Diversity – Andrea Hoffman 005

By Steve Berg

Andrea Hoffman (@andreadiversity) is an advisor, dealmaker, strategist, speaker, author and the founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs – a management-consulting firm that advises companies, cities and philanthropists on growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. Andrea consults with C-suite executives across a wide range of industries on finding new growth opportunities. By helping clients see past long-held perceptions regarding the intersection of innovation, inclusion and diversity, she guides them to insights that unlock new business opportunities. CSL has offices in New York and Silicon Valley. Andrea and I talk about what diversity really means (specifically, listening, valuing and respecting), as well as the economic and cultural value of engaging in this behavior. We when specific companies and specific people who have been helpful in making diversity and inclusion a common practice. This is a timely discussion in the current geopolitical environment.