In the pursuit of fostering diversity and inclusion within organizations, we often turn to Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) as the catalysts for change.
However, recent findings have challenged our assumptions about their effectiveness.
Did you know that companies with CDOs scored lower on diversity metrics?
It's time to rethink the role of CDOs and embrace shared responsibility for driving inclusion.
So, how can we effectively redefine the role of Chief Diversity Officers while empowering junior-level employees to initiate positive changes?
In this episode, Lily Zheng deep dives into the findings of this recent study on CDOs and diversity metrics, providing thought-provoking insights and actionable strategies. From navigating personal challenges to advocating for inclusivity, they inspire us to challenge the status quo and drive impactful change.
Are you ready to be part of the movement? Tune in to the Uplifting Impact podcast and listen to Lily Zheng's transformative episode today. Let's embrace shared responsibility and co-create inclusive workplaces that uplift everyone. Together, we can make a difference.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Lily Zheng's personal experiences of not feeling like belonging, starting in high school and college, and the motivation to create better systems and spaces for everyone
Lily's role as a truth-teller in organizations, providing objective feedback and helping organizations make progress toward their goals
What are Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs)?
What are the roles of Chief Diversity Officers?
Shortcomings of CDO roles
How can junior-level employees create a positive DEI impact
Treating everyone equally vs. recognizing differences
Lily Zheng's books
Lily Zheng's Website - https://lilyzheng.co/home/
Connect with Lily on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lilyzheng308
DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right: https://www.amazon.com/DEI-Deconstructed-No-Nonsense-Guide-Doing/dp/1523002778
Reconstructing DEI: A Practitioner's Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-DEI-Practitioners-Lily-Zheng/dp/1523006064
Deanna’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannasingh/
Justin Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-po%E2%80%A6
Uplifting Impact Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/upliftingimpact/
Uplifting Impact YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNs1RS6JqrU7BHeOc5W6SbQ
Uplifting Impact Website: https://www.upliftingimpact.com/?hsLang=en
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