There’s a lot of talk about lived experiences and sharing authentic stories.
Find about about one experience that no seems to be bothered about – the lived experience of a Diversity and Inclusion Leader.
Here are some key messages from this episode
- DEI leaders are not always experts
- False promises affect a DEI leaders efforts
- A DEI leader often comes into conflict with HR
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Here are some key takeaways from this episode
There are huge knowledge gaps around what they do
“There’s three aspects to discuss here. The first is you.. your knowledge gap.. the reality is as Diversity and Inclusion Leader you’re probably not a subject matter expert and you know what.. you don’t need to be”
They quickly learn the truth about the companies Diversity Promise and it may not be nice
“If you’re a Diversity and Inclusion leader and you got into this to create change, then false diversity promises affect your day to day work; it affects your ability to do the job that you intended to do”
They can cause tension between them and HR
“But the inconvenient truth is that an effective D&I leader can and often will experience tension with HR”
Check out these related episodes of the show
3 Biggest Problems experienced by organisations on their inclusion journey
7 Biggest Diversity & Inclusion Mistakes being made in your organisation
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