Today when I think about diversity, I actually think about the word 'inclusion.' And I think this is a time of great inclusion. It's not men, it's not women alone. Whether it's geographic, it's approach, it's your style, it's your way of learning, the way you want to contribute, it's your age - it is really broad. / Ginni Rometty
I love the truth so beautifully taught in Edwin Markham’s inspiring poem: “He drew a circle that shut me out—Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in!” Even though you can't control how others act or what they say, you can do your best to always lead out in love, inclusion, kindness, and friendship. PASS IT ON.
“You are beautiful, no matter what they say.” It finally seemed like we were becoming an all-around inclusive society in a multitude of ways; including the idea that we are each beautiful in our own way. When I came across a blog-post shared on Facebook entitled, “Not Everyone is Beautiful,” and read all of the positive feedback it received, my hope that we were a society that valued everyone’s inner and outer beauty came crashing down.
Diversity is essential to growth and prosperity of any company: diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age. Why? Because diversity breeds innovation. And innovation breeds business success. Don’t believe me? Let's take a look.