Did it ever occur to you how many Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are elitist?
Find out why so many of these projects aren’t intended to benefit everyone
Here are some key messages from this episode:
- Why so many Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are secretly elitist
- How the penalty for being average is greater for underrepresented groups
- The issue with the emphasis on promoting future leaders and much much more
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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:
The Focus on Developing Future Leaders
I explain how the emphasis on leadership can be exclusive:
“So there is an emphasis on being a super achiever, award winner which means that people who aren’t super achievers may get left behind”
The Emphasis on Surface Level Diversity
I discuss how Surface Level Diversity programmes are a shortcut to elitism:
“This is why surface level diversity programmes are so attractive to organisations because it allows you to indicate that you are inclusive but without doing all of the hard work.”
The Advice that Cannot be used by Everyone.
I discuss how not all guidance is intended to be used by everyone:
“However some advice isn’t meant for everyone, it’s only meant for a minority of people because it’s not possible for everyone to do it.”
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