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Diversity is an incredible resource that is likely going untapped in your organization...Here is your chance to change that.

Look around this country. Diversity & Inclusion professionals, as well as countless committed leaders and employees have been working hard for decades to create organizations that are more diverse and inclusive. They are working hard to make Diversity & Inclusion (or D&I) a part of the DNA of their organizations and communities. Yet for every two steps forward, we still take one step back. Or two. Or three.

It's time for our approach to make sure that two steps forward remains just that: two steps forward. It's time for Diversity 3.0: Transformational Diversity.

Transformational Diversity requires us to build new skillsets to go along with new mindsets. It requires us to respond to ever greater levels of complexity. When we operate at this level we ensure that the fact of Diversity, the fact that we are all different to one degree or another, actually transforms individuals with ideas and experiences from ineffective siloed belief-bunkers into truly inclusive environments where everyone interacts at the peak of professional effectiveness.

Sara Taylor is author of the best-selling book Filter Shift, and founder of deepSEE Consulting. Each podcast episode of What's The Difference? provides the tools, resources, and insights you need to begin to transform your organization or the organizations with whom you work into the inclusive, effective powerhouses of the 21st century.

What's The Difference‪?‬ Sara Taylor

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Diversity is an incredible resource that is likely going untapped in your organization...Here is your chance to change that.

Look around this country. Diversity & Inclusion professionals, as well as countless committed leaders and employees have been working hard for decades to create organizations that are more diverse and inclusive. They are working hard to make Diversity & Inclusion (or D&I) a part of the DNA of their organizations and communities. Yet for every two steps forward, we still take one step back. Or two. Or three.

It's time for our approach to make sure that two steps forward remains just that: two steps forward. It's time for Diversity 3.0: Transformational Diversity.

Transformational Diversity requires us to build new skillsets to go along with new mindsets. It requires us to respond to ever greater levels of complexity. When we operate at this level we ensure that the fact of Diversity, the fact that we are all different to one degree or another, actually transforms individuals with ideas and experiences from ineffective siloed belief-bunkers into truly inclusive environments where everyone interacts at the peak of professional effectiveness.

Sara Taylor is author of the best-selling book Filter Shift, and founder of deepSEE Consulting. Each podcast episode of What's The Difference? provides the tools, resources, and insights you need to begin to transform your organization or the organizations with whom you work into the inclusive, effective powerhouses of the 21st century.

    The 5 Stages of Cultural Competence with Sara Taylor

    The 5 Stages of Cultural Competence with Sara Taylor

    The 5 Stages of Cultural Competence What You Will Learn: What the 5 stages of cultural competence are. How the first three stages of developing cultural competence cultivate cultural humility. How cultural humility encourages cultural responsiveness.
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota, for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepSEESara @deepSEESara

    • 8 min
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are Good for Business with Sara Taylor

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are Good for Business with Sara Taylor

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are Good for Business What You Will Learn: The ways that diversity, equity, and inclusion promote innovation. How diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts influence long-term employee retention. Why inclusive, equitable, and diverse organizations generate a strong sense of belonging for employees. The cost of losing an employee due to lack of DEI standards. The value of managers maintaining a firm commitment to diversity. How cultural competence allows us to be our best selves in diverse workplace environments.
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota, for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepSEESara @deepSEESara

    • 10 min
    What is Diversity? With Sara Taylor

    What is Diversity? With Sara Taylor

    What is Diversity? With Sara Taylor What You Will Learn: The value of answering the question “what is diversity?” How diversity was once defined, compared to the way organizations are encouraged to define it today. What aspects or characteristics of a person should be calculated into “diversity” metrics and where to draw the line. The limits organizations face when trying to implement diversity programs. The importance of finding out why people with specific identities are not finding their place in your organization.
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota, for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepSEESara @deepSEESara Other Resources: Recession Report: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/resources/reports/recession-report

    • 12 min
    Predicting Recession Outcomes with Organizational Diversity with Sara Taylor

    Predicting Recession Outcomes with Organizational Diversity with Sara Taylor

    Predicting Recession Outcomes with Organizational Diversity What You Will Learn: What the Great Recession can teach us about the impact of diversity in organizations How diversity can impact your bottom line The difference between companies that thrived or flatlined between 2006 and 2014 What five marginalized groups impacted organizations the most What five key experiences these groups highlighted as having the greatest impact on them Where fairness, inclusivity, and validation matters for marginalized groups
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota, for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepSEESara @deepSEESara Other Resources: Recession Report: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/resources/reports/recession-report

    • 11 min
    Women's Wealth and Pay Equity Part III, with Sara Taylor

    Women's Wealth and Pay Equity Part III, with Sara Taylor

    Women’s Wealth and Pay Equity Part III What You Will Learn: More about the insights into women’s wealth that Robyn Ross developed over 20 years in the finance workforce. How the talent acquisition system in the financial services industry is currently backward compared to other industries. What women are doing to stand up for themselves and correct the system. Why diversity is the financially wise choice for financial services companies to make. How to allow people to make honest mistakes that make your company better. What we can do to be more vulnerable about our own biases regarding women’s wealth.
    Countering Bias in The Finance Sector The finance sector is notoriously lacking when it comes to diversity. Only 8% of workers in this field are women, and an even tinier 0.4% of firms are owned by women. With these statistics in mind, it should be evident that women may feel like a fish out of water upon entering the workforce in this industry.
    Worse yet, some may never enter the industry because they fear they will be unable to have a rewarding career. While they may have the skill and talent needed to thrive in the field, issues with hiring and biased leadership could easily set a woman behind their male counterparts.
    In this week’s episode of What’s The Difference podcast, Sara Taylor invites guest Robyn Ross to discuss her actions to counteract bias in the finance sector.
    Currently, Fear Drives Decision-Making Many leaders in the financial space refuse to embrace diversity because they fear changes to their own position in their respective companies. They use phrases like “meritocracy” to describe why they deserve to succeed in finance while others do not. Yet, quite often, they disregard the reality that many of the people in positions of power in this industry come from incredibly privileged backgrounds. Understanding this, it is up to business leaders to create culturally competent hiring standards that help people who do not come from a place of inherent privilege.
    Show the Work That Matters Old systems are starting to fade as more women stand up for themselves and male allies support them. In time, the structural bias that has become commonplace will only be a chapter in the past. Yet, some companies are rushing to show off results that they haven’t really achieved yet. They promote themselves as having embraced diversity, solely to make notes in their sustainability reports. Rather than considering the human element of diversity and inclusion, their actions are superficial and purely transactional.
    Change Won’t Come all at Once You may not be around to see the impacts of the work that you’ve done. Still, that does not mean you shouldn’t do it. Making the financial sector more diverse and inclusive is a collaborative effort that will take every one of you to work together to achieve a specific goal.
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota, for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepSEESara @deepSEESara

    • 35 min
    Women's Pay and Wealth Equity: Part II, with Sara Taylor

    Women's Pay and Wealth Equity: Part II, with Sara Taylor

    Women’s Pay and Wealth Equity: Part II What You Will Learn: Women earn less, and have less wealth to invest with The majority of investment management firms are owned by white men; less than 1% by women Why women get worse advice from financial advisors How women in investing outperform men by 40 basis points How gender plays a role in the treatment of investors by advisors and firms The effect of biases on wealth equity in society
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota, for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepSEESara @deepSEESara

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Zoe L Harris ,

Outstanding podcast

This podcast is the best by far!! If you are a DE&I practitioner or interested it in change this is the podcast for you!

Jay Swain ,

So Powerful!

This platform adds a level of insight in spaces that desperately need in today’s climate for future growth.

Skiman Mel ,

Outstanding

I am D&I Practitioner and this podcast keeps my passion for this work on a ultimate high and I always leave with new information.

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