A few years at our annual CEO summit, Scott Heiferman, founder and CEO of Meetup, told a room full of startup CEOs that you have to build diversity into your company from day one because if you don’t, it becomes so much harder later on. He explained that nobody wants to join a company where nobody looks like them. That really hit home and woke quite a few people up.
All companies and people suffer from back burnering things. You focus on what you must get done and everything else takes a back seat.
That doesn’t work when it comes to hiring and diversity. You have to prioritize it and make it intentional.