Uncovering Your Authentic Self: Good for You and Your Business/Organization
Thu, February 9, 2017
It has been many years since the diversity and inclusion revolution swept the corporate world. Today, most Fortune 500 companies have a diversity and inclusion officer who oversees a variety of programs and initiatives focused on the needs of a diverse workforce. Yet, a look at hard numbers at the top suggests that full inclusion remains elusive. Why have inclusion programs stalled? One answer is that these initiatives have not lived up to the core ideal of inclusion, which is to allow individuals to bring their authentic selves to work. Deborah Cole will share findings from a study conducted in conjunction with the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion that hypothesizes that everyone has an authentic self and that a culture of greater authenticity might benefit all individuals, including the straight White men who have traditionally been left out of the inclusion paradigm.
Deborah Cole is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital practice . She specializes in complex global transformation projects and has extensive experience with large businesses, transformation projects spanning mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, strategic change, organization design and systems implementation initiatives. She has led the Dallas Women’s Initiative for the past 4 years. She brings over 25 years of experience working with companies as they plan and execute large transformations. In addition, she has led the Dallas Women’s Initiative for the past 4 years.