Episode 33: Inclusion doesn’t have to be difficult – Paul Sesay, Founder & CEO, The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers
Paul Sesay describes the challenges he overcame that fuelled his passion for diversity, inclusion and belonging. As creator of The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and National Diversity Awards, Paul shares the best practice he has seen over the decades, and across a multitude of markets.
Explaining why C-suite leadership and sponsorship is key to success, Paul also describes the simple things every colleague can do to foster a culture of belonging, advocating for the simplest, and most impactful of all: help the person next to you.
Here’s a snapshot of a few things we talked about:
[4:00] Looking at inclusion as a whole – not just following the fads
[7:20] Language matters: the word ‘belonging’
[13:41] Help the person next to you!
[16:20] Why the Chief Executive is key – D&I professionals are not miracle workers!
[21:00] An example of incredible talent and change from the National Diversity Awards
[23:00] Strong networks and C-Suite sponsors - ensuring people aren’t just talking to themselves
[25:00] Examples of best practice from the Top 50 Inclusive Employers list
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