The Importance of DEI in Emergency Management
Creating a strong emergency management program starts with people, not planning.
Vincent B. Davis, Founder and President of Preparedness Matters, is committed to helping organizations improve their emergency preparedness and response programs by encouraging them to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the process.
After all, diversity is not just about racial disparities, it’s about bringing a group of diverse individuals to the table to offer different perspectives on preparedness and how to respond to disasters.
In this episode, Vincent discusses:
- How past roles at Walgreens, Amazon, and FEMA inspired him to help other organizations diversify
- Intentionally recruiting, hiring, and mentoring people of diverse backgrounds
- Steps for eradicating racism in emergency management
- Why organizations should strive to build a sense of community around emergency preparedness