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Episode 2: Leaning into Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

In the middle of a pandemic, the issue of police brutality bubbled to the surface, again. As protests broke out all over the world, they led to a broader conversation about Black lives, Indigenous lives, and the experiences of people of colour. It finally feels like diversity and inclusion for members of historically underrepresented groups is gaining momentum…but it’s just a start. There’s so much more work to be done as workplaces become more and more diverse.

In this episode, we explore how you can contribute to a welcoming environment of diversity, inclusion and belonging. How to identify systemic racism. How to tell if a progressive company is addressing it properly. How to recognize and confront one’s own unconscious biases. And how to be an ally to colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Guest Experts:

  • Tina Opie, Professor of Management at Babson College, outlines how colleagues at all levels can listen to and learn from each other. @DrTinaOpie
  • Aneeta Rattan, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School, shares her research on the impact of a growth mindset on D&I. @AneetaRattan
  • Jason Murray, Head of BIPOC Executive Search, provides insight into microagressions against colleagues from undererpresented groups.
  • Krystal Abotossaway, a Senior Diversity Inclusion Sourcing Parter at TD, reveals how companies can provide a more culturally aware environment for employees. @kabotoss
  • Dolly Chugh, Professor at NYU Stern School of Business, author of The Person You Mean To Be and writer of the Dear Good People newsletter, teaches us about unconscious bias and its influence on systemic racism as well as how to be a “good-ish person” and ally. @dollychugh


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