Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: 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 …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: 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 …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Diversity, Inclusion & The Bottom of the Pyramid

Today, I want to talk about Diversity, Inclusion and people. Here on this podcast, our strong belief is that people are the most important part of any organisation and the truth about Diversity & Inclusion is that when it’s done properly we should expect it to have a direct impact on the work-based experiences of people who aren’t able to …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Organisational Culture, Amazon and You

Today, I want to talk about cultural change and inclusion. I’ve been getting a lot of requests about organisational culture and the difficulty in changing the culture of an organisation. This is relevant because my research has consistently shown that changing organisational culture is one of the 3 biggest problems that organisations experience when they try to become more inclusive. …

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 …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: What Got Us Here Won’t Take Us There

This episode is a response to a number of requests that I’ve received from listeners to the show. As you can imagine I’m often having conversations Diversity & Inclusion and I’ve found myself repeating a number of messages to different audiences. And so I’ve been asked to share some of my thoughts and opinions about Diversity & Inclusion as an …

Rashada Harry: Your Future, Your Ambition

Today I’m speaking with Rashada Harry. Rashada is the Co Founder of social enterprise Your Future Your Ambition, She has been recognised as a Rising Star in Technology by We are the City and a Future Leader by EMPower. Rashada works for Vodafone and previously worked at Cisco. Rashada has an enthusiastic and contagious passion for promoting diversity and inclusion …

Justine Lutterodt: Synchronous Leadership, Ethics & Bridging

Today I’m speaking with Justine Lutterodt. Justine is a leadership consultant and Founder of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, she has over 15 years of experience working as a Management Consultant and she is involved with several inclusion related initiatives including the UK Diversity Legal Awards and Workplace Gender Equality Awards Justine’s focus is on innovative and ethical leadership and …

Cynthia Davis: BAME Recruitment & Challenges in the Workplace

Today I’m speaking with Cynthia Davis. Cynthia is the founder and CEO of BAME Recruitment. She has over 18 years of experience working with organisations that include BT, Carphone Warehouse and ITV. Cynthia has also won multiple awards including being named a Rising Star by We are the City. Cynthia understands the challenges of underrepresented groups within the workplace regarding …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Are Employee Resource Groups Passé?

This is a special episode of the podcast because I want to explore the views of people who don’t agree with employee resource groups. Specifically I want to discuss the recent decision by professional services firm Deloitte to phase out their employee resource groups as part of their efforts to become more inclusive. I normally avoid discussing news stories in …