A way to reflect on privilege is not so much “I was given advantages over others.” Many of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths, have experienced struggle and challenge, and worked hard to overcome. Instead, … Continue reading On Privilege
I have never once given TikTok any direction, except my Likes and eyeballs. Since day one, I have let the FYP (for you page) deliver an assortment of creative content from around the world. It started out as a lot … Continue reading TikTok #FYP and the Underrepresented
Leadership is a change and learning journey. Here is something to work on in 2022: People, in all their dimensions and intersections. Go back to a time when you were a IC (individual contributor), and someone gave you your first … Continue reading People, in all their dimensions and intersections
Let’s (consciously) examine our own behaviour. Our amygdala, the most ancient part of our brains, the part that manages fight or flight, floods stress hormones into our brain when put in unexpected situations. This happens when we meet people who … Continue reading Overcome Unconscious Bias
This is a story about #bias, #diversity, #privilege – and #change. A few years ago, before I warehoused all my CDs because of I was streaming all my music, I spent some time flipping through the disks and memorializing my purchasing decisions. One thing stuck … Continue reading Women Are Eating The Music World.
I am doing lots of work around diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) at work. I bring my culture lens to it, rather than a policy one. Diversity is a fact. You either have it or you don’t. When you don’t, … Continue reading Lived Experience.
I joined a Microsoft Teams meeting last week and the 10 women in the team were already present, chatting about hoodie fashion, I think. I tried to turn the conversation towards golf shirts, but they weren’t biting. This is a … Continue reading Pedicures, Beers, And Belonging.
I have never thought about myself as a CEO-type. Self-reflectively, I would like to say that is because I am not a psychopath / sociopath. [1% of humanity is born a genetic psychopath; 20% of corporate CEOs appear to be … Continue reading Maybe One Day I’ll Be CEO #IWD2021
COVID times have impacted all of us; buffeted us. Everyone has had to bounce back in some way. We respond. This is the reaction. Hopefully, the response to it has not taken all our energy. There is an opportunity too, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 30: White, Male Privilege.