If the early 21st century can claim a passionately debated, socially progressive movement of its own, the push for diversity and inclusion surely fits the bill. But as successors to civil-rights activists of an earlier time, today's protesters are as likely to work on the inside, fighting for inclusionary legislation and calling companies to task, as they are to take to the streets.
And changes will surely come, as the numbers underscore: The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2045, the white population in the U.S. will shrink to less than 50 percent, and what we consider today's racial minorities will be the primary engine of the country's future growth. How is the meetings industry responding? Read about some of the exemplary ways our organizations are embracing diversity and inclusion as core operating principles at the Northstar Meetings Group website.