Living Corporate podcast: The Role of Data in Diversity & Inclusion

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I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Living Corporate podcast. I really enjoyed the conversation I had with Zach Nunn and love the work that Living Corporate is doing to center and amplify Black and brown people at work.

At the end of the conversation Zach asked what three things executives should be reflecting on now.

Here’s my list:

  1. Figure out what personal work you need to do around DEI and make a plan to do it–block off time on your calendar. This important work to do on a personal level, so prioritize it and make the time.
  2. If there’s not clear accountability goals around DEI, ask your peers why. Then partner with your Head of DEI or Chief People Officer to figure out what the goals should be. Make them part of the regular goals framework in your company so they don’t get lost.
  3. If you don’t know who the Black and brown leaders are in your organization find out. Reach out to them and ask for time on their calendars to learn what their goals are and really listen to them. Then sponsor their work by speaking up for them when they are not in the room.

Living Corporate has so many amazing episodes with leaders I admire like Dr. Erin Thomas, Michelle Kim and Tema Okun. Check them out!

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