26 minutes | Jun 18th 2020

Embedding D&I into Business Operations with Chris Rowland

In the third of four BizTimes MKE Podcast episodes with diversity leaders from the Milwaukee area, I talk with Chris Rowland, global diversity officer at ManpowerGroup. Their conversation touches on embedding D&I practices into business operations. They also discuss responses to those who argue companies should just hire the best person for a role without regard for diversity and inclusion efforts.

“It makes my skin crawl and I think we’ve all heard it from time to time,” Rowland said. “There’s a subtle tone, not even subtle, that the best person for the job is not someone who is diverse.”