9 | 2021

The authors in this issue of CBTJ speak from personal experiences, exten­sive research, and a deep desire to contribute toward changing the DEI narrative. They share proven best practices and procedural changes that must be followed so that this time, the outcomes of CEOs’ commitments will look different, and those impacted will finally be able to have more equitable work and life experiences.

There are professionals within companies ... who are more than capable of helping validate the effective­ness of DEI strategy. We don’t have to continue relying on the trial-and-error approach because these individuals already know what will work and can share those insights.

Viola Maxwell-Thompson
Guest Editor