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Panelists Tell Managers to Keep Working for Inclusion and Transparency

October 30, 2020


The killing of George Floyd while in police custody has sparked public outrage about continued racism while putting a spotlight on the failure of most corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts.

“There is only a limited time that this window of opportunity [to make advances in inclusion] will be open,” said Karen Boykin-Towns, a vice chairman at the NAACP and a former senior executive at Pfizer Inc. “For right now, we have to use our voices while companies are listening and looking for answers because they don’t have the answers.”

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