The Brimful Life with Beth Ridley

Embedding D&I into Business Operations with Chris Rowland

June 19, 2020 Beth Ridley Season 2 Episode 27
The Brimful Life with Beth Ridley
Embedding D&I into Business Operations with Chris Rowland
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The Brimful Life with Beth Ridley
Embedding D&I into Business Operations with Chris Rowland
Jun 19, 2020 Season 2 Episode 27
Beth Ridley

In the third of four BizTimes MKE Podcast episodes with diversity leaders from the Milwaukee area, I talk with Chris Rowland, global diversity officer at ManpowerGroup. Their conversation touches on embedding D&I practices into business operations. They also discuss responses to those who argue companies should just hire the best person for a role without regard for diversity and inclusion efforts.

“It makes my skin crawl and I think we’ve all heard it from time to time,” Rowland said. “There’s a subtle tone, not even subtle, that the best person for the job is not someone who is diverse.”

Show Notes

In the third of four BizTimes MKE Podcast episodes with diversity leaders from the Milwaukee area, I talk with Chris Rowland, global diversity officer at ManpowerGroup. Their conversation touches on embedding D&I practices into business operations. They also discuss responses to those who argue companies should just hire the best person for a role without regard for diversity and inclusion efforts.

“It makes my skin crawl and I think we’ve all heard it from time to time,” Rowland said. “There’s a subtle tone, not even subtle, that the best person for the job is not someone who is diverse.”