Thursday May 28 | Workplace Diversity: Charlotte and Beyond

May 27, 2009 at 8:53 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Join us for a look at the level of diversity in Charlotte’s workforce. We’ll talk about how we measure and define workplace diversity, and we’ll have a discussion about what Charlotte companies, and companies around the country are doing to maintain and increase the diversity of their workforce, client base and work environment.
Guests
Peter Aranda – Exec. Director, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Dr. James Johnson – Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Brenda Anderson – President, The Galilee Agency

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  1. “Monoculture breeds disease.” Dr. Richard Schultes

  2. This is a timely subject, due to the Sonia Sotomayor nomination. I’ve been hearing a lot of screams that this is an affirmative action pick, all from white people. Younger people are so much more diverse and accepting than SOME older people which is great! Can your guests comment on affirmative action v. diversity?

  3. When we get to the hiring process, why can’t that process for all positions be simplified so that the best-qualified person be hired for each job, regardless of gender, race, etc.? Otherwise aren’t we just going around the same “quota merry-go-round”, thereby making the playing field very uneven? Yes, we have to do more to make sure everyone has access to education and training, and that’s where the most work needs to bed done, but the hiring process is an entirely different level.

    • Are you actually suggesting we judge someone by the merits of their qualifications, maybe even the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin? Wow, that sure flies in the face of affirmative action.


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