Upwardly Global President Jina Krause-Vilmar Speaks to Inc. About Affirmative Action Ruling

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Upwardly Global President and CEO Jina Krause-Vilmar recently spoke to Inc. about the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling and how companies can work around the ruling’s potential impact on the talent pipeline to continue promoting diversity and inclusion.

“At the end of June, the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action policies at two universities. The ruling could impact the diversity of future college graduates and, by extension, the college-educated workforce coming up the pipeline.

‘Inclusion leads to diversity. It’s not the other way around,’ Whitacre tells clients and ‘anybody else who will listen.’ Companies have the power to create an inclusive culture that then attracts, welcomes, and retains more diverse candidates.

Specifically, company leaders can make sure interview panels are diverse, encourage internal referrals through company employee resource groups, and offer opportunities for internal mentorship, says Jina Krause-Viilmar, CEO and president of Upwardly Global, a non-profit organization that helps immigrant and refugee professionals enter the U.S. workforce.”

Read the full article, “The Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Could Impact the Pipeline of Diverse Candidates. Here’s How to Adjust,” to know more about what business leaders and experts can do to continue advancing DEI in the U.S. workforce.


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