Demystifying Diversity: A Simple Guide To Inclusion [Interview with Gamiel Yafai] Part 2

Gamiel Yafai is author of Yemen ProudDemystifying Diversity and an award winning Diversity & Inclusion Strategist.

In Part 2 of this rare interview he shares his considerable experience with us.

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Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– Why Gamiel felt that his book was necessary

– How Charity work influences Inclusion principles

– The importance of employee resource groups

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

Diversity follows Inclusion 

“You get inclusion right, you get diversity”

The importance of establishing a foundation 

“You get the foundations right and you can achieve anything”

The Need to Manage Employee Resource Groups 

“There’s a huge massive role for resource groups”

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Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

Yemen Proud

Demystifying Diversity

The Hunger Project

The McGregor Smith Review

The Parker Review

Diversity Marketplace

Gamiel on Twitter 

Gamiel on Linkedin

Use this for your own development

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Demystifying Diversity: A Simple Guide To Inclusion [Interview with Gamiel Yafai] Part 1

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Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

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Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
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Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
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  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

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  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences