Why Authenticity Truly Matters When Creating An Inclusive Workplace [Interview with Antoinette Boateng]

Antoinette Boateng is a Global Inclusion Specialist and a 20 year veteran of the “people” space.

In a rare interview Antoinette shares her considerable experience with us.


Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– The reasons why Diversity & Inclusion being a “small world” causes problems

– The importance of authenticity to Antoinette’s work

– Why ethnic based employee resource groups are not supported as much as gender based groups

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

The Need for New Voices in Diversity & Inclusion

“Inclusion is a small crowd and that’s part of the problem”

The Need for a More Intersectional Approach to Diversity

“It’s not a diverse group of people who are winning, I just think we have to look a lot more at intersectionality when we talk about gender interventions”

Good Position vs. Good Role Model

“People being positioned well in an organisation to effect change is very different to a person being a role model, and I find that I see consistently people making that mistake”

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Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

Antoinette Boateng on Linkedin

The 30 Per Cent Club

The McGregor Smith Review

The Parker Review

The Davies report

The Equality Act (2010) Gender Pay Gap Information

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