So, what do executives really think about Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)? In other words, once the CDO has left the room and the doors of corporate boardrooms are firmly shut, what exactly are executives saying among themselves – #behindcloseddoors?
But first let’s start with a story. The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) was feeling particularly pleased. She had just presented her plan for accelerating the momentum of the company’s diversity strategy to the entire executive team. The leadership team had listened attentively. Several had even declared that D&I should become a strategic priority for the business going forward. There were to be no more excuses.