Special Guest: Gurjot Kaur
Break the Stereotypes - She speaks Great English, She is NOT in IT, She has great self-esteem, and she Works. She is a STRONG woman.
Gurjot Kaur is a woman of color, born in India, and raised in the Bay Area. She comes from humble beginnings, left the home in 12th grade with $45 in hopes of going to school and living the most safe and informed life. Her life was plagued with violence and ignorance which has provided her the growth personally to enhance her journey of life and educate others on social problems and awareness.
Breakdown of today’s podcast:
Gurjot tells us a little about her storyBreaking away from Stereotypes - Assumptions made when we see someoneThere are different types of people in one type of groupCompanies are puting people into boxes based on their cultural backgroundPeople in a building segment themselves to certain groups - they would not voluntarily intermingle groupsGenerational gaps - parents and grand parents pushing exlusion based on their experiencesLook past the name - People should not change their name because it is who they areWe need to force people into groups of diversitiesSocial inclusion will make us all feel saferWhy do we segment people in groups at weddings? Why not mix everyone up?What challenges there are still in the workplace - we cannot just depend on the companiesDiversity is everyone - it is no longer defined by black / white and male / femaleWhy is white males the base line to gauge diversity?Everyone should be welcome in groups - it goes beyond diversityThere has not been enough done to welcome everyone in groups or roles which are stereotypically a certain culture, race, or diversity segmentShow's like the Bachelor which had 24 seasons of White Male Bachelors do not help further the cause of inclusionThe power of normalization, if not be used for good, it can be very harmful
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