From climate change to changing corporate climates
Whether it was American civil rights, protesting the war in Vietnam, voting rights, the women’s movement, Black Lives Matter, or as recent as global climate change protests, social injustice everywhere has been met with passionate young people leading the way.
From climate change…
Consider Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old Swedish girl who is so outraged at the global inaction on climate change, she led a protest and stopped going to school saying what was the point in studying for a future that may not exist. She went a step further and urged world leaders at the World Economic
Forum to take immediate action and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her outspoken, powerfully courageous effort.¹ Her “school strike for the climate” has now grown into a global movement that has brought more than 10 million people onto streets worldwide to demand action on climate change.²
To changing corporate climates…
Inequality has also bubbled to the top of cultural awareness this past year and large numbers of young people are standing up, speaking out and demanding that corporate culture climates change as well. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion for all is long overdue. For younger job seekers, diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t a preference. They’re a requirement. Millennial and Gen Z professionals are avoiding companies without a diverse workforce, clear promotion traffic and a commitment to confronting systemic racism in their ranks.³ Companies need to take notice and according to Diversity Inc., many already have. You can read about the rankings here: 2021’s Top 50 US Companies excelling in Diversity & Inclusion - Fair Play Talks₄
The climate for good change - is changing for the good. It’s refreshing to see so many people come together to make the world a better place for everyone. What have you done lately to change your corner of the world? You are never too young or too old and it is never too late to start.