Dr. Artika Tyner

In the News: Dr. Artika Tyner on Her New Book and Inclusive Leadership

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Dr. Artika Tyner, law professor and director of the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice at St. Thomas, was interviewed by the Star Tribune about her book The Inclusive Leader: Taking Intentional Action for Justice and Equity.

From the article:
Q: What connects your many roles, from academic to attorney, to advocate, to author?

A: To be able to tell those underrepresented stories: The stories of folks who are living at the margins of society, but whose stories should be at the forefront of agenda setting.

Q: In your new book, you share what you've learned working as a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) professional for nearly 20 years. What most needs to change?

A: Instead of looking at DEI as just a moral imperative, as something that feels or potentially looks good, it's reframing it as a business imperative. How do we ensure that we're cultivating the type of talent that we need for innovation and sustainability within a global economy?