Panel Discussion Resources

During the virtual panel discussion, "Navigating the Future of DEI in Healthcare," we explored innovative strategies to continue advancing crucial diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and create sustainable forward momentum. Panelists have compiled articles, books, videos, and other resources to support you in your efforts.


National Associations

National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE)


Panel Discussion Resources


Leading While Black: Addressing Social Justice and Health Disparities. This report aims to answer critical DEI questions by integrating the perspectives of 11 Black healthcare leaders with the findings from published reports and original research. 


Explores diverse representation on healthcare governing boards


Racial Justice Reframing: A Shift in Perspective


Change Makers: Dr Valerie Montgomery Rice on Healthcare Disparities and Moving from Talk to Action.


DEI Data Insights: Leadership and Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems

Lean In's Women in the Workplace study explores the state of women in corporate America. The report includes this graphic representing the corporate pipeline by gender and race. 

Results of a survey exploring nurses’ experiences
with racism in the workplace.


A Seat at the Table: An Examination of Hospital Governing Board Diversity, 2011–2021



Getting to Diversity

Drawing on extensive research, including thirty years of data from eight hundred companies, authors Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev show that standard diversity training and hiring practices often fail to produce meaningful change. Instead, they highlight innovative strategies like new recruitment methods, mentoring programs, and work–life initiatives that have proven successful in increasing diversity. The book argues that making these systems accessible to all employees is key to fostering a more inclusive workplace.

Data-Driven DEI

Dr. Randal Pinkett offers a practical guide for assessing, analyzing, and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The book provides tools to assess personal and organizational DEI, strategies to mitigate bias and improve decision-making, and a library of metrics to gauge progress. It's a must-read for professionals looking to make a real impact in their organizations.


Businesses are increasingly recognizing the need for meaningful and impactful DEI work, which has a profoundly positive impact on business results, innovation, and performance. This book offers a clear and detailed process for internal DEI leaders, emphasizing the pivotal role of data in guiding successful DEI efforts, and serves as a comprehensive guide tailored for leaders spearheading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives within organizations, advocating for a data-driven approach to transformative change.

Ally Up: The Definitive Guide to Building More Inclusive, Innovative, and Productive Teams 

The book highlights the pressing need for genuine diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in the context of corporate leadership, where a substantial majority comprises white men. Ciruolo argues that relying solely on new corporate policies is insufficient. Instead, the crucial missing element is allyship—the capacity for leaders to comprehend workplace inequalities and actively promote inclusivity, ultimately leading to the formation of more high-performing teams. “Ally Up” serves as a guide for individuals seeking to navigate and implement allyship principles, emphasizing its pivotal role in driving meaningful organizational change.

The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Organizations: How Diverse and Equitable Enterprises Will Transform the World

This book underscores that organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only valuable goals in themselves but also essential means for achieving comprehensive sustainability. The authors introduce the concept of an inclusive organization—a transformative model that goes beyond profit-driven motives. In this new organizational paradigm, companies recognize their employees as valuable assets, embracing a broader responsibility for their actions. The authors emphasize the importance of diversity in contributing to the richness of organizational culture, innovation, and business outcomes.




Increase Inclusivity in Recruitment through Practicing Conscious Inclusion

Encourage your team to utilize the strategies presented in Furst Group's Conscious Inclusion video to reduce bias and ensure an equitable talent recruitment process.


What is Your Why?

This video exemplifies the idea of doing good when no one is watching and inspires us to wonder what drives us to take action or make various decisions throughout the day.


Be the Change You Wish to See

An inspiring speech titled “Be the Change You Want To See” by Fearless Soul explores your impact on sustainable change and the need for active listening and participation.


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Diversity Resource Library

Furst Group's Diversity Resource Library contains articles, eBooks, videos, and other resources on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 



Virtual Panel Discussion:

An insightful panel discussion with Diversity Leaders in Healthcare honorees addressing meaningful ways to continue progress as diversity becomes more polarized post the Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action.