Diversity

Inclusive Language creates belonging

7 ways Inclusive Language creates belonging at work

The hot topic of Inclusive Language Recently inclusive language seems to be a hot topic and one that many organisations are asking me to deliver workshops in this area. Particularly for senior leadership leams.  Why is this so important and why does language matter so much?  Creating a culture of inclusion etiquette Inclusion etiquette refers to respectful communication and interaction with people who may not have the same characteristics as someone else.  The principles of inclusion etiquette rely on common…

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LGBTQI+ History Month Michelle Codrington-Rogers

LGBTQI+ History Month

Celebrating LGBTQI+ History Month In today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I talk about LGBTQI+ History Month, and I am delighted to be joined by the wonderful Michelle Codrington-Rogers.    If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from.  About my guest Michelle Codrington-Rogers is a teacher of citizenship at a large school in Oxford.  As a first-generation, UK-born, Vincentian bred she is proud of her family and cultural…

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Body Positivity

Body Positivity and how to be an ally with Sarah-Daisy Burnard

It’s National Obesity Week, so I wanted to take a different perspective and talk about Body Positivity on this week’s episode. To help me with this, I am joined by Sarah-Daisy Burnard who hosts the podcast Shake the Tree.    About my guest Sarah is a 43-year-old mother of 4 with one more on the way. Having grown up in Oxford, she describes herself as a dual heritage having a Mauritian mother and English Jewish father.  Sarah has always felt a…

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Inclusive Leadership is a journey not a final destination

This week I presented at the TetraMap® UK Development Day on inclusive leadership. The presentation followed-on from a paper I co-authored with Anne Clews, Head of Performance Learning at Curium Solutions, entitled Empowering Inclusive Leaders for a Diverse World. In the last five years there has been significant discussion on the topic of Inclusive Leadership. Bothwick and Sweeney’s book Inclusive Leadership published October 2016 followed by Frost and Alidina’s book published this month entitled Building an Inclusive Organisation  shows the…

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BAME Women on Boards

Get on Board: Why diversity on boards matters

This week I attended the University of Leeds Council Meeting, from the other side of the table. What do I mean by this? I used to be a member of Council as a Student Union Officer in 2003-2004. November last year I was asked to become a Council member (equivalent to a trustee). I was filled with joy. You may think, why? Firstly, it was my alma matter, so I was honoured. Secondly, as I run my own business it’s…

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