How Corporate America is trying to foster more real talk about race
Nicole Sanchez, CEO of Vaya Consulting, said she has had more interest from clients about having frank dialogues about race -- rather than merely talking about diversity and inclusion -- "in the last six months than I probably did in the previous 25 years."
Some companies, she believes, "have tried everything else and have just said 'let's go for the big elephant in the room.' " She credits the Black Lives Matter movement for helping to force the issue, even in the workplace.
When done well, Sanchez said, a direct conversation about race can have outsize effects.