24 June, 2020
Gabrielle Sulzberger, General Partner at Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners L.P., discusses the current social climate in the United States and the critical need for more diversity in the private sector.
In an interview with Steve Odland, President of The Conference Board, Sulzberger brings a personal perspective to the dialogue, and highlights what it’s like to be a woman of color in corporate America. She encourages executives to lean into the conversation on race and to engage people of color for their insights and perspectives on programming and trainings that focus on diversity and equality in the workplace.
“All the facts and data around diversity is that it generates the best business outcomes,” says Sulzberger. “If you are a CEO or board member, that needs to be a common understanding - that we are doing this because it’s the right thing to do but also, fundamentally, it’s the right thing to do for the business.”
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Mr. Odland is the President & CEO of The Conference Board, Inc., the most widely cited private source of business intelligence. He brings to The Conference Board an extensive corporate background. He formerly served as Chairman & CEO of Office Depot, Inc. from 2005-2010; Chairman, Pr...Full Bio
Gabrielle Sulzberger co-founded Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, L.P. (RC/Fontis) in 2005 and serves as its general partner. She is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in consumer products, retail, financial service...Full Bio