In a political environment where people draw barriers between work and life, our failure to speak on “external” issues will inevitably lead us to be silent, despite a talent force that expects diversity and corporate social responsibility. In the session, our speaker will address why we must speak up on issues that affect those in our organizations and conflict with our stated values and commitment to diversity, and how to do so effectively to advance diversity and inclusion.


  • The intersection between inclusion, belonging and giving visibility to so-called external events and tragedies;
  • Effective processes to create a culture of leaning in to difficult conversations on diversity & inclusion;
  • How approaching external issues and controversies impacts creating high performing teams and the overall Diversity and Inclusion strategy of an organization.