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Diversity and Inclusion

7,000+

BUSINESS LEADERS:

“INTOLERANCE ISN’T JUST WRONG
IT’S BAD FOR BUSINESS.”

40%

OF AMERICANS

WORRY A GREAT DEAL
ABOUT RACE RELATIONS.

3

MILLION

FEWER VISITS
FROM FOREIGN TOURISTS
IN 2017.

Intolerance isn’t just wrong—it’s bad for business.

Today’s workplace thrives on innovation, empowerment, and an open dialogue. But what happens when social discord and discussion seeps into the workplace, bringing with it polarizing views and sometimes intolerance? These trends are affecting the workplace and organizations are working to respond to this atmosphere.

Businesses are challenged to ensure that the workplace enhances employee engagement and capitalizes on employees’ unique differences and experiences, rather than another area of resentment.

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Also download the report from our Advisory Board on Inclusion. Business Forward is helping local business leaders build more diverse workplaces and work with their employees, suppliers, clients, and customers to promote greater tolerance in their communities.

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Business Leaders on Inclusion

A diverse workforce contributes to broader thinking and innovation and is a business imperative that benefits our team members, customers and stakeholders.

Matthew Dickson, SVP/Principal Credit Policy Officer, Bank of the WestDenver, CO

Supporting inclusion and diversity in the workplace is the core mission of our consulting firm.

John Cavanaugh, President & CEO, Cross Cultural Communications, LLCColumbus, OH

Grounds prides itself on having been a small business leader in workplace and community tolerance & diversity for nearly three decades.

Kelly Wicks, Owner, Grounds for ThoughtBowling Green, OH

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