‘They’re Doing the Work’: Despite DEI Backlash, Companies Forge On

NLI's Global Head of DEI, Janet M. Stovall, comments on the backlash against corporate DEI initiatives that are continuing to arise, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to halt affirmative action in higher education.

“After we saw the U.S. Supreme Court block affirmative action in higher education in June of 2023, there’s been more DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) backlash in the corporate world.

It’s all over the headlines. Companies are facing lawsuits alleging discrimination because of DEI initiatives, business leaders are criticizing these policies, and some reports claim companies are swapping out the DEI term for words like ‘wellbeing.'”

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