Dr. Vanessa Weaver has led the charge, influencing organizations to focus on diversity as a business enabler. Under her leadership, DITV’s initiatives reduced attrition among Multicultural professionals by as much as 50 percent. Dr. Weaver leverages media to advance D&I conversations and is a regular columnist for Diversity Best Practices’ online newsletter.

5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Overlook the Power of Diversity

First, the good news. Diversity in the workplace is increasing, which gives organizations greater access to talent. It also generates a more inclusive corporate culture that mirrors the society in which we live. The not-so-good news? Diverse workplaces are not always easy to achieve, for many reasons. Some geographical areas are more conducive to diversity recruitment than others, and a commitment to diversity can often be overlooked the higher up the corporate ladder you go.