In the medical world, an exercise stress test forces the heart to increase its workload to reveal key indicators of how the organ is working. For D&I leaders, stress testing a company’s D&I commitment means pushing for bold, cutting-edge initiatives that can expose potential vulnerabilities.
The Filament is partnering with Dingo to offer two underrepresented first-time managers free access to an eight-week remote leadership program that will bring together future people leaders, executive coaches, and likeminded people imagining a more inclusive executive class.
"We understand the premise of Jim Crow but there’s now Jim Code. With implicit bias, we’re creating technology that is going to disenfranchise people, particularly Black and Brown people who simply aren’t in the room when these things are being made."
Retaining underrepresented employees requires an adjustment of internal structures and processes, such as performance management systems, which BCG notes were built based on the experiences of white male employees.
Inclusive recruiting practices have been embraced by diversity leaders like Sean Cervera, Head of DEI&B at beauty tech company Curology, who sees the ability to hire and retain diverse talent as a direct result of inclusive recruitment processes.