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 …

Representation, Leadership & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk about the representation of minority groups within the workplace. This is a key concern for organisations that are trying to become more inclusive but it’s become a hot topic because of the release of the Black Panther movie, which draws attention to how black people are represented in the media as a whole. In todays …

The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion Climates

Today, I want to talk Diversity & Inclusion Climates. I’ve been travelling a lot recently and I’ve been reminded about how different the climate is in different parts of the world. I started to think about how diversity and inclusion climates also vary between different organisations and wanted to explore what this actually meant. In todays show I discuss several …

Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk Intersectionality. In my experience, Intersectionality is a potential mine field, because it’s one of those terms that is thrown around casually by people in the field of Diversity & Inclusion but is rarely explained or discussed thoroughly. The only people I consistently hear discuss Intersectionality in a meaningful way are academics but as you can …

Employee Resource Groups, Corporate Websites & Engagement

Today, I want to talk about how employee resource groups are presented on corporate websites and how a number of common practices could be damaging their efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. Organisations are falling over themselves to show that they are committed to diversity and inclusion and one of the ways they achieve this is through representations of …

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 …

Diversity, Inclusion & Jargon

Today, I want to talk about a persistent issue that keeps turning up on the show. It’s the issue of language, the issue of Jargon. In general, Business leaders have a bad reputation for using unnecessary jargon in the workplace. However, when it comes to matters of Diversity & Inclusion it seems that jargon is raised to a whole new …

Identity Work & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk about one an interesting concept that is at the heart of why individuals both seek out and avoid employee resource groups. I want to talk about identity work. Once we go through it, you’re going to realise that it’s something that everyone does but in this episode it will become clear that some people have …

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 …