Diversity & Inclusion Predictions: What I Got Right In 2021 & New Predictions for 2022

Every year I make predictions about diversity and inclusion trends

Find out what I got right about 2021 and my big predictions for 2022

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • My Top 3 Predictions for 2022
  • What I got right in 2021
  • The shifting agenda and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

The problem with the Business Case for Diversity

The business case for Diversity narrative isn’t enough on it’s own

I think we’ll start to see people question the business case for diversity as a given”

Activities over Events

There is a dependence on events as a proxy for meaningful inclusion work

What other activities are you engaged in?”

I’m publishing a book

I’m going to publish a book. I had a publishing deal.I turned it down

I haven’t really put any effort into getting a publishing deal which means unless a fair and equitable deal shows up. I’m going to self publish this book”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Black Lives Matter ushers in new era for diversity officers | Financial Times

Check out these related episodes of the show.

How I Supported Your Inclusion Journey in 2017 & My Inclusion Predictions For 2018

Diversity & Inclusion Predictions What I Got Wrong In 2018 & New Predictions for 2019

Diversity & Inclusion Predictions: What I Got Right In 2019 & New Predictions for 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Predictions: What I Got Right In 2020 & New Predictions for 2021

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