Following the brutal murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protests began on May 26 in Minneapolis and quickly spread across the country. To date, there have been more than 4,700 demonstrations, or an average of 140 each day. The New York Times has called it the largest movement in the history of the United States.
Companies quickly realized that they had to take a stand, publishing earnest letters from CEOs, running supportive advertising, and donating to affiliated causes. But the lack of equal opportunity in corporate America is not a problem that can be solved with a 30-second ad or a P.R. campaign. Like poverty and police violence, it goes back generations and it’s systemic. Executives who are committed to meaningful and lasting change need guidance and coaching.
And one of the people they can turn to is La’Wana Harris.
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