Diversity and inclusion are core values that provide the springboard for global inclusiveness. It takes a comprehensive approach that includes developing allies, ERGs, culturally intelligent leaders, and safe communication and learning opportunities.
— By Joseph Warren

In the United States, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a familiar core value. The challenge is bringing the core value to life throughout an organization when it goes global, crossing borders and cultures that are very different. One of the key tenets is keeping D&I as a non-negotiable core value no matter where the business operates.

However, developing and implementing a strategy that embraces D&I without offending a culture can be a balancing act. People in other countries have myriad perspectives on what defines diversity, the appropriate language to use, employee-employer relationships, and leadership roles.

One approach is to develop allies who communicate the...

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