For the past 88 years, The Academy Awards has been the shining badge of honor that has solidified excellence in motion picture. While the nomination ceremonies are traditionally a moment filled with life-changing excitement for industry professionals, this years nominee picks were met with intense backlash over the lack of minority actors nominated in the major acting categories. In fact, this is the second year in a row that there were no actors of color in the nominee list, prompting the Twitter hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, to trendworldwide.
Regardless of the performances nominated, this backlash taught business leaders an important message: diversity is important.
A recent study from McKinsey & Company revealed that “the most gender-diverse companies were 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above the industry medians, while the most ethnically diverse companies were 35 percent more likely to have the better financial returns.” Diversity brings together many different perspectives, cultures and ideas, giving us a well-rounded outlook on life and our decision making skills. Not to mention, diversity of opinions have the ability to attract new markets as many business are struggling to compete in this new global economy.
Fortunately for many organizations, Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau hosts a large range of keynote speakers on the topic of cultural diversity. Speakers such as multi-cultural marketplace expert Carlos Conejo knows all about the importance of diversity in the workplace. In his career, Conejo has achieved immense success as a consultant working with many Fortune 500 companies, specializing in developing major multicultural workforces, helping them meet objectives and providing support for companies marketing to overseas markets.
As a keynote speaker, Conejo provides effective strategies and solutions for organizations to take in as they pursue growth and expansive initiatives. Furthermore, Conejo presents his message in a clear concise manner, making it easy for companies to gain fresh perspective on revolutionizing their workplace.
For more information on booking Carlos Conejo for one of your events, check out his page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.