Leaders Must Practice Inclusion to Retain Employees of Color
Here are some tips on how to increase retention through genuine inclusion
A black female Millennial stood up at the CFP Board’s Diversity Summit in the fall of 2018 and asked the question, “Diversity at what cost?” to a panel of industry leaders including FPA Chair Frank Paré, Lazetta Rainey Braxton of Financial Fountains, Catalina Camoscio of Prudential and Dr. Frank Dobbin of Harvard University.
She went on to explain that she’d started her interview process earlier in 2018 and experienced first-hand the findings from CFP Board’s diversity research. It was traumatic, she said.
“You’re exhausted, you get home every day and you’re like, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’” she said, voice quivering. She went on to ask, “How are we being mindful of sending young people of color into these spaces—to help reverse mentor and help folks come along” when it comes to genuine inclusion?
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