November 7, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion is a growth industry. These experts explained why.

By Halley Bondy

Opportunities in the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) industry are exploding. Over the past few years, more companies have been looking for people to diversify their employee base, according to expert panelists at the Ladies Get Paid event Saturday in Brooklyn.

The “Diversity Is Not a Buzzword” panel featured Mini Timmaraju, Comcast Corporation’s executive director of Diversity and Inclusion; Amy Nelson, CEO and founder of the women’s equality organization The Riveter; Daisy Auger-Dominguez, a workplace culture strategist; and Dr. Akilah Cadet, founder of the Oakland diversity organization Change Cadet.

The group discussed diversity and inclusion, and how corporations have invested human capital to reflect its growing prioritization over the years.

“These jobs exist,” said Timmaraju, who went from being the only woman of color in political campaign work to being the leader of a diversity task force. “So if you have a passion for this work, I would encourage you to consider it professionally because more and more companies are investing.”