It’s a topic we all want some solutions for but feel unsure how to get there and make everyone happy, welcomed and included. It’s complicated. There are a lot of players with different motivations and assumptions. And then there are the differences in generation, gender, and the very definition of “Diversity and Inclusion” makes the journey to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive kind of tough. Why are we still feeling that way even though we have a tremendous amount of data about how diversity is critical to business success and growth? What kind of leaders does it take to solve this?
When you hear so much about a conference such as South by Southwest (SXSW) before your first trip, you start to wonder: How much of all the hype is true? Is this going to be worth my time? Is this worth anyone’s time? Why in the world do thousands of people around the world keep showing up for 30 years? What should I expect to get out of it? What questions am I not asking?
What Made You Want To Go Into The Nonprofit/Social Purpose Sector?
It all started when I felt stuck, despite having my dream career. I was working in nuclear nonproliferation but the lack of creativity in my job had made me risk-averse. I couldn’t remember the last time I created something on my own because I wanted to.
It wasn’t until I integrated creativity into my daily routine that things changed. My productivity skyrocketed, I got promoted and I was able to share new insights and perspectives with top clients.