By Jim Morris, WMFDP Chief Consulting Officer

Our statement following the claim that our client partner Novant fired an executive because he is a white male:

Practicing inclusive leadership is hard work. We stand with and by our client partner Novant for doing the complicated work of creating opportunities for equity.

This is hard work. We admire Novant’s courage of standing in the fire and in the uncertainty of creating inclusion. What isn’t highlighted in this story are the strides Novant has taken in reaching underserved communities and having those communities represented in Novant’s staffing.

We stand by our client.

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WMFDP | FDP Global empowers leaders to be curious, be brave and be inclusive. We know that business is personal, so we take a personal approach, helping leaders build diverse and inclusive companies from the inside out. We are committed to your company’s success, because inclusive skills make inclusive and diverse workplaces, which make a more inclusive world for us all to thrive.