February 13, 2020

The economics of diversity

By Gary Shamis and Ilana Isakov Katz

We recently returned from the Winning is Everything conference in Las Vegas. In its 20th year, WiE has been a consistent opportunity for firm leadership to network, learn, grow, and to inspire one another. Over the years, some of our subject matter has evolved and advanced, and some topics remain and continue to perplex.

Take diversity and inclusion.

When WiE began, it was dominated by an older white-male contingency. Today, the conference is more diverse, with women and people of color at every age and level both participating and presenting. Yet it’s never more apparent to me that the strides we profess to have made are not at the pace a progressive industry like ours should be boasting about.