How the London 2012 Olympics Made A Big Deal Out Of Diversity [Interview with Stephen Frost]

Stephen Frost is the Founder of Included and author of the Inclusion Imperative and Inclusive Talent Management.

Stephen was the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.


Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– The ground breaking work Stephen did with Stonewall

– The three step Diversity & Inclusion process Stephen implemented to make the London 2012 Games a success

– The truth about what individuals can say about themselves but others cannot

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

Diversity & Inclusion helps to Correct Market Failures

“The business case is self evident, do you want a meritocracy or not? Do you want to correct market failure or not?”

Labels have a Time and a Place

“Labels have a time and a place, ..but labels also have limitations too”

We live in Interesting Times

“Some of stuff we may take for granted right now, was absolutely not the case even just over a decade ago”

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In every episode you will find:

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– A challenge for you to consider

– An action for you to take

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Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

Stephen Frost Linkedin


Frost Included Twitter

Inclusion Imperative

Inclusive Talent Management

Young Global Leader

World Economic Forum

Harvard University

Stonewall Diversity Champions

Olympic and Paralympic Games

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

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

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