Steps Leaders Can Take to Increase Diversity, Enhance Inclusion, and Achieve Equity
Lim HW. Steps Leaders Can Take to Increase Diversity, Enhance Inclusion, and Achieve Equity. Dermatol Clin 2023; 41(2):371-375.
The importance of skin of color and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) started to be recognized in the late 1990s. Since then, because of the advocacy and effort of several highly visible leaders in dermatology, noticeable progress has been achieved. Leadership lessons learned for successful implementation of DEI include the following: (1) commitment by and continued engagement of highly visible leaders; (2) engagement of other societies in dermatology; (3) engagement of dermatology department leaders and educators; (4) education of the next generation of dermatologists; (5) inclusivity in DEI to include gender and sexual orientation; and (6) cultivation of allies and allyship.
Medical Subject Headings
Humans; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion; Dermatology; Leadership