May 13, 2022
How to Create a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace with DE&I Champion Wema Hoover
*Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important values in the workplace because they foster a work environment that is fair and inclusive. They also benefit employees by making them feel valued and appreciated. Studies have shown that workplaces with greater diversity, equity, and inclusion have lower turnover rates, better communication among employees, and stronger morale. In recent years, as the world becomes ever more interconnected, there seems to have been an increased focus on DE&I. In this episode, I talk with Wema Hoover, a DE&I champion.
*About the Interviewee:
*Wema Hoover has dedicated her career to being a culture change agent advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across global markets through a systems thinking approach driving organizational change and development in people, processes, and products. Her deep experience spans multinational enterprises such as Google, Pfizer, Sanofi, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and PwC, with a high degree of cultural awareness after living in Europe and working across the US, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. As a DE&I champion and thought leader, Wema served as a member of the Coqual (Center for Talent Innovation) Hidden Brain Drain Task Force and is a sought-after speaker on culture and DE&I topics for organizations including The Conference Board, Working Mother, and Diversity Best Practices. Wema holds a Master of Science in human resource management and a master’s-level certificate in organizational change management, both from New School University. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rutgers University and a certification as a global professional in human resources (GPHR).
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