Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Talk Less, Do More

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signals the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team. Diversity and inclusion, although often used interchangeably, are actually distinct yet complementary concepts. We cannot succeed at an inclusive workplace without diversity and vice versa. Understanding what these concepts mean and implementing actionable structures are important steps contributing to the success and strength of an organization.

What can leadership in a company do to foster real diversity and inclusion? It is time for less talking and more action. Join us for a discussion on how to create an environment in the workplace where people feel included and valued for the differences they bring to the table.

This event is the first in a series designed by Diversify to center Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We are happy to partner with HerSpace and Business for Peace on this important and timely topic. We look forward to seeing you!

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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