A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table is a monthly column is designed to help businesses make inclusion and diversity a competitive advantage, and meet the challenges of a workplace that grows more diverse by the day.

Loretta L.C. Brady, an associate professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College, is principal of BDS Insight, an executive coaching and organizational development firm. She can be reached at loretta@bdsinsight.com. Eric Ratinoff is principal of The Mouse and the Elephant, a diversity and inclusion training and development company. He can be reached at eric@mouseandelephant.com.

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