Having tough conversations and tracking D&I progress in metro Milwaukee│Ep. 78

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Beth Ridley and Lauren Anderson join Arthur Thomas to talk about diversity and inclusion coverage from the July 19 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee. Beth works as a consultant helping companies with D&I issues. For the issue, she wrote a column highlighting how she is focusing on having tough conversations when the opportunity arises. She also discussed how these conversations can help companies foster a more inclusive culture. Lauren, an associate editor at BizTimes, discussed some of her coverage from the issue, including a story that takes stock of how well companies are doing on their D&I commitments made in the summer of 2020.

The D&I coverage in the July 19 issue is part of BizTimes’ Business Cares series and was supported by the 45 companies represented on the cover of the print edition. More information about the Business Cares series, including additional coverage, is available here.

Coverage mentioned in this episode:

Beth Ridley: Fostering a culture of inclusion

So your company denounced racism. Now what?

BizCompass: What does Milwaukee need to do to attract and retain diverse talent?

Previous D&I focused podcasts:

Beth Ridley on lessons learned from diversity series podcasts

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.