07 Dec Alejandra Guzman in Forbes: Equity is a Growth Strategy

guzmanAlejandra Guzman, NOLABA Vice President of Program Development and Strategy, was recently appointed to The Forbes Nonprofit Council. The council is an invitation-only organization for senior-level executives in successful nonprofit organizations. Executives from the Forbes Nonprofit Council offer firsthand insights on nonprofit leadership and trends. 

In an article published Dec. 6, Guzman provided one of six small but impactful ways to support social justice within an organization:

Most modern businesses understand how important workplace diversity is. Not only do racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones, but bringing together a group of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences can start conversations about racial and social justice issues, and give organizations the opportunity to address those issues through their work.

It’s not enough to just talk about diversity, though. Being a true champion for diverse perspectives and rights means incorporating advocacy practices throughout your organization. Six members of Forbes Nonprofit Council offer their advice for simple but effective ways to support racial and social justice in your organization.

Alejandra Guzman, New Orleans Business Alliance: Create A Network Of Economic Opportunity

Equity is a growth strategy. In New Orleans, we have engaged leadership within anchor industries notably the local universities, hospitals and other large employers to localize their hiring and purchasing commitments. We aim to ensure that all New Orleanians have equitable access to sustainable wages and career pathways.