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33 minutes | 6 days ago
41. How to keep DEI front of mind for busy employees with Kathleen Navarro
New York Life is one of the oldest companies in America and yet is known for its strong culture of inclusion. In this episode, Kathleen Navarro, New York Life’s Chief Diversity Officer, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how they’ve done it. Some highlights: why embedding DEI in everything you do rather than making it a separate program will help people make it a priority, how to be process-driven in talent practices to mitigate bias, and tips to create courageous conversations about race. She also shares reflections on how 2020’s sudden shift to remote working helped create inclusion in some ways, and also challenged it in others.
29 minutes | 13 days ago
40. Why Seeing & Valuing Difference is Key To Progress with Michelle King
In this episode we speak to Michelle King, author of the book The Fix and former Director of Inclusion at Netflix, about why we need to value difference and focus on the lived experience of every person in an organization to really move the dial on diversity, equity and inclusion. You’ll hear Michelle talk through her model, the 4 Ps of equality, and explain why organizations need to be careful to give people the freedom to live out your organizational values in their own way — rather than having a fixed view of how these values look in practice. Michelle also shares insights on power structures, success archetypes and “the Don Draper ideal”, creating belonging, finding your personal “why” for DEI work, and why racial denial (or denial of any of our differences) is problematic and what we must do instead. You can follow Michelle King on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellepking/ Check out Michelle’s book The Fix - https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Fix/Michelle-P-King/9781471193033 And subscribe and listen to her podcast, also called The Fix - https://thefixpodcast.org/
15 minutes | 2 months ago
39. What’s to come for diversity, equity and inclusion in 2021
In this episode, we reveal how organizations responded to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, and how it’s defined DEI priorities in 2021. We spoke to DEI experts from some of the world’s largest and most influential organizations and distilled our conversations into a pulse report, State of DEI in 2021. Listen for highlights from the pulse report, including the top three priorities on DEI leaders’ minds right now. Read the full State of DEI in 2021 report here. https://bit.ly/stateofDEI
39 minutes | 2 months ago
38. Microbehaviors and the two keys to create a speak-up culture with Raj Ramanandi of Inchorus
Inchorus co-found Raj Ramanandi explains that companies completely overlook the microbehaviors that make up their culture such as microaggressions and microaffirmations. In fact, investigating your culture with common tools like engagement surveys is a deeply flawed approach. Instead, capturing the tiny moments that matter provides incredible power for understanding the macro cultures in your workplace and prevent incidents of exclusion. He walks us through fascinating findings from a project measuring microaggressions in the UK fintech industry, and also shares the two must-haves to create a “speak-up culture” in your organization.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
37. How to create a D&I strategy that’s globally consistent yet locally relevant with Margot Slattery
In this episode, Sodexo’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer Margot Slattery shares how the global food services and facilities management company makes its D&I strategy both globally consistent and locally relevant across 60+ countries and a workforce of 420,000 people. Margot also shares some lessons she learned from her work as an LGBTQ+ activist on how to win the hearts and minds of the opposition, using listening and storytelling to connect and build bridges. She also explains why HR is at the heart of power in every organization. Connect with Margot on LinkedIn - https://ie.linkedin.com/in/margotslattery Or follow her on Twitter - https://twitter.com/margmargot
32 minutes | 2 months ago
36. Make your DEI strategy outcome-led for high performance with Eric Pliner from YSC Consulting
In this week’s episode, we talk to Eric Pliner, CEO at YSC Consulting, about the central challenge of DEI work — will your efforts be effective? Eric shares YSC’s process for guiding clients to envision their desired future and backwards-engineer the interventions and factors required for those outcomes. He details why many organizations’ approaches are well-intentioned but insufficient, why a stand-alone DEI strategy risks being ‘left alone’, his specific recommendations for the ingredients of an inclusive organizational culture that unlocks high performance, how to move beyond connection and make ground with curiosity and courage, and how to plan and work amid the huge uncertainty of today. Follow Eric and learn more about YSC Consulting via the links below: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericpliner/ https://twitter.com/ericapliner https://www.ysc.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/ysc/ https://twitter.com/yscnews
31 minutes | 3 months ago
34. Allyship III: The Formula For Being a Great Ally
This is the third episode of a three-part special series on allyship. What makes a great ally? In this episode, we’ll break down the 5 keys to be an effective, non-performative ally — including dozens of practical actions you can take in your organization right away. Thanks to our guests Corey Flournoy, the Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Groupon; Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Chief People Officer at VICE Media; Julie Kratz, a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer and the author of the book Lead Like an Ally; Karen Catlin, author of Better Allies; Nichelle Grant, the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Siemens USA; Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion architect at Mildon and host of the podcast The Inclusive Growth Show. Resources mentioned in the show: Free privilege toolkit: hivelearning.com/privilege Research from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) that shows that the average American (Black and white) has a very racially monolithic friendship group: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/25/three-quarters-of-whites-dont-have-any-non-white-friends/?wpisrc=nl-wnkpm&wpmm=1
31 minutes | 4 months ago
33. Allyship II: Motivating Allyship
This is the second episode of a three-part special series on allyship. The vast majority of people are well-intentioned and want to be inclusive - but various factors hold them back from stepping up to be an ally. In this episode we dive into the barriers to allyship, and some practical tips to overcome them — including some critique of call-out culture and its nasty older brother cancel culture. Thanks to our expert guests Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Chief People Officer at VICE Media; Karen Brown, founder of Bridge Arrow; Karen Catlin, author of Better Allies; Sonja Gittens Ottley, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Asana; Sumaya Sherif, Director of Operations for Ally Squared; Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion architect at Mildon and host of The Inclusive Growth Show podcast. Resources mentioned in the show: Our guest Toby Mildon’s podcast, The Inclusive Growth Show: https://www.mildon.co.uk/podcast Free three-step framework to address a microaggression: hivelearning.com/calloutmicroaggressions Free Workout to Set expectations: Address problematic language: hivelearning.com/calloutmicroaggressions
48 minutes | 10 months ago
31. How to Improve as a Leader By Acknowledging Your Biases and Vulnerabilities
Back in the 1980s, we lived through the Era of the Super Leader. That was when the leader knew best. The leader knew everything. And the leader was a superhero. In the 21st century, however, things are much more complex, and smart leaders are looking for cognitive diversity. Inclusion and diversity help organizations become innovative, creative, resilient, and agile. What is preventing leaders from building a diverse and integrated team? We asked Peter MacDonald Hall, the principal consultant at VERCIDA (Values-Equality-Respect-Culture-Inclusion-Diversity-Accessibility). Peter's mission at VERCIDA is to transform the world of work into inclusive, innovative, and high performing environments. Previously, he served as director of inclusion and diversity at The Ocean Partnership and membership director at LGBT Great.
24 minutes | 10 months ago
30. Sir Clive Woodward on Resilience in Uncertain Times
In light of the unprecedented times we’re in as a result of COVID-19, we’re shaking things up slightly to create an episode we hope will be valuable to our community of inclusion and people leaders. Sir Clive Woodward is the world-cup-winning England Rugby Coach, an expert in building high performing teams, and an experienced executive coach. He talked to us about how to cope with crisis, lead through change, and build resilience in our teams. All of which are more vital than ever. We talked about everything from making the most of your time without meetings, the importance of framing failure as learning, and why a ‘high challenge / high support’ environment is more important than ever in a crisis. We hope you find it valuable. A few links we mentioned: Resilience Works from Hive Learning The People Leaders Support Network from Hive Learning Clive’s Hive Clive’s recent book: How to Win
33 minutes | a year ago
29. Is Diversity of Thought a Get Out of Jail Free Card?
Mita Mallick is the head of diversity and cross-cultural marketing at Unilever. We loved chatting to Mita about her part in developing pivotal products that built diversity and inclusion within and beyond Unilever, through her ‘Every Voice Matters. Every Story Celebrated’ initiative, and her work to help Unilever achieve a gender-balanced workforce. We are particularly excited to launch this episode in the week that Unilever announced it achieved a 50:50 gender balance in managerial roles across their business. We chatted to Mita about a whole range of thorny issues covering: Whether the term ‘Cognitive Diversity’ is a get out of jail free card Why you can’t get diversity of thought without diversity of representation How to increase cultural competency and agility Biases about inclusion practitioners (because we know it’s not all unicorns and rainbows) And how to find the magic between the head and the heart Tune in for inspiring stories and a tonne of practical tips.
44 minutes | a year ago
28. How to Bake D&I Into Your Business Strategy w/ Standard Chartered’s Maria Angelica Perez
In many organizations, accountability for hitting diversity and inclusion targets sits in the wrong place. It might be with a new and inexperienced people leader; it might be with an Employee Resource Group. But you’ll only truly move the dial if accountability for your diversity and inclusion strategy sits with your CEO and your management team. That’s according to Dr. Maria Angelica Perez, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Standard Chartered Bank. Maria has been driving diversity in the workplace for most of her career and was nominated as one of the top European D&I leaders for her previous work at Ericsson where she established a global D&I strategy across 180 countries. We talked with Maria Angelica about: How to appoint diversity and inclusion leaders who’ll make an impact How to weave diversity and inclusion into your business strategy - from talent to investment How to build a center of excellence and give your employees the tools to start a movement
29 minutes | a year ago
27. Psychological Safety: The Path to Inclusion and Innovation
Psychological safety is the bedrock of inclusion. But the behaviors you need to practice to build it in your team go against your instincts: being vulnerable, admitting you don’t know, embracing failure, giving others candid feedback, asking for feedback yourself. Tim Clark is the founder and CEO of Leader Factor, a consultancy that offers elegant, practical, and powerful performance solutions to many industry-leading businesses. Tim has put his wealth of experience into a new book called The Four Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation, which is due out in March 2020. In this episode we talked with Tim about: His four-step model of inclusion The three levels of organizational culture Practically how you can build a psychologically safe environment at work
27 minutes | a year ago
26. The Tech Skills Gap and How Inclusion Can Solve It w/ Jacqueline de Rojas
What is it like to be a woman in technology? It's still a male dominated world, after all, with just 17% of the workforce being women. In addition to gender balance, technology lacks ethnic diversity as well, showing very little black, Asian, or Indian representation. We can do better. Jaqueline de Rojas is president of Tech UK, the association that represents 900 companies in the digital sector in the UK. She is also chair of the Board of Digital Leaders and has been described as one of the most influential women in tech in the UK. We talked with Jaqueline about: How advances in AI emphasize the need for diversity in technology. The importance of transparency with new algorithms. The need for AI to have larger data sets. Examples of problematic behaviors in the tech workplace and practical tips for solving them.
22 minutes | a year ago
25. Everything You Need to Know About Financial Inclusion
If you were new to a country, didn't have a credit score, and had no access to mainstream banking, where would you go for financial assistance? Payday lenders? Credit cards? What about a worker who experiences an unexpected change in financial circumstances? How does that person's stress affect themselves, their families, and their employers? Financial wellness can contribute to an inclusive economy and social order. Asesh Sarkar is Global CEO and Co-founder at Salary Finance, an award-winning global FinTech, and Dhiren Master is Chief Marketing Officer at Salary Finance. We chatted to Asesh and Dhiren about: How financial worries are related to your spending, saving, and borrowing habits. How people with money worries are five times more likely to have troubled relationships with their colleagues and eight times more likely to have trouble concentrating. The importance of empowering the individual to take better control over the situation that they're in rather than solve the problem for them.
39 minutes | a year ago
24. The Neutral Middle Is Hindering Change
Most of us belong to the neutral middle — but being neutral is no longer enough. Frankly, it isn’t actually neutral, either. It’s a tacit agreement that things are okay as they are, when they patently aren’t. On this episode, I interview Marissa Ellis, Founder of Diversily and creator of the Change Canvas: What we talked about: The formula for change Why neutrality isn’t neutral The Change Canvas (P.S. it’s free) Barriers to cultural change & how to overcome them
23 minutes | a year ago
23. Designing a Beautiful, Accessible Workspace with Ed Warner from Motionspot
Is your office truly accessible? Only 6% of people with a disability are wheelchair users, yet when we think about designing accessible spaces, we immediately think of wheelchair accessibility. What about the other 94% of people with disabilities, including invisible disabilities? In this episode, accessible design expert Ed Warner shares practically how to create a workspace that's truly inclusive. Ed is co-founder and CEO of Motionspot, an award-winning design consultancy specialised in creating accessible and inspiring spaces, and is also the UK's Government Champion for Accessible Design. Listen in to learn about evidence-based design, some no-nos and quick wins for accessible spaces, design principles for neurodiverse individuals, and top tips for low-cost/no-cost things to do to improve your workspace accessibility. Links for episode: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbMqvt4SOU - https://www.motionspot.co.uk/accessible-design-inspiration/ - https://www.motionspot.co.uk/blog/ - https://www.motionspot.co.uk/wheelchair-accessible-toilet/
22 minutes | a year ago
22. Why Your D&I Department Won’t Succeed Alone
As D&I leaders, many of us know that D&I departments alone can’t move the needle on accelerating diversity or increasing inclusion and belonging alone. Diversity issues aren’t caused by just one person. They’re caused by the actions of many. Which is why to build a truly inclusive culture where diverse teams can thrive, you have to make D&I a company wide priority and give every person in your organization the tools to be more inclusive everyday. On this episode, we interviewed the brilliant Tiffany Edwards, Engagement and Inclusion Director at Droga5 - the award-winning creative agency responsible for producing brilliant and representative ad campaigns for everyone from Game of Thrones to The New York Times to Prudential. In this episode, we talked about: How to get your leaders to recognize and commit to diversity The power of digital in creating lasting change How to make courageous conversations a habit Checkout these resources we mentioned during the podcast: Courageous Conversation by Glenn Singleton The raceAhead newsletter by Fortune
37 minutes | a year ago
21. Why Your Employer Brand Is Critical For Attracting Diverse Talent (And Why You Might Be Getting It Wrong)
Gamiel Yafai is the co-author of Demystifying Diversity and Managing Director at Diversity Marketplace. When he conducted 35 pieces of research about the perceptions minority groups have towards employers he learned 2 major things: People know your brand, but they don’t know your employer brand. They don’t know the variety of roles you have on offer that might be accessible to them. Often, employer brands are almost invisible to these groups. Of the challenges that minority groups faced in 2003, they’re still facing 95% of them in 2019. If you’re an employer, it’s a mistake to think that what you’re communicating is reaching everyone. Listen to our interview with Gamiel to hear his advice for making sure your employer brand helps - not hinders- you in your mission to attract diverse talent. Listen to this episode and more from Inclusion Works at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.
24 minutes | a year ago
20. Here’s What 14 Leaders Say You Can Do to Be More Inclusive Right Now
If you’re reading this, we don’t need to convince you about why it’s important to practice inclusion. But inspired by the conversation across National Inclusion Week in the UK a few weeks ago, we wanted to share all of the best bits of advice our guests have shared so far on the small things all of us can do to be more inclusive TODAY. We ask all of our guests ‘What’s one thing everyone can do to be more inclusive this week’? Tune in to hear practical tips from: Dame Jayne Ann Gadhia - newly announced CEO UKI of Salesforce Aubrey Blanche - Head of Diversity & Belonging at Atlassian Asif Sadiq - Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at The Telegraph Kathryn Jacobs and Sue Unerman - Authors of The Glass Wall Will you make a change this week? Subscribe to Inclusion Works on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or tune in on our website.
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