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Mind Share Partners to Corporate America: Stay the Course on DEI

Updated: Jul 9


Photo by Christina Morillo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 11, 2023

Contact: Kevin Nix | (202) 431-5796

 

SAN FRANCISCO – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling ending affirmative action in college admissions, speculation is building that corporate diversity efforts are at risk. However, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made clear the Court’s ruling applies only to universities, not workplaces.


Kelly Greenwood, Founder & CEO of Mind Share Partners, issued this statement.


"If companies cave to political pressure to scale back their DEI efforts, this will send a message to Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and other historically marginalized employees –and customers– that says we actually don’t have your backs, after all.


That’s not good for corporate recruitment and retention. Nor for employees’ wellbeing.


Scaling back or muting DEI programs will likely exacerbate existing mental health challenges in the workplace. 75% of all workers, including at the C-level, report one mental health symptom yearly.


The workplace is just now beginning to see momentum around taking wellbeing and mental health into account as a business imperative.


Our message to companies is: Stay the course with DEI. Don’t undo progress that will harm your workforce on multiple fronts."




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ABOUT MIND SHARE PARTNERS


Mind Share Partners is a nonprofit that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive.

We help employers create mentally healthy workplaces through consulting and training and are building a national movement to change the landscape around work. Challenges like anxiety, burnout, and depression are not just an individual employee’s responsibility. They’re a collective responsibility. That’s why our time-tested approach hinges on changing company culture—and using an equity lens to do so.

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