Black Lives Matter and Beyond

Corporate Leaders Respond

Racial tension is at a high unseen in decades in America. At the same time, the call for equality comes from the highest ranks and spans economic class, race, gender and sexual orientation. We’re in the middle of a social and political revolution. There is no doubt that it’s on the minds of most employees when they come to the office. In this series underwritten by Symantec, we’ll examine how companies should respond to national controversy like police violence and the BLM movement to best support employees and how can companies work to improve equality by increasing diversity in their ranks directly.

TriplePundit has teamed up with Symantec to offer this series as a learning opportunity for all members of the TriplePundit community, including ourselves! We welcome your ideas and feedback in article comments, on Twitter @triplepundit or via email to 3p Editor in Chief Jen Boynton jen@triplepundit.com.

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