How Nielsen Creates An Inclusive Culture Using Employee Resource Groups [Interview with Portia McCahill & Petra Tileschova]

Portia McCahill and Petra Tileschova launched their employee resource group MOSAIC in Media Research Company Nielsen.

Here they explain the impact it’s had on the culture of the business.


Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– The underlying reason for creating MOSAIC

– The social experiment Petra used to test the UK job market

– How they plan to use employee resource groups to embed new starters

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

The culture of an organisation is crucial for creating inclusive change

“We don’t have to start from scratch because it’s something we already have as a mentality, as a culture as a part of the company…”

Art can be used to foster inclusivity

“We have 57 different nationalities based her in our UK office, so we decided to visualise that and place a flag representing each different country of origin of everyone.”

Authentic personal stories can be powerful for revealing different experiences in the workplace

“The job I looked at as Petra was still available 3 months later, and then I thought I’m going to make a little experiment… so I created Victoria Smith..”

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