Here is a proposal for the formation of a National Diversity Database Initiative. It is a simple concept but a complex project with potential to make a difference affecting diversity hiring practices nationally.
There has been industry-wide support for the Black Lives Matter movement. There is also a sense that it is time to do more than talk about the need for change. Professional associations representing the communications industry have made efforts to continue conversations, encourage and award efforts to hire and retain employees from diverse backgrounds. This is all good news but, in my opinion, there needs to be a major initiative to make a significant and lasting change in the recruitment process. Here is a proposal about forming a new organization enabling candidates from diverse backgrounds to be identified and evaluated for opportunities throughout the United States.