Keynote Speaker on Diversity and Inclusion
What is meant by Diversity and Inclusion?
Diversity’ in the workplace refers to unique characteristics in people along the lines of gender, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, age, ethnicities, races, geographical locations, cultures, class, physical and mental abilities, etc.
Here, ‘Inclusion’ is the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”
What is the difference between diversity & inclusion?
Diversity and inclusion are two interconnected concepts—but they are far from interchangeable. Diversity is about representation of an entity. Inclusion is about how well the contributions, presence and perspectives of different groups of people are valued and integrated into an environment where many different genders, races, nationalities, and sexual orientations and identities are present.
The crucial connections that attract diverse talent, encourage their participation, foster innovation will not be possible without inclusion and hinder business growth.
What is an inclusive workplace?
The goal of inclusive workplace is to create a consistently high-trust experience for everyone, the very human acts of acknowledgment, inclusion, dignity and compassion, no matter who they are.
It helps the people feel they belong and that their unique talents matter and individual needs are cared by their colleagues and leaders. This increases the agility and potential of the organisation.
An Organization can formulate sessions and programs that help women, LGBT people, and people with disabilities etc. find the path that’s right for where they are in their lives and careers and offer a healthy psychological workplace which can leverage elicit real change
Importance of Keynote speaker for sessions on Diversity and Inclusion
The keynote speakers break barriers by exploring power, gender, race, influence, and proper representation. They address employee engagement, corporate responsibility, overall workplace culture, and human resources.
They help to project the importance and involvement of each employee in the organizations and overcome biases.
Some of the benefits are:
- Brings unique perspectives to the organization, empowering to unleash the untapped potential of every employee.
- Growth in self-awareness.
- Advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities
- Delivers engaging, conversational topics with practical application that makes the employees feel empowered, inspiring and transformative and confident to act.
- Encourages the employees to operate outside of their fears to and courageously pursue their passions in life.
E.g. Shruti is handicapped and had an inferiority complex. After attending the session on diversity and inclusion, she felt rejeunavated and confident as she could feel the empathy and care of her peers. This boosted her performance and productivity.
Let us understand the impact of sessions by Keynote Speaker on the participants:
Impact and effects
Educate employees about inclusion at the workplace
Companies can schedule cultural training and diversity workshops.Goal would be to end unconscious bias by educating employees on the importance of everyone’s inclusion.
Creating inclusive workplace culture through rethinking workforce sessions
|Through sessions the employees get better picture of the diversity inclusion in their organisations and their benefits; as many employees carry the stigma of belonging from a community and have faced some kind of discrimination.
Communicate inclusion goals and measure progress
|To ensure that inclusion goals are met, the keynote speaker creates an interactive session and assists to make the work environment free of any unconscious bias.
Awareness of differences to make everyone feel included
|Sessions with significance like Women’s day, International Day of disabled persons, etc. by inviting a keynote speaker.To promote women on skill-based assessment.Importance of equal representation of women in managementTo advocate the workforce and give opportunities for employees who seek to help out communities that face the brunt of discrimination daily and creating empathy
Diversity and inclusion communication through session/workshop
|Your company culture shouldn’t just practice inclusion. It should encourage open conversations too.The keynote speaker through communication encourage the participants to voice their opinions, ideas, beliefs, and any experience of prejudice in the organization.
Hence to conclude; Diversity without inclusion is a story of missed opportunities of employees so used to being overlooked that they no longer share ideas and insights. But diversity with inclusion provides a potent mix of talent retention and engagement. Storytelling sessions and workshop connects the inner feeling of the participants and creates empathy. Consequently, there will be a boom in innovation, higher cooperation, and increased employee engagement.