No Time for Neutral: Why Diversity and Inclusion is Good for Business | American Bus Association

No Time for Neutral: Why Diversity and Inclusion is Good for Business

Webinar | May 8 | 2 p.m. ET

Track | Professional Development: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Systemic inequities are not just an artifact of history; they continue and their impact on minoritized communities is as pervasive as it is vast. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work has been around for decades. However, many businesses have used the “check the box” approach to DEI or have ignored it altogether. To prepare for a more diverse future, businesses would do well to foster inclusivity and diversity in their leadership and employees. Inclusivity requires us to identify unconscious bias and become more mindful of our systems to create true belongingness which is good for business.


Carolyn Ross MD

Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS, is an African American author, speaker, and expert on the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addictions. Dr. Ross is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is board-certified in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Ross has been an international speaker and consultant on issues of mental health, trauma, workplace productivity, and intergenerational trauma. Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020. She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity (, a consulting group that offers DEI training to organizations on diversity, antiracism, and equity in the workplace.


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