When news of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the airwaves in January, little did we know how much it would change our lives two months later. For those of us who are on the frontlines, advocating for greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our organizations, policies, practices and actions, during “good” times there are persistent challenges to make sure EDI is front and center. In light of our current global situation, some would contend that EDI advocacy and work has been marginalized further, making EDI invisible in the rush to get things done and confront this pandemic as it threatens to change our way of life, forever. However, all is not lost as I perceive ways in which EDI is showing up in the COVID-19 narrative. In this third video post, I talk about Alissa Carpenter’s article: “The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion During Uncertain Times” in Entrepreneur Magazine that describes inclusive strategies that can be leveraged to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace during uncertain times: https://youtu.be/d6P1EM4dubU
About Dr. Denise O'Neil Green
Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, President and Principal Consultant of Denise O'Neil Green Consulting, is an award-winning, visionary and internationally recognized expert in equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), anti-racism, organizational change and transformational leadership with 30 years of experience. As a global thought leader, she has worked across various sectors, including postsecondary education, government, business, and healthcare, as a keynote speaker, innovative strategist, educator, and changemaker. In March 2022, she launched Denise O’Neil Green Consulting, using her professional and lived experiences to empower EDI leaders and organizations to go beyond the performative and be truly authentic in developing and implementing EDI strategies. She is also the Executive Editor of The Institutional Diversity Blog.