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For years, carriers and brokerages have touted the importance of increasing diversity, yet our industry still has an incredibly high inequality rate. We asked our readers what kind of conversations they are having with other brokers, with clients and within your businesses to address this problem, and how can benefits companies and the industry as a whole make true progress? Here's what you said:

Wanted: actual action

The conversation around diversity, or the lack thereof, is a common theme throughout many industries. As a Black professional within the benefits community, I feel the start of any progressive conversation entails acknowledgment of the specific lack of diversity. Open conversation is the foundation of change. I encourage that open dialogue with clients and within my organization. Many firms do a fantastic job of acknowledging the diversity challenge.

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