The Inclusion Works podcast explores the secrets of building inclusive culture at work and in the community. We’ll be joined by leaders, experts and activists all working to bring fresh thinking to the inclusion debate. We’ll be asking those all-important questions to find out more about them, their work and how they make inclusion work.
If you’re interested in driving change, accelerating diversity or simply finding ways to be more inclusive every day, then join us for Inclusion Works. Because diversity is just half of the battle.
80. Exploring equity with Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder
In this episode, we explore equity with Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder Global Head of DEI at YSC Consulting. Dr. Shyamsunder explains how the ‘E’ in DEI has led to a more systemic, macro-focus on how to balance access and opportunity, as well as a reassessment of the purpose of organizations today. She shares how to use the three ‘R’s to Recognize barriers, Rebalance pro-actively, and Reduce harm, and the impact of asking ourselves ‘what we can give up?’
79. Inclusive Design with Pinar Guvenc
In this week’s episode, we explore inclusive design with Pinar Guvenc, Partner at SOUR, an international hybrid design studio, with the mission of solving social and urban issues through sustainable and inclusive methodologies. Pinar shares how inclusive design practices can benefit any project, at any organization, and bring us one step closer to true inclusion, while saving time and money over the course of an initiative. She also explains how we can start using inclusive design principles on our teams immediately, and why creating ‘with’ is better than creating ‘for.’
78. Diversifying your Board of Directors with Lisa Edwards
In this week’s episode, we dig into diversifying that highest level of leadership - the Board of Directors. Lisa Edwards, President & COO at Diligent, shares her experience with Board membership - the challenges inherent in getting appointed, global progress of diversification, and how boards can take a more active role in driving change within their organizations. Lisa also explains why today’s Boards of Directors require new skillsets to effectively lead, and how that opens the door to more diverse membership.
77. Diversifying Diversity with Dr. Poornima Luthra
In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Poornima Luthra, author of ‘Diversifying Diversity: Your guide to Being an Active Ally of Inclusion in the Workplace.’ Dr. Luthra shares how a holistic approach to diversity increases engagement and moves the needle on DEI. She also tells us about the Active Ally of Inclusion model, how to develop as active allies, and how to bring people with us on the journey.
76. Inclusive development with Dr. Lisa Toppin
In this week’s episode, we discuss inclusive development with Dr. Lisa Toppin, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Illumina. Lisa shares her approach to creating development programs that benefit the employee and the business, allowing folks to succeed in the corporate world, without losing authenticity. From ERGs, to Sponsorship, to leadership development, Lisa tells us how to design programs that are less illusive and more impactful.
75. Glocalization in DEI with Dr. Poornima Luthra
Join us for our third and final episode in our Glocalization in DEI mini series. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Poornima Luthra, founder of TalentED Consultancy, Associate Professor, author, and TedX speaker. Dr. Luthra shares how companies must broaden the American narrative around DEI if they want to truly make a global impact, and the important role cultural context plays in designing and implementing a successful DEI initiative.