This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Brenda Reuter, Sr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Ally Bank.

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

Most organizations are in one of two places — creating a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) framework or recalibrating their current framework. The landscape has changed significantly over the last year and organizations are…


Despite the enormous challenges businesses faced in 2020, talented candidates continued to graduate from universities, complete certification programs, and leave their employers for new opportunities. Now that more companies have begun to reopen their hiring processes, virtual job fairs and digital recruiting events have replaced traditional meet-and-greets as the top spot for companies to connect with top talent.

Virtual job fairs provide a host of advantages. Many businesses could not have continued to source talent effectively without the virtual environments that made socially distant conversations possible. Top virtual event platforms connect job seekers and recruiters using chat tools and videoconferences…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Cordero Davis, Chief Equity Officer at Diversity Studios, Board Member & International Speaker, Former Airbnb, Facebook, Indeed.com, & Visa.

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

As a DEI leader that’s been in this space for most of my life, I would have to describe the current state of D&I…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with John Crossman, CCIM, CRX CEO, Crossman Career Builders

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

Certainly, things are much better than in the past and are headed (for the most part) in the right direction. We still need more intentional effort. It makes me crazy when I hear people say…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Cornell Verdeja-Woodson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Headspace.

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

Most organizations are still trying to find their way in the D&I space. For those of us who have been doing this work for some time, this can be hard to understand how…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Sarathi Sakthivel, Diversity Speaker, Innovation Enterprise and Founder of Nirvana Works

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

It’s just beginning. I think we’re still at a point where most organizations are trying to figure out what it means to be DEI conscious and what it means for them specifically…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Brandi Hoyos, Director of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Marietta City Schools

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

I think the current state of D&I is consistent in most organizations with common trends, obstacles, and experiences. What most organizations have to reconcile with is why, collectively, haven’t prioritized these initiatives…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Javona Braxton, Lead Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Consultant at Citrix.

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

Diversity and Inclusion in most organizations has advanced in priorities and the leveraging of D&I as business priority. The nucleus of many D&I priorities is around racial and gender equity. The impact and…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Caroline Wanga, CEO of Essence.

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

I would describe the current state of diversity and inclusion as in a state of reckoning. Those that have had a sincere systemic commitment have found themselves able to better assess and pivot to where the work is…


This article is part of Hallo’s new State of Diversity and Inclusion Series which will feature interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the state of D&I, the progress made in 2020, and predictions on the trends that will shape 2021.

The following is an interview we recently had with Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, M.A. (she/her/hers), Head of Diversity and Inclusion, On Inc

How would you describe the current state of diversity and inclusion in most organizations today?

We are moving past Diversity and Inclusion as a volunteer project that is siloed in the Talent team. The most progressive and innovative companies are beginning to dedicate resources, people, and teams…

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