We, as human beings, are hardwired for belonging and we are currently revolving around a corporate machine that somehow excludes this concept from its value network. We are fighting an asymmetrical war against an unseen enemy that does not worry about diversity, equity, inclusion, or belonging [DEI&B]. To combat this, we need to work towards changing the way we build an organizational culture and also how we hold organizations accountable to their business objectives in the context of DEI&B. Today, my friend Cornelia Shipley and I are talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion for people of color in tech. Cornelia has a saying, “You can’t talk your way out of something you behaved your way into,” and today she’s applying that to the topic we are discussing.
Cornelia is a best-selling author and wrote a book called Design Your Life. She holds an MBA from SMU and is in the process of developing her Ph.D. in Conscious Business Ethics, and her organization team specialized in the retention and advancement of mission-critical talent, including diverse talent. If you have a question about diversity, equity, and inclusion and you want a straight answer, Cornelia is the person to ask!
Stay tuned for today’s episode as we dive into the topic and how Cornelia is working towards a cultural shift to bring change and reformation in the workplace and out.