DEI Framework For Leaders

by | Oct 17, 2022 | Diversity & Inclusion Strategy | 0 comments

Inclusive Matters shared its DEI framework for leaders with Forbes Business Council.

Business leaders have recognized the importance of implementing effective strategies to bring forth Diversity & Inclusion within their organizations. Inclusive Matters had the privilege of speaking at a Forbes Business Council event on Diversity & Inclusion.

The audience included a majority of women who were owning and operating businesses of over USD 500,000 in revenues, providing a unique platform to discuss and share insights on connecting D&I to business results.

“Diversity & Inclusion is like an ecosystem. Every interaction, be it positive or negative, is a ripple in a pond—it affects the entire workplace, shaping its culture, business outcomes, and overall success. What might seem like a one-off situation is often part of a broader culture defined by unspoken behaviors and expectations”

Diversity & Inclusion Ecosystem Model (DIEM)

Inclusive Matters showcased its D&I Ecosystem Model is an innovative framework.  It comprehensively connects Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to a company’s overall performance strategy. The DIEM encompasses 5 pillars:

  1. Leadership
  2. Network
  3. Communication
  4. Metrics
  5. Point of View


Key Takeaways:

Throughout the presentation, Inclusive Matters emphasized the importance of integrating a D&I framework for leaders into the fabric of organizational culture.  The 5 pillars mentioned drive meaningful change and achieve sustainable diversity and inclusion goals. By adopting the DIEM framework, businesses can:

  • Enhance Innovation: Leveraging diverse perspectives and experiences leads to more innovative solutions and approaches to business challenges.
  • Improve Employee Engagement: A culture of inclusion and belonging fosters higher levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention.
  • Foster Social Responsibility: Embracing diversity and inclusion is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic business decision that aligns with broader societal values and expectations.
  • Experience Business Growth: from areas beyond Diverse Talent Attraction





Inclusive Matters’ participation in the Forbes Business Council event underscored Forbes Business Council’s commitment to D&I among its members . By sharing insights & best practices, Inclusive Matters continues to empower organizations to create environments where every individual can thrive, contribute, and belong. As businesses navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse world, embracing diversity and inclusion isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also essential for long-term success and competitiveness in today’s global marketplace.

Inclusive Matters:  Turn your D&I efforts into measurable business results.


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