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Inclusive Leadership: Part 1: The Difference between Diversity and Inclusion

– excerpt taken from Business Science Magazine August edition

Over the past few years there has been an increased focus on diversity and inclusion issues across America. While the focus of diversity in the workplace is not a new topic, and by 2001 over 75% of Fortune 100 companies had implemented diversity initiatives (Daniels, 2001), the focus on diversity and inclusion dwindled until more recently. The focus has heightened in America with the events leading to the Black Lives Matter and #metoo movements, and more recent research has shown that organizations are largely failing at creating inclusive work environments (Gassam, 2019).

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