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Ep 24: Leadership and Diversity – With Shundrawn Thomas



There are specific actions that leaders must take if they’re serious about driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organization.

Shundrawn Thomas, President of Northern Trust Asset Management recently spoke with Laura Gregg and David Partain about the role of leaders in DE&I. He also talked about his recent open letter – Breaking the Silence – in which he shares some of the experiences he has encountered as an African-American man in the hopes of giving a voice to the silent pain that many of our collective colleagues, friends and neighbors are currently experiencing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of leading with compassion and authentic words
  • Ideas for finding diverse talent for your advisory firm
  • The significance of understanding unconscious bias
  • How equity is often far different than equality
  • And more!

Tune in now for actionable ways to support diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization.

Resources: 

FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds | Advisor Teams and Diversity Research | Contact Laura Gregg | Contact David Partain | Shundrawn Thomas on LinkedIn | Northern Trust Asset Management