRONMENT
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