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Week 27: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies & "Inclusion Revolution" Part 2

Again here we are for Part 2 of Inclusion Revolution and I am taking notes and highlighting sections to re-read later. If I could sum this book up in a few words it would be to pause, reflect and take action. If I had to choose a favourite chapter it would be "Get to the Heart of Accountability." Accountability is something that I am always striving for and creating measurable goals is the only way that this work gets done. If you do not have accountability you have nice fluffy language that surprising a lot of people get really excited about except for your employees who see through this.⁠

Daisy provides examples of what to do around accountability as Equity, Diversity and Inclusion isn't just the CEO's responsibility.⁠

🔆 For a non-manager:⁠

I critically question and reject negative stereotypes of my colleagues⁠

🔆 If you are a people manager:⁠

I proactively cultivate diverse networks within my organization and social circle, considering new voices, perspectives and ideas.⁠

🔆 If you are an executive leader:⁠

I refuse to frame our equity, diversity and inclusion journey to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as a battle between whiteness and blackness, us versus them.⁠

She has many more examples and practical solutions that go deeper including the topic of courageous conversations. At TransLink in September 2021 we started to hold courageous conversations facilitated by employees on different topics from privilege to work/life integration. The facilitated part was recorded so it could be reviewed later and then we went into discussion. The feedback has been very positive and we are going to be starting year 2 in September.⁠

Daisy also makes reference to other EDI books that I haven't read before so I cant wait to get "The Person You Mean To Be: How Good People Fight Bias" by Dolly Chugh⁠

I am so grateful and appreciative of the years of wisdom and knowledge Daisy Auger-Dominguez has put into Inclusion Revolution. This will be given out to friends for birthdays and holidays. ⁠

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