Austin Mosaic Awards Nominee: Sheri A. Marshall – Umoveit-Wecleanit Enterprises

The Austin Mosaic Awards will be held on July 19 to recognize the best of diversity and inclusion in Austin. Ahead of the awards, we asked Umoveit-Wecleanit Enterprises three questions about why her company embodies the best of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) space.

  • What are three words that describe you or your team?
  • What sets you apart from the rest of the pack?
  • What’s your advice to others looking for success in the diversity and inclusion?

What are three words that describe you or your team?
All Different Colors (ADC) (Diverse)

What sets you apart from the rest of the pack? 
Employee Reliability: Few things hurt a business more than high turnover rates. Employers who spend too much time with a focus on hiring employees who won’t leave shortly thereafter find themselves neglecting other areas of the business that require attention. Ex-felons have far fewer options than conventional employees. Due to the scarcity of opportunities for ex-felons, many employers that hire them to have lower turnover than with conventional hires. Economic Impact: Employers can make a considerable difference in transforming a criminal liability into a community asset. Unemployed ex-felons are at a greater risk of re-offending compared to employed ex-felons.

What’s your advice to others looking for success in the diversity and inclusion?
Seek out companies that are intentional about leveraging diversity to promote innovation. Many companies today are becoming more intentional about leveraging diversity to spur innovation.

 

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