Greetings to the Diversity Business Review Readers:
I hope DBR readers will find this issue and future issues worthy of being a desk reference for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) solutions; providing insights and DEI transferable best practices. DBR exists because of our authors, our reviewers and our readers.
DBR’s contributors, reviewers and editorial staff worked diligently and professionally to ensure a scholarly, practical guide for DEI practitioners, executives, line management and human resources.
I would like to thank Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher of the DBR and the Diversity MBA Magazine for her vision of publishing a Diversity Business Review written by DEI practitioners and reviewed by doctoral reviewers. Many thanks to the contributors and special thanks to the Vice Chair, Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D., President, Arredondo Advisory Group, and the reviewers, who dedicated their time and expertise. The reviewers are, in alphabetical order: Charlotte Ashton, M.A., PhD, Head of Social & Cultural Consultation, Diversity MBA; Andrea E. Evans, PhD., Director, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and Tenured Professor, College of Education, Northeastern Illinois; Belinda Hartnett, PhD, PMP, Retired Major US Air Force, Sr. Program Manager/Analyst at Flatter Inc.; Linda Liang, PhD, President of Organizational Resources; Rodney Lowman, PhD, ABPP, ACC, Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Past Dean and Past Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP, Fellow of the APA; and Kathryn Welds, PhD, ABPP, ACC, Sr. Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Kaiser Permanente.
Thank you for joining us, as we embark on the next stage of diversity, equity and inclusion with DEI aligned with business strategy. May all organizations reach the integration stage of inclusion; being world-class culturally inclusive organizations; having their customers as their primary focus; and valuing their human capital and their communities.