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To celebrate the launch of my book Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, I'm delighted to share this monthly interview series of wide ranging conversations with industry leaders about their DEI journeys.

Alain Morize
Senior Vice President, Energy and Resources for Sodexo US 

I am excited that in this month's Learn From Leaders interview, I am joined by Alain Morize, Senior Vice President, Energy and Resources for Sodexo US. Alain was instrumental in localizing a global change strategy pushing for the hiring of women in one of the world’s most conservative cultures – Saudi Arabia.

 

Alain’s approach disrupted the status quo—using his outsider status to push for increased hiring of women— whilst inviting regional leaders, insiders those with local knowledge, even those most resistant, to propose fundamental changes to women’s career opportunities.

 

How did Alain understand and respect the local context and their specific cultural values and simultaneously push for change? What was the reaction of regional leaders to his actions and how did he mitigate resistance at the local level? Find out in this video!

I hope you gain some interesting insights from this conversation. Let me know your thoughts in the newly established DEI LinkedIn group. Learn more about my book, including pre-order information here.

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Mark McLane
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing for M&G

With June celebrating Pride month, I recognised that Barclays has been particularly successful in nuancing their LGBTQ strategy across different regions. In this video I speak with Mark McLane, former Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays PLC, a UK based consumer and investment bank. 

 

Our conversation is focused on LGBTQ addressing questions such as:   

 

  • What advice do you have for those leading LGBTQ inclusion around the world, particularly in countries that are not LGBTQ friendly?

 

  • While Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual focus more on sexual orientation, trans is more encompassing and focused more on gender expression and gender identity. What are your thoughts on grouping these subgroups together, each with very different experiences and journeys? 

 

I hope you gain some interesting insights from this conversation. Let me know your thoughts in the newly established DEI LinkedIn group. Learn more about my book, including pre-order information here.