Covert Discrimination Part 1: Garlic Bread & The Normalising Gaze

This is the first of a three part series on subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. There’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks to changing attitudes and improved legislation; however many covert …

Why Having a Babyface Helps Black Leaders in the Workplace

One of the things that we know is that in order to make it to the top of an organisation, the way you look matters. The evidence says that some of the superficial things count. This matters more if you’re female, disabled or from a minority group of any description. Today, I’m going to be talking about some interesting research …

George Selvanera: Building Disability Smart Organisations

Today I’m speaking with George Selvanera. George is a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist with a particular focus on Ability/Disability within the workplace. George provides strategic and consultant advice for organisations trying to become more inclusive, he’s worked in some fascinating international roles including work to influence legislation for the Central Government of Papua New Guinea and he was the Director …

Women’s Employee Resource Groups: Prevalent, Highly Subscribed & Effective

Today, I want to talk about women’s employee resource groups, previously on this podcast we’ve talked about how they seem to be the largest, well funded and well supported employee resource group in any organisation. What’s more a recent report from New York based online platform Fairy Godboss suggests that women’s employee resource groups are both powerful and effective. I …

2017 Review & 2018 Predictions

Today, I give a brief review of 2017 and then make some predictions for 2018 based on some patterns and trends that I’ve noticed. In todays show I’m going to discuss several things including My quick review of 2017 My predictions for 2018 My big plans for the future and much much more Here’s some of what I share in …

The Core Functions of An Employee Resource Group

Today, I want to talk about one of the most common questions that I get asked about employee resource groups. I want to talk about the core functions of an employee resource group and why understanding this simple but elegant concept can change the way you experience and manage employee resource groups in your organisation. So in todays show I’m …

The Resource Groups Podcast 6 Months Old

In simple terms, this means I’ll be speaking with people from a variety of disciplines trying to connect the dots in terms of their best practices, habits and other important pieces of information that you can apply in your organisation. This week the podcast is 6 months old, this is a genuine milestone for me so in todays show I’m …

Fernando Serpa: Employee Resource Groups: Awards, Communities & Evolution

Today I’m speaking with Fernando Serpa. Fernando is the Executive Director of the Association of ERG and Diversity Councils. He has over 20 years of experience in Diversity & Inclusion and has worked at several high profile organisations including The White House and the US Department of Justice. I was recently in Orlando, Florida at the ERG & Diversity & …

Why Diversity Matters: A Review of “The McKinsey Report”

Today, I want to talk about the McKinsey Report:  Why Diversity Matters In my opinion, this is one of the most cited sources that is used to justify the business case for diversity in organisations, when I say that I mean people generally use this report as evidence to support their argument when claiming that diversity is good for business, …

Michael Collins: Managing Inclusion in one of the Most Diverse Cities in the World

Today I’m speaking with Michael Collins. Michael is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for New York City Transit, the organisation that runs the New York Subway. He has over 30 years of experience working in US Corporations, his previous employers include American Express, CUNY and American Airlines As the Diversity & Inclusion leader for a diverse organisation in one …