I used to think of the Diversity & Inclusion industry as the Wild West – then I found a more contemporary example.
Find out why I realised that the growth of Diversity & Inclusion is like the birth of Hip Hop.
Here are some key messages from this episode
- How my lived experience as a child inspired this episode
- How connecting with people like you has helped me to develop my thoughts
- Why creating useful content is so important to Diversity & Inclusion as an industry
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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:
There are a lot of people showing off
“Diversity and Inclusion is similar because you’ve got lots of talking about where they’re going, what they’re doing and expecting us to be impressed and think it’s important”
There are Low Barriers to Entry
“To become a rapper you just need to pick up a mic, give yourself a name and start rapping. I’m oversimplifying it but you get my point. There are really low barriers to entry into the field of Diversity and Inclusion”
Not enough people rely on talent
“Not enough of people in the industry are honing their craft, developing their skills; some are relying on personal relationships, their social networks. The exact things that prevent their clients from developing inclusive workplaces”
Here are some resources so you can go deeper
KRS-One – Step Into A World (Rapture’s Delight)
Check out these related episodes of the show
3 Reasons Why Diversity & Inclusion Is Like Reality TV
What if Your Inclusion Team is Pointless?
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