With all the challenges of this year, we can tend to overlook progress. For most businesses in the US, leaders are taking a hard look at their diversity shortcomings, and why making diversity part of their strategy is good for business. As these companies outline their path, they are intentionally designing the policies and systems that will combine the collective capabilities of people from different genders, races, sexual orientation, those with disabilities, and more.
In this episode, I talk with two leaders who are driving forward progress for woman in business and organizations where diversity is no longer optional. Krista Snelling, EVP, COO & CFO with Five Star Bank, and Preet Kuar, CEO of Pacific Staffing and Pacific ExecSearch. Krista and Preet share their journeys to leadership positions, and how they are using their experience to develop mentorship, community, and business programs. They share how this focus has changed hiring practices, decision making and the benefits their businesses are seeing from committing to continuous improvement for diversity.
If this episode inspires you to be part of the movement, and you believe, like me, that entrepreneurs are the answer to our future, message me so we can join forces to support building truly great companies in our region.
Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur that has experience growing companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He is currently the CDO and founder of HaneyBiz.