Moving Past Passion and Utilizing Strategy
In this episode, Natalie Edwards, Global Chief Diversity Officer at National Grid, highlights the impact of expertise in DEI initiatives. Her insights on DEI prompt change agents to examine their current inclusion strategy and ask the important question: “What does diversity mean and look like for our company?” Natalie encourages Chief Diversity Officers to become experts in their field and understand that diversity is not a box to be checked, but rather a topic to be studied to produce lasting change in corporate culture. Natalie shares how we must push past passion and outspoken characteristics, specifying that the ability to understand why diversity is needed does not automatically equip individuals with the role qualifications to effectively implement inclusion strategies. Natalie also emphasizes that organizations have to be more intentional about understanding that diversity is not a “one size fits all '' model and focus on what areas must be prioritized to advance company culture. Join Natalie as she challenges her audience to examine the skill set needed for diversity leaders.
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