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Without accountability, DEI initiatives will fail

December 13, 2023 In The News 1 min read
Hawzien Gebremedhin
In Accounting Today, Plante Moran DEI Leader Hawzien Gebremedhin shares the importance of accountability in DEI workplace initiatives.
Business professionals meeting in a lounge area having an informal discussionWhen I begin a seminar about diversity, equity, and inclusion, I sometimes see the audience’s eyes glaze over on that first word: diversity. 

Oftentimes people think diversity is synonymous with race or gender. They may think: “Based on my identity, this isn’t for me.” 

But the truth is, DEI is about more than only race and gender and affects everyone — even those who don’t think they need it.

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