Zahra Hamdani works at a mental health nonprofit in Sacramento and earned her MBA from California Southern University. She enjoys reading news stories and mystery novels and is also a freelance writer.
Across the Capital Region, companies and nonprofits are investing in diversity, equity and inclusion and seeing returns. Comstock’s spoke to DEI leaders at some of these organizations to learn about their methods and future initiatives.
DEI generally has three components that work jointly. “Diversity is looking at the makeup of the organization. Equity is giving people what they need to be successful. Inclusion comes after getting diversity and equity, and that ensures people are contributing to that environment,” says Dr. Colette Harris-Mathews, principal consultant at Harris Mathews Consulting in Sacramento.
May is National Foster Care Month, and the Capital Region has several nonprofits and businesses that work to improve the lives of foster youth.
The combined region of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties lost 800 professional and business services jobs between February and March. Those job losses have affected local staffing agencies.