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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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