Randy Irving on how his DEI Board membership helped make a quick decision during a crisis

July 08, 2022

Nutrien Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Randy Irving shares how benchmarking with the community helped him craft a response in real time after Roe v Wade was overturned.

Video Transcript

Speakers: Randy Irving, Nutrien

Could you describe a time when the community helped you?

Randy Irving: There's a very recent time when the Board as a community has really been able to help me as an ED&I professional with the Dobbs decision overturning Roe versus Wade a few weeks ago. In real time, they held the emergency session at two o'clock. I believe it was on that Friday evening, and I was able to take the information that we talked through and share with my Chief HR Officer around what some other organizations were doing. And from that, I was able to pull together our crisis communications team, and be able to lead and give some insight into what other organizations are doing, and help us be able to craft our internal direction very quickly. And to be able to do so confidently after hearing what other organizations were doing. So that's a real live, real-time opportunity or a situation where this community was invaluable in being able to pull us together so quickly, and for everybody to share what they were doing, what they weren't doing, and why, was just very helpful and really instrumental in me being able to move quickly and lead our organization in that effort.

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