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Wyatt Robinson (McIntire ’06) Offers Advice on Corporate Support for Black Colleagues in Business Insider

Robinson explains that in order to best prepare for the “heavy lift to come,” in better developing solutions to issues of corporate diversity and inclusion, there are three steps to keep in mind.

Wyatt Robinson

In a recent Business Insider article, McIntire alumnus Wyatt Robinson offered three actionable steps for companies to take in order to support Black colleagues and improve corporate culture.

Robinson, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co., notes that his piece “addresses what corporations can do to promote equitable and inclusive workplaces in light of the most recent string of events impacting Black professionals.”

He writes, “The weeks and months ahead will be filled with one-on-one meetings, town-halls, focus groups, and trainings centered on ways to improve internal corporate culture to address structural issues that continue to impede Black employees and their careers.”

Robinson goes on to explain that in order to best prepare for the “heavy lift to come,” in better developing solutions to issues of corporate diversity and inclusion, there are three steps to keep in mind: accepting that not everyone is starting from the same place on diversity efforts, challenging traditional workplace norms is necessary, and understanding that the leaders on these issues may not come from employees in executive positions.

Read the full article in Business Insider.

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