Transforming Workplace Culture
In this episode, Marina Severinovsky, Head of Sustainability, North America at Schroders, discusses her experience in the field of finance, her transition into the ESG sector, and the importance of empathy. Coming from a family of refugees that fled the Soviet Union, Severinovsky was quickly introduced to the gatekeeping and lack of access to opportunity for those without the right contacts. Rather than given in to defeat, Severinovsky used her origins as inspiration, and was determined to rise above her circumstances. As a result, she deliberately placed herself in environments that developed her strengths, and more importantly, equipped her with the credentials and authority to open the door for others to follow. Severinovsky emphasizes the importance of diversity, confronting conformity to restrictive culture, internal evaluation, and the intentional recognition of personalized experiences. She challenges corporations to go beyond lip service by letting their actions reflect their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion because, “it is not about getting a person in the door, but keeping them there.” Join Severinovsky as she challenges her listeners to lead by example and be vulnerable enough to name and speak up against the issues we face in the workplace.
Tune in for perspectives on:
• Identifying and selecting potential growth opportunities
• The empathetic approach to DEI
• Committing to implementing representation
• Driving inclusion through ESG