In this interview I got a chance to connect with Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, co-founder of Black in Events and Diversity Ally, and Founder & Director of EventMind. Ashanti takes us through the importance of having an inclusive workplace in the events industry.

 

Episode Highlights

  • Many event organizations need to work on being more diverse and more inclusive.
  • Diversity Ally provides consultancy in terms of organizations to help them become more diverse.
  • Most of the diversity work that is needed in the industry is a mindset approach vs solutions oriented. This work is more about changing the attitudes, beliefs, ideas and ways of doing things.
  • Companies should be ethically diverse and inclusive in the way that they get their results.
  • To have a conversation with your organization, consider doing a blind survey or hire a hire a diversity and inclusion specialist to facilitate.
  • If you are appointing a diversity committee, ensure that its members build trust and respect with others outside of the committee. Also ensure they have the necessary skillset to have important discussions needed.
  • After you listen and learn, consider your next steps in your organization and make a plan to move forward for change.

 

Links and Resources

Book Club – More Than Enough
EventMind
Diversity Ally
Black in Events

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P.S. Want more tips on being diverse in the workplace, check out this podcast episode too.

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