This Episode: Diversity And Inclusion: Making The Business Case

Lucinda focusses upon the topics of diversity and inclusion, looking at the business case you may wish to build, why it matters, how it can positively impact your business, and also examining the ways in which you can get people on board in your own organisations.

Key Takeaways

  • When making the case for diversity and inclusion in any organisation, a crucial factor is to ensure that we have senior management sponsorship.
  • Celebrating and valuing differences among us is the first step in being more inclusive, but this also brings some incredibly strong business benefits.
  • Companies with 30% more women executives, were far more likely to outperform companies with 0-30% of women. This principle also applies to companies with more ethnic minorities at their heart.
  • Lastly, the five most effective ways of strengthening our diversity and inclusion are:
    • Increasing diversity and representation
    • Ensuring that ownership and accountability exists at the executive level
    • Making sure we have a fair and transparent approach to equality
    • Promoting openness
    • Fostering belonging.

Valuable Resources

Best Moments

‘Although people have things in common, we’re also different in many, many ways’

‘Having more diversity means that people are ore collaborative’

‘We don’t want tokenism!’

‘Belonging is the root of engagement’

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda also has a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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