The nations Queen B, Beyoncé Knowles walked out of a partnership meeting with Reebok because no one in the room was from the same background or skin colour as her - talk about standing up (and walking out) to represent something you stand for!
Why is this significant for CEO's? I'll tell you why...
More recently than ever, companies have been told to be transparent about gender pay gaps and how diverse their board members are, raising the awareness that hiring from different backgrounds and ethnicity's is simply put, fair.
However, it isn't just your employees that benefit from this. It also affects your customers and clients.
If you're customers or clients can't see themselves or others like them using or standing in for your product/service - why should they?
Every firm has a purpose to serve the customer making diversity more important than ever when you're hiring.
"Nobody in this room reflects my background, my skin color, and where I'm from and what I want to do."