In a recent article, Alice Prince offered some advice on Diversity and Inclusion!
St. Louis, Missouri – September 2, 2020 – In a recent article for the publication Kivo Daily, Dr. Alice Prince shared some advice about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
Dr. Prince is currently the CEO and President of Pathways United, a full-service workforce and education consulting firm specializing in diversity and inclusion. She holds a B.S. from St. Louis University and a Master of Arts in Communication Management from Webster University.
In the recent article, Alice Prince offered essential information to companies wanting to grow or start diversity and inclusion efforts in their companies. She stressed the importance of having a holistic model.
First, Dr. Alice Prince suggested that a successful program will look different depending on the industry and its size. The first aspects to view are the demographics of the board and C-suite employees. The second aspect is to reflect on how impactful you want your program to be. Do you want real change, or will this be a position you eliminate a year from now? A good program has quantitative and qualitative data that depict the organization’s actual state, and the plan is multi-tiered. The multi-tiered plan must have an implementation plan from leadership to frontline employees.
Further, she is inspired by companies that she considers are doing diversity and inclusion right. DELL and the OWN Network inspire Dr. Alice Prince.
She explains how DELL’s inclusive discrimination policy encompasses the company’s values. Alice Prince says Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network has made November 3 as a company holiday. November 3 is now a company holiday at Pathways United, along with 17 other holidays to include, the first day of school and Juneteenth.
Finally, Dr. Alice Prince shared some essential strategies from Pathways United. “Pathways United does not have a stand-alone Diversity and Inclusion Program or just one effort. We are a new company, and from our inception, we viewed everything we did and continue to do through a diversity and inclusion lens,” said Dr. Alice Prince.
About Alice Prince
Born in St. Louis (MO), Dr. Alice Prince graduated with a Bachelor of Science from St. Louis University before achieving her Master of Arts in Communication Management at Webster University. With her passion for education and in her pursuit of academic excellence, Prince went on to receive a Doctorate in Educational leadership and completed a groundbreaking study and research on the effects of student success and teacher-bullying. After receiving her Doctorate, she continued her educational pursuit, engaging in a post-master’s certification program at Washington University to learn about program evaluations and scientific assessments. Following her studies, Prince pursued her passion for employment and empowerment by serving as the Executive Director at the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE). After working with SLATE for several years, Prince is currently acting as the CEO and president of Pathways United — a full-service workforce and education consulting firm specializing in diversity and inclusion.
Pathways United will host the First Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/economic-impact-and-diversity-entrepreneurship-program-registration-118523293361?ref=estw or our website www.pathwaysunited.org
About Pathways United:
Pathways United is a full-service program consultant agency. The team takes a human-centered approach to help organizations innovate and grow. Services include entrepreneurial training, business certification such as Veteran/DBE/Hub Zone/MBE/WBE, and diversity, inclusion, and equity training.