It’s easy to fall into the trap of rote thinking when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Appoint a Chief Diversity Officer? Good idea. Diversity training, why not? Encourage some Employee Resource Groups. Take a (quick) look at the state of pay equity. Release a statement deploring gender inequality and systemic racism, and supporting LGBTQ rights.
Job done? Not according to Dr. Lauren Tucker, who provided us with an extensive interview this week (see below) which challenges us to think first about inclusion and equity, then about diversity.