Black employees are feeling more vulnerable than ever, points out Karen Brown in this April 30 Harvard Business Review article that focuses on what companies must do now.
In the wake of the George Floyd murder verdict, the January 6 riots at the Capitol and widespread incidents of unmasked racism, Black employees are feeling more vulnerable than ever, writes our client Karen Brown, founder of Bridge Arrow, a consultancy focusing on diversity and inclusion, in an April 30 Harvard Business Review article. Drawing on her extensive work with clients, Karen writes about the existential fears employees of color face, how it affects their sense of well-being and their job performance, and what companies must do. Making bold statements about being anti-racist is not enough; companies must listen to employees of color, reckon with racism in the company’s past, change discriminatory policies, and commit time and money to promoting a more just world. Read the article here.