Change Starts with Self-Reflection
In this episode, Dawnita Wilson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, at JBG Smith Properties, discusses the evolution of her DEI career and more significantly, why her role is vital to business success. Dawnita asks a difficult question: How intentional are companies being with diversity implementation? As listeners, we too are invited to evaluate ourselves and our contributions to the inclusive initiative. Dawnita highlights that DEI should not merely be seen as an obligation nor approached haphazardly. She presents the perspective that instead, DEI application should be viewed as a necessary strategy - a strategy built on involvement, motivation, engagement, support, and culture-evaluation. Dawnita shares what success looks like from her point of view, as a DEI officer, while emphasizing that the road to equity is a never-ending journey. The main objective is to strive for progress. Join Dawnita as she creates a transformative space, speaks on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to DEI, and proposes sustainable solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing business leaders today.
Tune in for perspectives on:
• Engagement across company structure
• Creating an inclusive culture
• Being intentional and committed to DEI
• Holding our leaders accountable