3 Reasons Why Organisations Love Women’s Employee Resource Groups When Talking About Diversity

Have you noticed how popular the women’s employee resource groups are in organisations? Especially around International Women’s Day! Get your pen and paper ready because I’m going to give you 3 Reasons why Organisations Love Women’s Employee Resource Groups In todays show we discuss several things including: Why Gender Equality remains a priority Why Women’s Resource Groups are important for …

Why Using the Term “Minority Groups” Is A Problem For Diversity

The term minority, ethnic minority, racial minority and even minority groups are used a lot around Diversity & Inclusion. You have no idea how completely inappropriate these terms are about to become. Today, you’re going to find out why the term minority groups is about to become dated In todays show I discuss several things including: Why the generic use of …

A Beginner’s Guide To How Racism At Work Has Evolved [Book Review]

Today I’m going reviewing the book: Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference. There’s been quite a bit of media coverage about this book surrounding a high profile launch in the UK, this caught my attention as well because I know a number of people cited in the book. In todays show I discuss several things including: Why people should …

Why Back Handed Compliments Can Be a Covert Form of Discrimination [Research Breakdown]

This is the second of a three part series exploring subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. As mentioned in the previous episode, 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 …

The 3 Strategies That Help Employees From Minority Groups To Feel More Authentic In The Workplace [Research Breakdown]

The need to be authentic in the workplace is one of the most compelling reasons that I encounter for people wanting to join employee resource groups. Today, I’m going to be talking about the challenges of authenticity in the workplace, some of the challenges experienced by individuals and some potential solutions that you may find useful. In todays show I …

Why Having a Babyface Helps Black Leaders in the Workplace [Research Breakdown]

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 …

A Beginner’s Guide To Identity Work And Why You Need To Understand It To Promote Diversity & Inclusion

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 …

How the London 2012 Olympics Made A Big Deal Out Of Diversity [Interview with Stephen Frost]

In this episode I’m speaking with Stephen Frost. Stephen is a globally recognised Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Expert and the founder of Frost Included. Stephen was the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and is the author of two books, the Inclusion Imperative and Inclusive Talent Management. Stephen has a wealth of …

What You Can Learn From The Trusted Black Girl In Your Office [Interview with Roianne Nedd]

In this episode I’m speaking with Roianne Nedd. Roianne is the Head of Programmes & Research at OUTstanding & EMpower, an Amplifier of women’s voices and the author of The Cracked Cocoon. I met Roianne at the annual event for EMpower’s List of the 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders. We spoke about so many things that …