~ March 11, 2021 ~
The devastating effects of the past year have been challenging for everyone, particularly women and people of color. This edition of Ideas Worth Teaching focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across gender and racial lines. It was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program
Closing racial economic gaps has become a high-priority topic for companies around the world. Where should organizations start as they look to drive positive change? (also see part 2 of this series)

Join the conversation with leading changemakers in our upcoming webinar
March 18th, 2021 12:00 PM ET:

Elizabeth Morrison
Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

Steven Mizell
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Merck

Lata Reddy
SVP, Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial & Chair, The Prudential Foundation

Marla Blow
SVP of Social Impact at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

How does under-representation undermine value, for shareholders and stakeholders alike?
Will last year’s “racial reckoning” lead to greater corporate and shareholder support for concrete change? (also see Equal Opportunity: How Diverse Are America’s Biggest Corporations)
TIME: Eliana Dockterman
"A mass exodus of women from the workforce isn’t just a women’s problem”: How do gaps in childcare and employment law lead to an economic landscape that hurts workers, families, and businesses?
What steps can companies take to support diverse talent year round?
Poets&Quants: Catalina Vlad
What do these leading deans have to say about success, in business, leadership, and life?
The Ideas Worth Teaching Awards recognize faculty providing the skills and
mindsets needed to navigate and thrive even in difficult times.
Nominations are open now through May 7th!
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