Monique is a great presenter. I attended a conference where she spoke about Gender Bias. It was a very popular session — eye-opening, informative, and also really entertaining.Trish Mulholland
A Woman's Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership
Inclusive Cultures Lead to Innovation. Innovation Leads to Bottom-Line Results.
What is an inclusive culture and why would you want one?
Have you noticed things such as:
- A lack of representation of women (or minorities) in leadership roles?
- Been surprised by employee or customer turnover?
- Teams working in silos therefore creating redundancy or wasted effort?
- Employees who are disengaged or not really motivated?
- Those who are loudest and most vocal get ahead?
Most organizations don’t know:
- How to create real engagement with our employees (they are not staying just for the bonuses!).
- Why it’s important to have the inside of our organization reflect our customer base.
If you can’t answer these questions, you don't have an inclusive culture. And you’re leaving money on the table.
Our competitors gain market share and we don’t know why. Departments don’t collaborate and produce redundant work. Teams are busy competing with each other, instead of competing with the market.
Inclusive cultures create business environments in which employees feel like they matter and their voice is heard. Their contributions are valued and they feel like they are making a real difference. When people matter, they do better work, are more creative, and drive products and solutions that are new and different.
Why Inclusion? You can have the most diverse workforce on planet earth, but if you are not leveraging the diversity you have, you are not taking advantage of your talent pool.
How to Create Inclusion?
Inclusion requires us to become aware that we make assumptions about people and those assumptions can lead us to treat them in a favorable or unfavorable way. When we check our assumptions at the door, we can begin to think more objectively, hence more fairly.
Our business training can help managers and employees spot biases that get in the way of inclusion. Whether it’s gender bias, confirmation bias, or affinity bias, you’ll be able to spot bias before it gets in the way of your business relationships and your bottom-line results.