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Chely Wright: Memorable Moments Making an Impact

November 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Without in any way impugning the virtues of country music, it’s fair to say that this genre probably doesn’t pop into mind when most people think about diversity, equity, and inclusion. While country music does and has historically had some notable stars of color, it’s largely dominated by white artists and the music heavily focuses on themes and settings associated with rural, white culture.

So, when we say that our subject for this installment of our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs) is a country music artist born in Kansas, which might raise a few inquisitive eyebrows. But Chely Wright approaches her DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) work with a passion and practical approach that speaks to her midwestern country roots.

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