Monica Gould Speaks at DEI Summit Panel

Apr 16, 2022  | News

“Why do we even care about doing this?”

Launching a panel discussion, Monica Gould posed the question at the March 29 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit hosted by Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business. 

Here’s why, she answered: A more equitable, inclusive organization, with diversity of thought and experience, creates innovation and a corporate culture people want to be a part of.  Plus, it reduces turnover and potential productivity loss, explained Gould, president/founder of Strategic Consulting Partners. 

The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion

The Summit explores benefits of DEI to corporate culture. Joining Gould on the panel were Aaysha Noor, head of diversity, equity
and inclusion for Giant; Nakeesha Muldrow, vice president of finance, access and scheduling for WellSpan; and Lynette Chappell Williams, vice president and chief diversity officer for Penn State Health. No matter the size of a business or organization, Gould said, there are some key DEI principles that apply. “How are you bringing people together so they can be productive in the workplace based upon your mission?”

“All of us are passionate about this work because of our own personal experiences,” Gould said. “That’s why we’re doing what we’re doing. … It takes all of us to do it together.”

You can read more about the Central Penn Business Journal DEI Summit in the article here.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion coaching and training by Strategic Consulting Partners is offered. Contact us for more information.

Annette M Cremo, Ph.D.

Chief Learning Officer

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