If you’re a lover of golf like myself, you want to see the sport introduced to any and everyone willing to give it a try. However, we’re in the midst of a time where women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and other marginalized groups are making headway on inclusion in just about every arena, golf sadly still struggles to create a landscape where members of these groups feel comfortable in this space.
Imagine if we could turn the tides and get it right in golf – a sport slow to cultural change and widely viewed as an “old boys club,” exclusionary to only the economically elite.
What would that look like? And what can you or I do to help inspire that change?
I got a closer look at what that change might look like thanks to the SOAR Diversity and Inclusion Summit hosted by Dow back in July.
I sat in a room filled with nearly 200 business leaders and listened to speakers who have been on the front lines of inspiring cultural change through politics, sports, and business.
Here were my biggest takeaways: