Working in the Diversity & Inclusion space isn’t easy. From the sheer scale of your scope to getting support for D&I initiatives from leadership, it can feel like an uphill battle – especially if you’re new to the role.
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We joined Thriving Talent and three expert panelists to talk about their learnings around working towards more diverse, inclusive work cultures – uncovering three ways to be a stronger D&I leader. Here are some of their key takeaways:
Networking: advice for building support
- To get leaders onside, get to know what drives them: D&I is a people-focused endeavour, so take the time to learn more about your leaders. What connects you with them, what drives them to succeed?
- Present your case like any other business challenge: source and share data, research, case studies, and personal testimonials to show how your initiatives will support and align with business priorities.
- Take a reciprocal, relational approach: it’s all about give and take. Be clear about the benefits to them, and be open and honest in your approach – it’s the best way to build a lasting relationship based on trust.
- Don’t be accusatory: take people where they are: it’s easy to feel frustrated and even angry when people don’t understand why this matters, but use your emotional intelligence to approach them in a place of mutual understanding.