The conversation around diversity and inclusion in the workplace is gaining traction each day, with an increasing number of companies prioritizing awareness around how they hire talent and foster their team culture and behaviors.

It's exciting to see these kinds of diversity and inclusion initiatives being taken seriously—but it’s also crucial to remember that there’s a lot more to it than just checking the box or hitting a quota.

If you want to make real progress, you have to make sure you’re creating an environment where everyone—no matter their cultural background, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, way of thinking, and beyond—feels safe, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

But, whether you’re the CEO of a top company, the manager of a small team, or an employee at any level of an organization, it’s not always easy to know what, specifically, you can do to help cultivate inclusiveness and equality on a company-wide scale. (Or, even in small, incremental ways that ultimately lead to larger initiatives.)

Which resources and strategies actually work?

We tapped a panel of passionate and accomplished diversity and inclusion leaders for an insightful discussion around how they’re building empathy and breaking barriers at their companies, so we could learn from how they’re getting it right.

Watch the video above to see higlights from the conversation.

And, if you want to discover more actionable ideas you can take back to your own company to help drive positive change, watch the entire panel right here.



Thank you to our panelists Toby Hervey (CEO & Founder of Bravely), Mita Mallick (Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Cross Cultural Marketing at Unilever), Christena J. Pyle (Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Omnicon Group; Director, ADCOLOR), Kellie Wagner (Founder of DEI Collective), and Alexandra Cavoulacos (Founder & President of The Muse).