How to Be an Inclusive Leader
Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive
Equality is an admirable concept. But equity is what counts: establishing a level playing field for all.
A Fortune 500 firm suffered a PR debacle when a victim of anti-gay comments filed a harassment suit against it. The CEO hired Jennifer Brown, a diversity and inclusion consultant and LGBTQ+ advocate, to talk to 25 top executives – all white males – about equity. Some executives belittled and dismissed her information; others kept checking their watches. That happens when you challenge the establishment on equity; progress requires knowing what to do and how to do it. Brown offers a step-by-step guide to help your firm do a good job of handling inclusivity and diversity issues.
About the Author
Host of the podcast The Will to Change, Jennifer Brown is founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), and an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion consultant.
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