As I reflect back on the first season of the podcast, it’s become clear to me that systemic change starts with personal change. I believe true inclusion and equity requires sacrificing some of our self-interests, like power, position, even profit. The question is – are we willing to make change happen, if it means changing and sacrificing ourselves?
In this season finale, I share my thoughts on the “business case” and the costs of true inclusion, equity and diversity; why inclusion policies and training are not enough; and what’s next for Changing Lenses. (The podcast will take a short hiatus, but will be back in 2021!)
In this episode
Reflecting on the journey so far
The big question: are we willing to do what it takes to change?
The “business case” is the side effect, not the reason, for inclusion, equity and diversity
Having inclusion and equity in more than name only is going to cost us something
My personal experience of inclusion policy vs. practice
It’s not about whether you say you believe in inclusion, equity and belonging. It’s what you do to make it happen – or not.
Looking ahead to 2021 and Season Two
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What Words Can't Describe, by Vlad Gluschenko
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