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Covert Discrimination Part 3: Tokenism: When Your Identity is Welcome and Your Ability is Not

4/17/2018
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This is the third and final part of a three part series exploring subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. As mentioned in the previous episodes, there’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks ... Read More

Duration:00:09:58

Covert Discrimination Part 2: Qualified Compliments & Masked Prejudice

4/10/2018
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This is the second of a three part series exploring subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. As mentioned in the previous episode, there’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks to changing attitudes ... Read More

Duration:00:09:58

Covert Discrimination Part 1: Garlic Bread & The Normalising Gaze

4/3/2018
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This is the first of a three part series on subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. There’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks to changing attitudes and improved legislation; however many covert ... Read More

Duration:00:11:37

Diversity and Authenticity: Why Employees May Hesitate to Open Up About Themselves

3/27/2018
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The need to be authentic in the workplace is one of the most compelling reasons that I encounter for people wanting to join employee resource groups. Today, I’m going to be talking about the challenges of authenticity in the workplace, some of the challenges experienced by individuals and some potential solutions that you may find useful. In todays show I ... Read More

Duration:00:11:26

Why Having a Babyface Helps Black Leaders in the Workplace

3/20/2018
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One of the things that we know is that in order to make it to the top of an organisation, the way you look matters. The evidence says that some of the superficial things count. This matters more if you’re female, disabled or from a minority group of any description. Today, I’m going to be talking about some interesting research ... Read More

Duration:00:11:29

George Selvanera: Building Disability Smart Organisations

3/13/2018
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Today I’m speaking with George Selvanera. George is a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist with a particular focus on Ability/Disability within the workplace. George provides strategic and consultant advice for organisations trying to become more inclusive, he’s worked in some fascinating international roles including work to influence legislation for the Central Government of Papua New Guinea and he was the Director ... Read More

Duration:00:38:59

Book Review : One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality

3/6/2018
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This week is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In recognition of International Women’s Day: Today I’m going to address a relevant topic by providing a brief book review that talks about Allies. The book is called: One: How ... Read More

Duration:00:15:49

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Representation, Leadership & Employee Resource Groups

2/27/2018
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Today, I want to talk about the representation of minority groups within the workplace. This is a key concern for organisations that are trying to become more inclusive but it’s become a hot topic because of the release of the Black Panther movie, which draws attention to how black people are represented in the media as a whole. In todays ... Read More

Duration:00:11:46

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion Climates

2/20/2018
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Today, I want to talk Diversity & Inclusion Climates. I’ve been travelling a lot recently and I’ve been reminded about how different the climate is in different parts of the world. I started to think about how diversity and inclusion climates also vary between different organisations and wanted to explore what this actually meant. In todays show I discuss several ... Read More

Duration:00:11:10

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Delivering through Diversity: A Review Of The Follow Up Study To “The McKinsey Report”

2/13/2018
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Today, I want to talk about the McKinsey Report: Delivering Through Diversity. This is a study that you can think of as the follow up to the celebrated Diversity Matters report from 2015. As discussed previously, the 2015 report is one of the most cited sources that is used to justify the business case for diversity in organisations. I dedicated ... Read More

Duration:00:15:09

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

2/5/2018
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Today, I want to talk Intersectionality. In my experience, Intersectionality is a potential mine field, because it’s one of those terms that is thrown around casually by people in the field of Diversity & Inclusion but is rarely explained or discussed thoroughly. The only people I consistently hear discuss Intersectionality in a meaningful way are academics but as you can ... Read More

Duration:00:11:48

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Employee Resource Groups, Corporate Websites & Engagement

1/30/2018
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Today, I want to talk about how employee resource groups are presented on corporate websites and how a number of common practices could be damaging their efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. Organisations are falling over themselves to show that they are committed to diversity and inclusion and one of the ways they achieve this is through representations of ... Read More

Duration:00:11:52

Women’s Employee Resource Groups: Prevalent, Highly Subscribed & Effective

1/22/2018
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Today, I want to talk about women’s employee resource groups, previously on this podcast we’ve talked about how they seem to be the largest, well funded and well supported employee resource group in any organisation. What’s more a recent report from New York based online platform Fairy Godboss suggests that women’s employee resource groups are both powerful and effective. I ... Read More

Duration:00:14:33

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: 2017 Review & 2018 Predictions

12/19/2017
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Today, I give a brief review of 2017 and then make some predictions for 2018 based on some patterns and trends that I’ve noticed. In todays show I’m going to discuss several things including My quick review of 2017 My predictions for 2018 My big plans for the future and much much more Here’s some of what I share in ... Read More

Duration:00:13:11

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Diversity, Inclusion & Jargon

12/12/2017
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Today, I want to talk about a persistent issue that keeps turning up on the show. It’s the issue of language, the issue of Jargon. In general, Business leaders have a bad reputation for using unnecessary jargon in the workplace. However, when it comes to matters of Diversity & Inclusion it seems that jargon is raised to a whole new ... Read More

Duration:00:12:49

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Identity Work & Employee Resource Groups

12/5/2017
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Today, I want to talk about one an interesting concept that is at the heart of why individuals both seek out and avoid employee resource groups. I want to talk about identity work. Once we go through it, you’re going to realise that it’s something that everyone does but in this episode it will become clear that some people have ... Read More

Duration:00:09:43

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: The Core Functions of An Employee Resource Group

11/28/2017
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Today, I want to talk about one of the most common questions that I get asked about employee resource groups. I want to talk about the core functions of an employee resource group and why understanding this simple but elegant concept can change the way you experience and manage employee resource groups in your organisation. So in todays show I’m ... Read More

Duration:00:08:44

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: The Resource Groups Podcast 6 Months Old

11/21/2017
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In simple terms, this means I’ll be speaking with people from a variety of disciplines trying to connect the dots in terms of their best practices, habits and other important pieces of information that you can apply in your organisation. This week the podcast is 6 months old, this is a genuine milestone for me so in todays show I’m ... Read More

Duration:00:10:27

Fernando Serpa: Employee Resource Groups: Awards, Communities & Evolution

11/14/2017
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Today I’m speaking with Fernando Serpa. Fernando is the Executive Director of the Association of ERG and Diversity Councils. He has over 20 years of experience in Diversity & Inclusion and has worked at several high profile organisations including The White House and the US Department of Justice. I was recently in Orlando, Florida at the ERG & Diversity & ... Read More

Duration:00:23:32

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Diversity, Inclusion & The Bottom of the Pyramid

11/7/2017
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Today, I want to talk about Diversity, Inclusion and people. Here on this podcast, our strong belief is that people are the most important part of any organisation and the truth about Diversity & Inclusion is that when it’s done properly we should expect it to have a direct impact on the work-based experiences of people who aren’t able to ... Read More

Duration:00:08:26

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