Talking candidly about race and culture has been a taboo topic across many sectors, but none more than the business world. And yet, by not speaking about it, we are doing our organizations, our employees, and ourselves a great disservice.
Melvin Gravely, the majority owner and CEO of a Cincinnati-based commercial construction company, wants to help corporate leaders understand some of the challenges and hard truths facing minorities in a business world. As he explains in his new book, Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity, there are three questions we need to address to really tackle this issue: What is really going on with race in our country? Why must we care? And what can we do about it together?
Without judgment or criticism, Gravely wants us to each ask ourselves, “What is my role in all of this?” In this open and thought-provoking session, Gravely will challenge us to radically rethink how we understand and approach the subject of race in our lives and our companies.