39 minutes | Jan 18, 2022

How to Build a Culture of Inclusion That Delivers Results

Many organizations have been serious about diversity and inclusion work for decades, so why has so little progress been made?

In this episode of Get Reworked, we talk to Cynthia Owyoung, vice president of inclusion, equity and belonging at Robinhood and author of the new book "All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace Culture of Inclusion That Delivers Results." Cynthia shares insights and practical advice from her two decades of experience in a wide range of companies. The bottom line: If you're just making it an HR initiative, you're missing the point. 

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"When we view this work as primarily an HR initiative or something that only sits within talent, I think we're missing a huge opportunity," Cynthia said. "And we're also not addressing the broader influences and context within your business ecosystem that is actually going to make or break your success in this space." 

Highlights of the conversation include:

  • The evolution of diversity and inclusion to incorporate equity and belonging.
  • How DEIB work can go beyond HR to be a driver of business and growth.
  • How leaders can overcome their discomfort to be an advocate for DEIB work.
  • The future of DEIB work in the hybrid world of work.
  • Why the Great Resignation is an opportunity to really make a difference in this work.

Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak talk with Cynthia about diversity quotas, algorithmic bias and why businesses should stop hiring for culture fit. Listen in for more.

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