Diversity is a hot topic for employers today.
Not only are businesses trying to diversify their employee population, they’re trying to develop services and products for specific demographics of their consumer population, as well.
Our guest today insists that a diverse employee population will help a business serve a diverse consumer population.
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In 2020, Dion was announced to be the Chief Diversity Officer at Elevate Credit, headquartered in west Fort Worth. As the CDO, Dion has lead the expansion of the Elevate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program. The first stage of the expansion was building out the Elevate employee resource groups which now include Women in Technology, LGBTQ, Military and the Mosaic Multicultural networks. The vision for these networks is to leverage diverse experiences and backgrounds Elevate’s employees to create a high-performing organization — prioritizing respect and equality within the company. Additionally, Dion has led an effort to expand Elevates impact to those communities that are represented by the employee resource groups – particularly around efforts that promote financial empowerment through education, family wellness, charitable donations and mentorship for career development. At Elevate, Dion also holds the role of Senior Director of Bank Products, specifically building the company’s national credit card business. Finally, Dion is a member of the FW Chamber of Commerce West Area Advisory Board where he is an active advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives to help local Fort Worth business leaders.
Dion is an enthusiastic alumni from the HBCU – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He also has a deep passion for charity work the the Metro DFW area, especially Junior Achievement and Tango Charities.