Reconcile Announces New Workplace Equity Report

Reconcile New Orleans is proud to present a new white paper aimed at shedding light on inequitable employment practices in the hospitality industry and creating tools for employers to develop positive changes in the workplace. 

Begun in 2018 and generously funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this research project conducted in partnership with New Orleans-based consulting firm trepwise covers a three-year period.  During this time, our nation experienced a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic and changing cultural attitudes with greater awareness towards issues of racial equity.  Work during the project highlighted these cultural milestones and presented both opportunities for changing practices in the hospitality industry and barriers inherent in a fast-paced, profit-driven, and hierarchical industry.

Reconcile envisions a New Orleans where all young people are embraced and empowered to pursue their potential. With hospitality being the primary employment pathway for these ambitious young professionals, we see it as our duty to foster work places that can support them. 

The Reconcile Summary Report: Addressing Inequitable Practices in the Hospitality Industry is one of many small but intentional steps towards a more equitable community for all.  Read the report here.

We invite you to join us in this work. If you work in the hospitality industry and want to join Reconcile in this work, contact Reconcile’s Chief Program Officer Monique Robinson at mrobinson@cafereconcile.org