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If thought leadership is about advancing a body of work. Dr. Anand’s new book is the quintessential leadership primer for global DEI. Well written and filled with illuminating storytelling, this is an engaging read that presents a compelling case to push for the kind of change that addresses inequities globally while grounding it within a local context.

Indra Nooyi
Former Chairman and CEO
PepsiCo

Diverse companies with a clear purpose will be the ones that thrive - but racial diversity can be difficult to navigate. This book is one-of-a-kind in helping companies address racial diversity, including how to integrate refugees in your workforce. Leaders at every level in the organization will benefit from Rohini’s insights.

Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder and CEO
Chobani and Tent 

As corporate leaders rise to the challenge of building a more civil and just society, they must understand the ways in which effective approaches to DEI in their organizations can be a catalyst for good.  Dr. Anand offers us a blueprint for authentic leaders who are called to lead people through lasting, powerful change.

Steve Odland
President and CEO
The Conference Board, Inc.

How can multinational companies implement initiatives to make their organizations more inclusive across different countries and cultures?

 

Dr. Anand's new book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations

offers five proven principles for multinational companies to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) transformation with a nuanced understanding of local contexts across countries and cultures. 

It is easy to fall into the trap of using a single-culture worldview when implementing global DEI in businesses and organizations. But, what makes DEI change efforts successful in one country may have opposite, unintended consequences in another.  How do companies find the right balance between anchoring their efforts in the local context, while pushing for change that may disrupt existing power dynamics? This is the question at the heart of global DEI work. Local relevance–understanding the market and acknowledging local beliefs, regulations, and history–are essential for global success.  Dr. Anand offers practical advice and examples from around the world to help DEI change agents influence their leaders and empower their diversity champions.  The book helps organizations understand local nuances, create a compelling rationale for change, embed DEI in their systems, and measure their progress.

Five overarching principles provide a through line for leading global DEI transformation in divergent cultures:
 

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These principles are derived from Rohini Anand’s own experience of leading global DEI transformation work across multiple organizations, as well as  interviews with more than sixty-five leaders from a variety of industries. This is a one of a kind book to explicitly detail how to take local histories, laws and practices into account in DEI transformation work while promoting social justice worldwide. 

Available to buy now!

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More than just a book...

To celebrate the launch of her book, Dr. Anand has created a series of resources that we hope you find useful.

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On Dec 14 at 10am EST, Dr. Anand will be hosting a 1 hour live virtual Q&A session to answer your key DEI questions.