Diversity and Inclusion without Blame and Shame

Radiocasts | October 5, 2016 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: “I’m gonna tell Mom on you.”

Women remain under-represented in government, boards, C-suite and influential business roles – often due to unconscious bias. A man named “John” or “David” is more likely than a woman to be on a board.

But the unintentional blame-and-shame messages and enablement in workplace diversity and inclusion programs often leave many men feeling excluded and alienated.

How can we get past the gender-divide to value the entire workforce?

The answer is not simple “awareness”. Better try “inclusion nudges”.

The experts speak.

Tinna C. Nielsen, Move The Elephant: “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” (Rosa Parks)

Dr. Gabriela Burlacu, SAP SuccessFactors: “I’ll tell you who has it the hardest [in this country]. White men! We make the unpopular, difficult decisions, the tough choices.” (Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock, played by Alec Baldwin)

Dr. Patti Fletcher, SAP SuccessFactors: “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” (Nelson Mandela)

Join us for Diversity and Inclusion without Blame and Shame.

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