Understanding Diversity and Inclusion part 2: Gender

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Diversity and Inclusion is a hot topic right now in business. Most organizations have various initiatives designed to boost diversity and create inclusion within their companies culture. As the world population is growing towards 8 billion people, and it’s increasingly easy to communicate with those who are different from us, this work may be more important than ever. Diversity and Inclusion, or D&I for short, frame the work we do at Leadership Vision around Strengths. It helps to tell the story of investing in people, teams, and culture, so all can thrive.

Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Dr. Linda Schubring again about the important topic of Diversity and Inclusion as it relates to gender. Linda begins the conversation with a short about her work at Aeritae Consulting around gender diversity. She then shares some low hanging fruit about how to implement these ideas in your environnent. Next, Linda and I wrestle with some of these things and flesh them out a bit. In addition to being one of our consultants at Leadership Vision, Linda is also the VP of Employee Experience at Aeritae. Aeritae has been a client of ours since 2010, and we have an amazingly close relationship with them. For nearly a decade, we’ve been on this Strengths-Based journey together in many ways, highlighting in what’s best in people. So, this is the context by which we’re framing this three-part series. This is part two.

Part of why we decided to record these conversations is because Linda noticed a lot of these D&I initiatives have been solely focused within the realm of HR. There’s often a lot of politics and politicking that go into these things, and we thought maybe it didn’t need to be that way. Linda wanted to inject our voice and approach that has tackled D&I pursuits subversively at first, but very intentionally and effectively.

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Where are you with this conversation about gender? We’d be curious to hear from you about your thoughts on some of the low hanging fruit Linda mentioned. From a personal and professional level, what influences your views on this idea of diversity and inclusion when it comes to the genders? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this, so drop us a line or leave a comment here and join the conversation.

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