“Diversity is about counting heads; Inclusion is about making heads count". Just a few weeks ago, we had three successful CEOs discussing Diversity in the C-Suite. The interest and energy surrounding that conversation are encouraging and indicative that, in a time where our country and most of the world are divided around so many issues, pushing the D&I agenda continuously to be core to The Club’s mission. Whether through our Board and membership composition, the Forum workshops and discussions or the speakers we bring to the stage, we are committed to our D&I focus.
Our recently formed Diversity Leadership Council is discussing D&I metrics and best practices which we will continue to share with all of you. Just think about the extent to which diversity is used to develop new products and services and the business impact derived from these efforts or the power of Employee Resource Groups for attraction, engagement and retention of high caliber employees.
As we kick-off the upcoming season, I would like to invite you to get involved: come to our Diversity Leadership Series program, join the discussion through the Forums and the Diversity Leadership Council or share
your best practices and point-of-view on MY ECLink. Moving the needle on D&I will require courageous conversations and decisive action. We are here to partner with all of you, our members, in this exciting journey. To a fabulous 2017-2018 season!
Chief Executive Officer
The Executives' Club of Chicago