#002 In our second episode, we’re very honored to be welcoming renowned diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) thought-leader, and former SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, Dr. Rohini Anand.
She comes to speak to us about her newly published book: Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This is not an additional academic book on the matter of DEI, it is a view from the trenches, based on the lived experiences of the author. This practical guide offers five proven principles for multinational companies to advance DEI transformation with a nuanced understanding of local contexts across countries and cultures.
Listen to this episode for a sneak peak into Rohini’s learnings and teachings, as she combines them to the story of her personal journey going from being part of the majority in her native India, to part of the minority in the USA where she pursued her studies and career.
Rohini also shares with us her missteps and the lessons she’s learnt along the way, as challenges on the road have proven to be the most frustrating, yet the most rewarding aspects of the job.
Finally, Rohini Anand shares with us her call to action for both individuals and organizations: be disruptive, and do it boldly!
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To purchase Rohini Anand’s book, visit: https://www.rohinianand.com/
Do not hesitate to follow Rohini Anand on LinkedIn and on Twitter (@rohinianandphd) to continue following her journey as a DEI leader.
Fact-check note: It was mentioned in this episode that France erased the word “race” from the first article of its constitution in 2018. While Members of Parliament unanimously voted for that change in 2018, the constitutional reform bill never fully went through Parliament, and France’s Constitution remains unchanged to this date.