In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Janice Gassam Asare, an expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion, to discuss how we can create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive in the workplace!
Join us as we discuss the need for more nuanced programming that addresses the specific needs of women with multiple marginalized identities, and the importance of involving women in decision-making processes and creating accountability measures to address inequitable behavior. Our conversation also explores the role of individuals in creating a culture of inclusion and how to support employees' passion projects and side hustles, recognizing the importance of creative outlets. We also touch on Dr. Janice's book, "De-Centering Whiteness in the Workplace," which explores the ways whiteness is prioritized in workplace systems and structures.
If you’re looking for practical strategies to foster a culture of inclusion where women can thrive, this episode is for you.
02:01 Dr. Janice Gassam Asare's journey and work in DEI
03:36 Challenges faced by women in the workplace & the importance of intersectionality
06:19 How to be more thoughtful about intersectional gender equity strategies
07:36 Ways to create a culture of inclusion and value women's specific needs
08:13 The disconnect between an organization's initiatives and the experiences of women
09:38 Finding change agents within an organization to navigate challenging situations
11:35 Dr. Janice's journey of stepping into her voice and the role of LinkedIn in sharing accomplishments
13:56 Embracing employees' entrepreneurial aspirations and nurturing their passions
18:28 Closing workplace gaps through education and accountability measures
19:57 The importance of dismantling systemic barriers and creating authentic belonging
25:15 Dr. Janice's upcoming book "De-Centering Whiteness in the Workplace"
30:21 How to be better allies to other women by interrogating internalized oppressive beliefs
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