Historically, culture prompted exclusionary behaviors in the workplace requiring “the others” in business environments to work harder to prove themselves. Now, with increased awareness of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) society has new demands for “the others” or those of non-white ethnicity to be visible contributors to work and leadership. The position of a group of women in a peer-to-peer mastermind group is that a diversity of life experiences is more beneficial in today’s DEI business environments, than non-diversity of life experiences. They postulate the “Intersectional Leader” as a leader identity that is beneficial in the workplace.
This article is responsive to the call for participation to address research/scholarship opportunities: Covid-19 Focused. Specifically, I provide input regarding how organizational cultures and structures have changed during times of crisis.