Q&A: Employee engagement is key to progress on diversity and inclusion

Albert E. Smith Junior, Chemonics’ new corporate chief of diversity and inclusion. Photo by: Chemonics

BARCELONA — Two months into his new role, Devex speaks with Albert E. Smith Junior, Chemonics’ new corporate chief of diversity and inclusion, to find out how global development stacks up against other sectors when it comes to D&I, and what development employers can do to ensure progress on these issues.

Smith discusses the importance of self-reflection, employee engagement, and a holistic approach to diversity and inclusion.

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    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.