1st Edition

Diversity and Inclusion in Industry A Road to Prosperity

    143 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Today, more than ever, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) play a crucial role in organizational success, especially in industry, a sector that is sometimes overlooked. This book brings a new perspective on the implementation of diversity and inclusion in industry, including engineering, construction, manufacturing, etc. Data-driven longitudinal studies show the positive economic impact of diversity in these fields. A strong array of case studies is included, and the authors’ firsthand experiences provide information to industry professionals to help them understand the success and benefits that diversity can bring to these fields and how to embrace them outside of a corporate setting.


    • Discusses the DE&I role in the industry sector specifically
    • Includes numerous case studies from industry giants and small companies
    • Explains layers of diversity in line management
    • Shows the correlation of diversity to the prosperity of companies over time
    • Identifies diversity as an important tool for future growth

    This book is intended for professionals as well as students in upper-level undergraduate or graduate programs that are interested in or currently studying workplace diversity.

    1. Introduction

    2. Corporate Diversity Management

    3. Diversity Trends and Challenges

    4. Diversity Management and Implementation

    5. Importance of Diversity in the C-Suite

    6. Economic Benefits from Diversity

    7. Development of a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative: Strategy, Implementation and the Roles of Equal Employment Opportunity Law

    8. Case Studies

    9. Conclusions, Lessons Learned, and Moving Forward


    Rengasamy Kasinathan, PhD, MBA, is the founder and the president of Environmental Engineering Solutions, PC, a consulting engineering firm located in Westchester, New York. He earned a doctoral degree at SUNY Syracuse in ESF bio process engineering, focusing on conversion of paper mill fines to sugar and ultimately to bioplastics, earned an MBA at Fayetteville State University of the University of North Carolina, an MS in energy and atmospheric science at New York University, and a BS in chemical engineering at Annamalai University in India. He is a certified air quality modeler and has performed several air quality studies and secured many permits for hospitals, universities, and other industries throughout the United States.

    Munikiran Mallu, MBA, is a project manager at Volvo Group Truck Technologies. Volvo Group’s global truck technology and product development organization is responsible for technology research, engine development, product design, and all the technology and product development linked to truck operations, as well as supporting the products in the aftermarket.

    Madalyn Bozinski is a senior environmental engineer at Environmental and Energy Solutions, Inc., a consulting engineering firm in Westchester, New York. She earned a BS in chemical engineering at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and a BA in political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship in Civic Engagement, focused on environmental chemistry, public policy, and political organization and mobilization. She was also a member of the Renee Crown University Honors Program, in which she completed a thesis on mercury contamination in freshwater.