Today, many Fortune 500 organizations are making visible progress on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Nevertheless, the 2020 health pandemic and economic downturn has resulted in younger employees, women and people of color being affect far more than others (WEF report 2020). This has led to outbursts of social unrest in 2020, and for many organizations to assess equity, fairness and inclusive leadership more openly. Organizations, teams, and individuals each play a clear role in addressing equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as fairness. This affects their brand, the community they operate in, employee engagement, and so much more.
In this practice focused session, we will address the on-going important topic of biases, stereotypes, and micro-inequities, and add the conversation of Allyship and Advocacy. We will hear via best practices and peer to peer exchanges what organizations, teams and individuals are doing to proactively address stereotypes and biases, coupled with allyship and advocacy, and how this combination accelerates inclusive, fair and equitable working environments.
Together, through interactive conversation, we will explore why addressing biases and fostering allies and advocates is so important for employees, customers, stakeholders and partners. We will discuss how to step up, visibly and verbally, and thereby enhance inclusive working environments, fairness and equity. Finally, we will discuss 5 tangible steps busy managers can adopt on a daily basis to embed inclusion and enhance inclusive leadership.