Diane Swonk: Diversity and Economics

Diane Swonk: Diversity and Economics


Diane Swonk, Chief Economist of Grant Thornton and Founder and CEO of DS Economics, talks about the impacts of a diverse workforce—including higher productivity and lower turnover.

In this video interview, Diane discusses the growth of a new type of workforce and the importance of embracing all types of diversity, including neurological and demographic diversity. She shares economic evidence and real-life examples to support this idea, advising leaders to adapt diverse thinking across their organizations.

As one of the most-respected economists in the world Diane Swonk is called upon by policymakers and business leaders from Washington, DC to Tokyo. She is one of the most sought-after and frequently quoted economists in the financial press. Chicago magazine once said, “Her name seems the very heartbeat of the business pages.” Listed as one of the “Top Forecasters in the Country” by the Wall Street Journal and rated as one of the most accurate economic forecasters by MSNBC, she has a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of all things economics.

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Grant Thornton, Chief Economist and Managing Director

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As one of the most sought-after and most-quoted economists in the world, Diane Swonk has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. She is the Founder and CEO of DS Economics and, for 11 years, the senior managing director and chief economist for Mesirow Financial. She has sat on advisory committees to high-level governmental banking authorities, and has also earned many awards over her career, including being listed as one of the “Top Forecasters in the Country” by The Wall Street Journal. She addresses trade issues, regulation, taxes, policy and the markets, and many other issues affecting business and the economy.