In the last few years, many companies have been placing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a higher priority, focusing on creating a company culture where anyone can feel comfortable and supported. Building this environment takes an empathetic approach and a firm grasp of how a diverse and supportive company culture fosters productivity, engagement, and success.
For modern leaders in virtually every industry, matters of DEI continue to be a critical component of team-building initiatives. Research has shown that a strong emphasis on diversity in the workplace can be financially beneficial to the company as well. Even though the benefits of a diverse and supportive company culture are plentiful, there are still a number of industries — from tech to law, STEM, finance, and sports — that could benefit from an infusion of diversity.