How Workplaces Can Actually Diversify Their Teams

How Workplaces Can Actually Diversify Their Teams

n 2019, Toronto’s Sheridan College hired Jane Ngobia as its first-ever VP of inclusive communities. The college was developing an ambitious strategic plan for its future, and one of the core components was bolstering the diversity of its community and incorporating inclusion and equity into its activities. Better still, it was willing to invest the resources to get it done: Soon after Ngobia was hired, her office’s budget was increased by 300 per cent and her staff ballooned from two people to 16. Ngobia, who has a Ph.D. in theory and policy studies in education from the University of Toronto, has more than a decade of EDI experience at various universities, including Guelph, OCADU and U of T, under her belt. In her time at Sheridan, she has ushered in a data-informed policy that’s helped the college make major strides in embedding EDI in all its programs. The racial reckonings of the past two years brought systemic issues to the fore for governments, businesses and educators; Ngobia’s work is an example of how to tackle them on the ground.

Canada: How workplaces can actually diversify their teams.

https://www.canadianbusiness.com/strategies/how-workplaces-can-diversify-teams/

Related Articles

Responses