In this NAREIM article authored by Dionna Johnson Sallis of Ferguson Partners, the focus is on maximizing the impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. Sallis emphasizes the need for evolution in DEI programs, suggesting a shift in focus to five crucial elements in the second chapter of DEI initiatives. These elements include intersectionality, recognizing the interconnected nature of various aspects of diversity; data and analysis, emphasizing the importance of informed decision-making through thorough data assessment; and structural and systemic change, advocating for transformative shifts that address deep-rooted issues. The article serves as a guide for enhancing the effectiveness of DEI programs by incorporating these essential elements into the strategic framework, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and equitable environment.
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