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Diversity should be a business imperative because it impacts the bottom line. Organisations tend to see it though as a task to be completed. However, diversity extends beyond being just a checkbox, instead, it is an ongoing process within a company. If businesses understand the whole area of diversity, they benefit by having more productive staff and lower employee turnover.
In today’s episode, Jackie Ferguson, the Director of Multicultural Programming at Walk West, joins us to talk about the impact and value of diversity. Jackie is a certified diversity expert and she gives us advice on how to convince management to implement change in an organisation. She also talks about the behaviours and biases displayed by people.
If you are interested in creating diversity in the workplace, check out these episode highlights and tune in to the show!
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Jackie’s Passion for Diversity
- Types of Diversity
- Getting Management to Focus on Diversity
- Implementing Change
- The Ongoing Process in Diversity
- Diversity As A Value
- Acceptable and Unacceptable Behaviour
- Unconscious Bias and First Impressions
- Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion
- Walk West’s Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Course
- Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Jackie Ferguson is the Director of Multicultural Programming at Walk West in North Carolina. She managed multi-million dollar accounts while working in sales and marketing for large corporations. She is also a certified diversity expert.
Connect with Jackie through The Diversity Movement’s website and sign up for their upcoming online course, Diversity Beyond the Checkbox.
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