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How organizations can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion
How organizations can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion

It's no surprise that fair, equitable, and respectful practices bolster engagement and motivation in the workplace. Being inclusive is, quite simply, the right thing to do. But we're notoriously bad at it. Why? As Ruchika Tulshyan explains in her new book, "Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work," inclusion doesn't just happen: it takes attention, awareness, and regular practice. It takes real work, and there isn't a simple 5-step plan for building a suddenly and permanently inclusive organization.

Tulshyan takes us to the specific intersection of gender and racial bias, as experienced by women of color in the workplace. She explains the importance of using leadership privilege for good by exposing bias (women of color have more to lose by speaking up), and why the popular concept of "leaning in" doesn't work (but dismantling structural bias does). Tulshyan offers best practices that encourage leaders and organizations of all kinds to promote inclusion and diversity. It's possible, she argues, by creating psychological safety and trust, and through continuous practice.

Tulshyan is joined at this Town Hall Seattle event by author Ijeoma Oluo, who penned the forward for the book.


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