Profitable Diversity

How Economic Inclusion Can Lead to Success
By Anise D. Wiley-Little
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-938690-55-6
LCCN: 2012921531
Price: $21.95
Trim: 6x9
Format (pb/hc): HardCover
Pages: 132
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In Profitable Diversity, executive and former chief diversity officer Anise Wiley-Little examines the intersection of diversity and business, sharing her perspective on a business practice that is often ignored despite the tremendous impact it has. Wiley-Little provides an insightful look into diversity and inclusion from a personal, yet provocative, point of view—prompting us to give careful thought to how this often-missed opportunity drives results. She also offers detailed strategies to learn more about the complexities of our similarities and differences, and discusses why they should matter to our corporations and communities. 

Drawing on her many years of corporate interactions with senior executives, Wiley-Little has dissected the fundamentals of understanding how diversity works through observation and analysis of issues such as race, gender, corporate social responsibility, career planning, and work life. Some of the topics covered extensively include:

  • The Four Quadrants of Work and Life Integration
  • An Integrated Approach to Profitability
  • A Spectrum of Sample Goals and Measurements
  • The Eight Steps to Profitable Diversity
  • The Eleven-Phase Methodology for Identifying Business Needs and Determining Solutions to Business Problems through the lens of diversity

Profitable Diversity is a remarkable look at diversity today as an essential component for understanding and securing the future of our rapidly-changing and evolving global society.



Anise D. Wiley-Little is a human resource, diversity and inclusion, work-life strategist, sought-after speaker and former chief diversity officer. She has spent more than 25 years in a Fortune 100 organization and serving the community. She has been quoted or profiled in many publications including the Chicago Tribune, Workforce Management, Investor's Business Daily, PR Week and HR Magazine. She lives in north suburban Chicago with her husband and two children.