Summit panel: ‘Knock on those CEO doors’ to ensure workplace equity becomes policy

DEEP IN DISCUSSION: Lawrence E. Wilson, far right, managing director at The Wilson Organization LLC, speaks during a panel talk at Providence Business News’ 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Dec. 2. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriguez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Kevin Matta, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsh Engineering Inc.; and Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
DEEP IN DISCUSSION: Lawrence E. Wilson, far right, managing director at The Wilson Organization LLC, speaks during a panel talk at Providence Business News’ 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Dec. 2. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriguez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Kevin Matta, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsh Engineering Inc.; and Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
Everyone has a role to play in boosting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace – from rank-and-file employees to the top executives – and to ensure changes take root and are lasting, the people at the top in particular need to be vigilant about prioritizing these efforts. That’s what a panel of business and…

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