Progress in DEI has been painfully slow. We live in a time of growing awareness of the need for sustainable DEI progress. But as the Black Lives Matter and MeToo movements have grown, so have the examples of performative actions and statements – people speaking up to prove that they are “woke” rather than stepping up to take action for embedding systemic change.
Speaking up is easy, stepping up takes curiosity, it takes courage and it takes commitment. Ultimately, DEI is profoundly personal, it is profoundly structural and it is profoundly disruptive.
So, what do organizations need to do to unfreeze how they approach and operationalize DEI to dramatically change mindsets, behaviors and systems? We need the public and private sectors to fundamentally reset their approach to DEI. We must be bold and ambitious! Radical change is possible - and we have a burning social justice platform to raise the heat on it.
My monthly blog is focused on a variety of topics ranging from stories illustrating the principles from my widely acclaimed book Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations - to current issues that impact DEI.
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WONDERFUL newsletter Rohini! It’s so informative, so detailed, so useful... I hope many people pay attention to what you have to say. It’s important!