Battalia Winston Partners Susan Medina and Peter Gomez recently contributed to an article in the Chicago Tribune entitled “Some financial firms tackle diversity gap head-on, say they can’t afford not to.”
The article explores how the financial services companies in Chicago are working to attract and retain more diverse talent:
Susan Medina and Peter Gomez, Chicago headhunters who specialize in recruiting minority candidates for executive roles, said attention to diversity transparency in Silicon Valley and other industries has helped move the conversation in the right direction. But many efforts continue to be just lip service.
And there are more insidious challenges.
“When people think diversity, they think minority, and when they think minority, they think lowering the bar, and that’s a mindset that has to change,” Medina said.