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Over 76% Of Chief Diversity Officers Are White While Just Under 4% Are Black, Report Says

In the aftermath of the unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd in 2020, many companies made it a “trend” to appear as if their mission was to actively support the Black community.

Sep 22, 2023

DEI-Related Jobs Were All The Hype After George Floyd's Death — Now, They're Being Cut

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines Performative as “made or done for show (as to bolster one’s own image or make a positive impression on others).” This is what the word means as it relates to disapproving, self-serving actions. At the crux of events after the George Floyd murder in 2020, several actors in the United States responded in ways that did not move policy or legislation but were assumed to appease the heightened emotions of Black people across the globe. The referenced actions were described as performative, moves that seemed to speak to culture without addressing the root cause of what was happening. One of the most pervasive actions stemming from that year was that companies across several industries made statements about justice and equity while flooding job sites with new roles that support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (DEI). Persons hired to manage and lead DEI departments were tasked with providing internal and external-facing solutions. They were...

Feb 28, 2023

Visa Names Michelle Gethers-Clark As Chief Diversity Officer to Lead DEI Efforts Globally

This week, payments giant Visa announced the appointment of a new Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility. According to a press release, Michelle Gethers-Clark will be joining Visa’s Executive Committee in this newly-expanded role to help lead a company-wide effort toward inclusion, diversity, sustainability, and social impact globally with a keen focus on equitable economic growth. “It is my honor to join the Visa team and lead our strategic inclusion and diversity, social impact and sustainability efforts globally,” said Gethers-Clark in a statement. “I bring to this role a passion for partnering with internal and external team members to continue bringing to life what this work can mean for our company, our customers and our communities around the world.” Within this role, Gethers-Clark will report directly to Chairman and CEO Al Kelly. Her various responsibilities include ensuring Visa’s organization and culture are actually building toward an inclusive...

Mar 18, 2021