NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / September 20, 2023 / SAP
by Supriya Jha, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, SAP
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is under fire. In the United States (US), the courts recently ruled that race could no longer be a factor in university admissions, defeating affirmative action policies. There is now a passionate and polarizing debate on whether D&I strategies in the corporate environment lead to equity or bring down meritocracies.
To make matters worse, the narrative of defunding D&I initiatives in the corporate arena can unnerve companies' small D&I teams. As we stand in the throws of this debate, it should be clear that D&I has not been a fleeting trend and remains an imperative that shapes the fabric of organizations and society.
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