YNHHS commits to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Marna Borgstrom, YNHHS CEO, is one of more than 600 CEOs to join CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

By signing on to this commitment, YNHHS pledges to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. To date, the more than 600 signatories have shared more than 600 actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s electronic hub, CEOAction.com.

“Diversity and inclusion can be difficult issues to navigate, but if we avoid constructive conversation about our differences, communication deteriorates and productivity suffers,” said Lisette Martinez, YNHHS chief diversity officer. “I am proud that Yale New Haven Health is committing to promoting a work environment where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities and share perspectives.”

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is creating a new type of network centered on collaboration and sharing. The actions showcase real-life examples of open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Adding signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.