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If you take a look at the audience of many industries such as technology, law, and architecture, odds are you’ll not see as much diversity as in other workforces. Yet we know that companies in the top quartile for gender-diverse executive suites were 15% more likely to generate above-average profitability compared to the bottom quartile of companies whose executive teams were predominantly white and male, says McKinsey. Yet many diverse workers shy away from these jobs, and many of those who do enter the profession leave jobs because of a lack of diversity or a hostile culture.

So how do we address this problem?

Two ways: mentoring young diverse talent so they can build a career in industries where they’re underrepresented, and making sure we create a safe space for them once they’re here.

Kris Blackmon
Chief Channel Officer | JS Group & Xposure Board Member
Kelli McMillan
Global Partner Director | Five9 & Xposure Founder

Katie Coleman
DEI Expert at Circa

Katie Coleman is a Product Marketing Manager at Circa. Based on her conversations and research, Katie produces webinars and writes articles on diversity and other employment-related topics to guide employers, employees and job seekers in their professional endeavors.

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