A roundtable conversation held during the YLAI Closing Forum on overcoming barriers, inclusive business strategies, and confronting inequality as a leader.
“Everyone deserves to have equal opportunities, rights, and benefits,” says María Suriano, 2018 YLAI Fellow, and founder of Masshii.
The YLAI Network consulted with a YLAI Fellowship alumni to illustrate their best practices for building an inclusive business, with insight from Betty Álvarez, René Espinoza, and Bibi la Luz González.
Understanding the difference between equality and equity is a great way to start thinking about treatment of others in your community and in your business.
Comprender la diferencia entre igualdad y equidad es una forma maravillosa de empezar a pensar sobre el trato que reciben otras personas en tu comunidad y en tu negocio.
The best way you can help end exclusion and isolation for marginalized groups is to work on being a strong ally. Here’s where to start.
La mejor manera de ayudar a acabar con la exclusión y el aislamiento es trabajar para ser un fuerte aliado.
“Anyone can get lost,” says entrepreneur René Espinoza. “We all could use a guide sometimes.” René isn’t just talking about his app, Lazarillo, which helps make the world more accessible to people with low vision, but his own personal journey as well.
“Cualquiera se puede perder,” dice el emprendedor René Espinoza. “A veces a todos nos vendría bien tener una guía.”
Businesses have a healthier workforce, higher productivity and greater profitability when focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion. Factors such as unconscious bias can be a prominent barrier to this growth.