The INCLUSIVE ENTERPRISE Podcast

Episode 19 - Diversity Isn't Enough: Why DEI Programs are Failing Black Employees - Keith Wyche - Corporate Executive, Author and DEI Thought Leader

May 24, 2022 Brian & Charlotte Hughes
The INCLUSIVE ENTERPRISE Podcast
Episode 19 - Diversity Isn't Enough: Why DEI Programs are Failing Black Employees - Keith Wyche - Corporate Executive, Author and DEI Thought Leader
Show Notes

Keith Wyche is a Seasoned Executive, Board Director, Best Selling Author & Speaker, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Thought Leader, and Change Accelerator. He has risen through the ranks. With more than 30 years of experience, earning significant results for some of America’s best-known corporations including Walmart, Ameritech, Convergys, AT&T, IBM, Pitney Bowes, and SuperValu, Keith has become a successful corporate president and one of the highest-ranking African-American executives in the U.S.

Keith understands the rules for success, and shares his insights as an author of the recent book Diversity is not Enough A Roadmap to Recruit Develop and promote Black Leaders in America.  He has appeared on the Today Show, Fox Business News, and media outlets such as TIME, USA Today and Black Enterprise. He has received several awards including The MLK Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders by Morehouse College for his dedication to developing young talent.

In this episode, Keith shares his perspective on why Black Professionals have lost faith in DE&I programs, what is contributing to the situation, and how to correct it.  A strong inclusive leadership culture and commitment with accountability are key elements of success.

 For more information see our blog Why Workplace DEI Programs are Failing Black Employees and other thought leadership resources