Mind the Inclusion Gap

By Suzy Levy

How good allies can bridge the divide between talking diversity and taking action

Campaigns | Feminism
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Publication date: May 2023

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Diversity programmes are everywhere. From reverse mentoring to sponsorship, target setting and leadership programmes, interventions in this space are abundant. But are they working? After decades of diversity effort, what has actually changed?

Despite an immense amount of focus, women still earn only a percentage of what their male counterparts receive and the upper echelons of leadership – in sport, politics, business and government – are, for the most part, not that different from when we began our journey. A handful of organisations and individuals are leading the way but, on the whole, our diversity efforts are moving at a glacial pace. Homophobia, transphobia, racism and misogyny remain stubbornly pervasive – meanwhile many inclusion programmes do more to create negativity toward the diversity agenda than they do to create measurable and lasting change.

So, what are we doing wrong? Or better yet, what should we be doing differently if we want to drive different outcomes?

While most of us are curious about diversity, and some would go so far as to call ourselves allies, very few of us are skilled in inclusion. Instead, we double down on being nice and hope it will be enough. In the absence of skills in this space, we allow our moral compasses and our instincts towards kindness to ground us. But these very honourable traits may harm as much as they help.

This book is for anyone who wants to dive into the complex task of supporting diversity. It will build your confidence and practical know-how to help you navigate the polarised and divisive issues we face in the workplace and in the world. It will give the reader everyday skills to move from talking about diversity to taking action and allow them to play a meaningful role in shaping an inclusive future.

  • Approximately 70,000 words and 300 pages
  • YOUR Q&As can be included in the book
  • By Suzy Levy, an MD with more than 20 years of experience delivering complex changes for large global organisations

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