Innovative business leaders recognize that in order to stay competitive, they must diversify their organizations and make them more inclusive.
Our limited podcast series features Greenhouse CEO Daniel Chait, along with fellow industry innovators, as they discuss how building a strong DE&I foundation enables companies to reach the next level of business success. Hear from cutting-edge DE&I thought leaders at Knac, BlackRock, Checkr, X (the moonshot factory), Okta, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and HubSpot as they share diversity hiring metrics to improve recruiting and onboarding, as well as forward-thinking processes to action immediately within your own organization.
In this episode, Daniel invites Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BlackRock, to share her impactful approach to DE&I.
With more than 25 years of cross-industry experience, Michelle explains why companies should see DE&I strategies as catalysts for improving performance, productivity and innovation. She believes that a commitment to DE&I helps develop talent and drive cultural transformation within an organization.
Stay tuned to the end of the episode for practical tips on improving diversity hiring practices with Ariel Lopez, Founder and CEO of Knac.
In this episode, you'll learn:
- How Michelle’s unique and broad perspective on DE&I enables her to share the most common stumbling blocks companies face (and how to avoid them)
- That diverse candidate referral programs are possible when coupled with a consistent commitment to DE&I
- Why some companies claim it’s challenging to recruit diverse hires and how to navigate around those challenges