CEOs Talk About Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Canada’s Workplace
Nadine Spencer, who is BrandEq Group’s president and CEO and Black Business and Professional Association’s president and CEO, shares that diversity can be compared to being invited to a party and inclusion is being asked to dance there. She wonders what language can be used so that all people will feel included and what kind of conversation works for everybody. If there’s a particular language or topic you choose, there might be someone who could not participate. Therefore, she thinks that there should be more focus on inclusion in workplaces so that no one feels left out.
Rod Graham, who is Horizon North Logistics’ co-CEO and president of modular solutions, regards inclusion as something very important. After the pandemic, he looks into how crucial it is to rebuild the economy. According to him, this will be the time that the economy will need all the help they can get from the Canadians. For Graham, inclusion is the main strategy of the country. This means making every Canadian involved in moving forward for the betterment of the nation.