A New Lens on Covering: Millennials and the Business (and Social) Imperative


  • The world today is demanding a shift. Inclusion is no longer only the “right thing to do,” and it is no longer just a strategic business imperative. Inclusion is a social imperative – an issue of belonging and human rights.
  • Millennials are leading this shift, and millennials are redefining diversity and inclusion – focusing on participation, ideas, and perspectives.
  • Leaders must now foster sense of belonging in safe spaces for the workforce; reinvigorate a commitment to inclusion; and most importantly, take an open stance on social justice. Together, we must build a culture of courage that uncovers and unleashes our humanity.


Christie Smith

National Managing Principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte, LLP