2023 Top 50: Using Data to Be Proactive About Your Company’s Skills Development Strategy

According to Tellis Bethel, Group Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Toyota North America (No. 4 on the DiversityInc 2023 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list), “What gets measured gets done.” 

“There are so many things that come across, whether it’s social innovation or partners in human resources, in which we have to decide which direction to go,” he said. “Having data to inform your strategy allows us to do things in a more systematic fashion. Otherwise, we won’t know where to spend all of our energy.” 

This message fit perfectly with the theme of Fair360’s (formerly DiversityInc) 2023 Top 50 event, “The Link Between Leadership Accountability and Data Standardization,” which took place on May 2 in New York City. Bethel spoke to the importance of data and how it informs company strategy decisions during a panel with Senior Business Writer Linda Bell titled “Using Data to Be Proactive About Your Company’s Skills Development Strategy.” 

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