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The Uplifting Impact Podcast is a platform that fosters dynamic conversations around the intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership. Directing our conversations are Uplifting Impact’s Chief Change Agent, Deanna Singh, and Chief Information Officer, Justin Ponder. Both are renowned thought leaders, teachers and consultants within the DEI space and are known for the ability to teach difficult lessons in gentle ways that inspire change and innovation within organizations.

Our mission is to provide actionable insights and wisdom from various leaders, executives, consultants as well as entrepreneurs. We’ve had industry leaders from companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Ford, Kohl’s and more come on board to share their expertise within the DEI space.

If we inspire one listener and leave them with ideas of how they can improve their DEI leadership and life skills, we consider that the ultimate accomplishment.


Creating a Global DEI Strategy and Why It's Important

Posted by Michelle Abendroth | Mar 17, 2022 9:04:04 AM

Raj Verma has over 25 years of global HR transformation and change leadership experience and currently is responsible for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Culture and Employee Experience at Sanofi. Raj is determined to make an impact in the workplace where all Sanofians feel included, engaged and proud to belong. Ultimately, Raj wants them to enjoy a seamless, positive and purposeful experience no matter where they are in the world and to feel equally connected to the communities in which they live and serve.

In this episode, Justin and Raj discuss what it means to have global DEI strategies organization-wide, and what the implementation looks like within different regions. Raj talks about some of the most important lessons he has learned about HR and DEI over his career, the importance of humility in building teams, having difficult conversations, and the role of humility in decision-making. Raj shares that the work of DEI is really just beginning, and he is excited to see where it goes. To connect with Raj, find him on LinkedIn at: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rajver123

Topics In This Episode

  • Embracing change and having adaptability

  • A successful strategy for creating teams

  • Finding tools to foster engagement

  • Getting comfortable with being bold as a leader

  • Climatizing yourself for different environments

  • Looking at what is possible in the pharma-industry from the lens of DEI.


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Written by Michelle Abendroth

Michelle is a co-owner of Roth Media and helps podcasters achieve more with their shows.

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