The Literacy Problem That People in Diversity and Inclusion Are Hiding From

There’s a secret literacy problem in the Diversity and Inclusion field that no one is talking about 

Find out why I need your help to fix it

Here are some key messages from this episode

  •     How we can improve literacy in the field of Diversity & Inclusion
  •     The reason reading is a challenge for Inclusion Leaders
  •      The reason why critical thinking is so important for Inclusion Leaders and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

People concerned with Diversity & Inclusion don’t read as much as they should

“I’ve spoken with several leaders in the past week and it was clear to me that some of them don’t read that much. If they do they read popular books but never tell me how it helped them at work”

I want to start a book club so that we can all learn more together

“In 2020 I want to launch a book club;  I’m going to continue to review books but I want us to meet in person and maybe even virtually to discuss the book.

It’s not a lecture it will be a discussion.

I want this to be collaborative so we can decide together which books to read” 

I need your help to attend or host this book club

“I don’t know if 2 people will come or 200. Either way, I’m willing to commit to this in 2020 and I want you to commit too. If your organisation wants to do something to promote diversity and inclusion. This seems to me to be a no brainer”

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