Report: Improvement needed in county DEI

A report from Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) about workplace diversity and inclusion shows Dane County employers still have work to do to increase workplace diversity in 2022, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The survey shows women held 40% of board seats and 42% of leadership positions in 2022 while making up 50% of the total workforce, and only 10% of employer board seats and 8% of leadership positions were held by people of color. Additionally, while making up 17% of the total workforce, people of color only hold 12% of supervisory roles. This is the seventh year for MadREP’s study of employers’ DEI practices. The study involved 2,118 randomly selected employers with 10 or more staff members in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk counties and was carried out with the help of the Survey Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.