How can multinational companies implement initiatives to make their organizations more inclusive across different countries and cultures?
Dr. Anand's ground-breaking book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations offers five proven principles for multinational companies to sustainably advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) transformation with a nuanced understanding of local contexts across countries and cultures.
Available to buy now!
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.
Former Chairman and CEO
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.
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.
President and CEO
The Conference Board, Inc.
It is easy to fall into the trap of using a single culture world view and replicating what’s worked in one part of the world when transforming your organizational culture to be more inclusive globally. 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 and possibly disrupting existing power dynamics to make their organizations more inclusive? This is the question at the heart of global DEI work. Local relevance–understanding the market and acknowledging local beliefs, regulations, and history–while providing a cohesive framework that provides a consistent global brand and broader accountability, are essential for global success.
Dr. Anand offers practical advice and examples from around the world to help inclusive leaders and DEI change agents to sustainably transform their organizational cultures to be more inclusive. The book helps organizations understand local nuances, create a compelling rationale for change, influence leaders to become inclusion advocates, embed DEI in their systems, and measure their progress.
Five overarching principles provide a through line for leading global DEI transformation in divergent cultures:
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.
More than just a book...
Dr. Anand has created a series of resources, enabling your DEI efforts to really make a difference: