Jennifer Brown on the Personal Journey to Be Inclusive
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Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for social equality who helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures.
Her book Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change inspires leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents and empower advocates to drive change that resonates in today’s world. Jennifer’s second book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader, provides a step-by-step guide for the personal and emotional journey we must undertake to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.
In this episode Jennifer and I discuss…
- Self-awareness and some of the truths we need to face to open ourselves to become an inclusive leader
- The difference between performative and authentic allyship and how we can be a more authentic ally in the workplace
- The need to accept that “the work” is messy and if we can embrace failing forward we will grow, learn and become more inclusive
- The importance of organizations preparing the way for their employees to bring their whole self to work
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