Like many Diversity Works clients, a $200 million renewable energy company came to us because its employees wanted to know what their employer was doing to take action on racial justice. They thought they needed racial bias training but we recommended they take a step back and conduct an evaluation to make sure they were solving for the right problem.
Our engagement uncovered opportunities to break down existing barriers to move diversity in the talent pipeline and to increase the company’s impact through supplier diversity and strategic partnerships. At the end of the engagement, the company was grateful for Diversity Works’ recommendation to evaluate their performance before investing in training. During the course of the two-month engagement, the company had presented their DEI challenge at a quarterly management meeting, identified an internal DEI lead, and initiated a process to update the company values to reflect their new DEI commitments.