Essentials 2022: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nearly three years after a corporate racial reckoning, what’s working and what’s not when it comes to diversity and inclusion? Our best stories of the year.

In 2020, Corporate America made some big promises about combatting racism and promoting inclusion. So, what is the impact of those promises two years later? There are more Black directors in the boardroom and women in CEO roles. Plus, there have been thousands of companies listening to their Black, Latinx, and other employees from underrepresented groups.

Still, there’s a long way to go. There are still very few Black employees in senior management positions and perhaps even fewer from other non-White groups. Plus, there are signs that the struggle to rectify the inequities is taking a professional toll.

Below is the best of Korn Ferry’s articles on the topic.

Diversity: The Struggle to Keep the Momentum

In the two years since George Floyd’s murder, firms have taken some key steps to improve racial equality in the workplace. But with war, inflation, and other news taking up resources, will many become sidetracked?

The Latest DEI Obstacle

A new study shows that the usual way of resolving work conflicts can actually get in the way of diversity and inclusion efforts.

For Women Leaders, the Need for a Stronger Pipeline

A new Korn Ferry study of top female CEOs reaffirms that succession efforts still need some work.

Your Chief Diversity Officer Is Likely Leaving

Or they have already left. Why CDO tenure, at under two years, remains one of the shortest-among all executive roles.

Who Are We?

Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison explains why we all have a responsibility to be inclusive.