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HRD Network: Ask Me Anything: DEI&B - How I Fostered a Culture of Belonging?

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Ask Me Anything: DEI&B – How I Fostered a Culture of Belonging? By fostering a sense of belonging, organisations can actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, leading to improved employee engagement and satisfaction. Whether employees truly feel like they belong to an organisation determines how committed and connected an individual can be. This DEI&B Ask […]

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Ask Me Anything: DEI&B – How I Fostered a Culture of Belonging?

By fostering a sense of belonging, organisations can actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, leading to improved employee engagement and satisfaction. Whether employees truly feel like they belong to an organisation determines how committed and connected an individual can be. This DEI&B Ask Me Anything session will explore ways to create a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and included, regardless of their differences.

This forty-five-minute ‘Ask Me Anything’ session format will comprise of an introduction focused on what belonging means to both our panellists. We will then explore how they have made an impact on their former and current organisations. To close, the final 15 minutes will be used for a no holds barred Q&A so you too can spearhead a culture of belonging. This will ensure our panellists answer any pressing questions you may have.

Panellists:

  • Simran Kumar Anand – Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Accenture
  • Micaela Cook – Senior Director, Inclusivity, Diversity & Belonging at Ciena

This is why belonging is so important to both our panellists:

Simran has over twenty years of experience as a talent strategist specialising in inclusion & diversity (I&D), culture change, employee experience, people programs, change management, and leadership development. Simran stated that belonging is fundamental to human ingenuity. Feeling seen, safe, courageous, and connected allows humans to be their best selves, both personally and professionally. The best organisational cultures are those where beyond diversity and inclusion, people feel like they belong. This is a fundamental human need, to belong and feel part of something bigger than yourself.

Micaela has over twenty years of experience in external marketing, corporate communications, strategic development, and internal employee communications across broad and diverse audience groups. Micaela expressed that as human beings, we are driven by two fundamental conditions – we want to be around other people – and, that those people care about us. This sense of belonging is grounded in a primitive reason for survival.

Join us on Tuesday 21st February 10:30am GMT for forty-five minutes of unique insights. If you are interested, make sure you register your spot on the Ask Me Anything session place here.

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