BY TIA CAROL JONES
While companies are focusing on diversity and inclusion in the wake of the deaths of unarmed Black people, Pamela McElvane says those companies should be just as focused on the retention of diverse hires.
McElvane launched DiversityMBA as a way to showcase the importance of diversity and inclusion. She has also taken on another part of the equation: retention of diverse hires.
McElvane, who is founder of DiversityMBA, started with Black MBA Magazine and Hispanic MBA Magazine. She said as the world changed and the United States became more focused on diversity in the workplace, 20 years ago, she wanted to broaden the scope about how she talked about and supported people of color first, and then women.
“As a corporate executive, in corporate America, I was looking for my next opportunity where I could be passionate about,” McElvane stated.