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Framing a Sustainable Inclusion Initiative

We interviewed a dozen chief diversity officers, asking them the same question, and received a very common response across industries, backgrounds, and experiences. The question went something like this: “It is often said that the role of the CDO is to work him/herself out of a job. Have you heard this statement before and what is your response?” The first response from the CDO is typically a chuckle. Every one of them has heard this statement and some have, at one point in their careers, said it themselves. They then speak in metaphors about other chief officer positions: Once the books are set, does the chief financial officer no longer have a job? When an IT project is complete, is there no reason ...

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