Jul 23, 2021
This week, Dan Neumann is joined
Nicole Scheffler who is
an Engineering Leader from VMware. Nicole has some passion projects
around the Tech Diva Success collection, including podcasts, books, and
courses, all with diversity as their main component.
Tech is a field that is not
particularly diverse and that is the reason why in today’s episode,
Nicole is sharing the meaning of diversity, inclusion, and equity
and what that might look like in the workplace from an organization
to an individual level.
- What do diversity, inclusion, and equity
- Nicole shares an analogy: Diversity is being
invited to the dance, inclusion is being able to dance and being
asked to dance when you are there, and equity is the feeling that
you belong there.
- Progress happens when everyone has a voice and
is being heard.
- Psychological safety and culture building is
crucial in an organization.
- Innovation is another pillar for
- How are companies handling
- Design thinking is a great way of practicing
- Most organizations have diversity on their
radar, but there is a need to make sure that they are not just
“checking the box.”
- Organizations need to do a statistical analysis
to determine where diversity is broken.
- Ask questions, if you don’t ask, you won’t
- What does sharing perspectives look
- Don’t assume someone’s role.
- Nicole shares some valuable
- What can teams do independently from the
- Ask yourself if you are judging a woman
differently than you do with a man, are you being fair?
- Good leaders take seriously the job of creating
psychologically safe workplaces.
- What can you do to promote diversity and
- Speak up and share resources.
- Evaluate if you have unconscious
- Make sure that your team knows what is
- Be an ally and speak up when something is
Mentioned in this Episode:
Pillars of Success, by Nicole Scheffler
Purl, directed by Kristen Lester and produced by
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