27. Making Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organizations a Reality ft. Lily Zheng

By Da Eun Kim & Sophia Sun

Many organizations recognize the importance of being diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI), but don't know how to motivate everyone to work together to make that a reality. In this episode, Lily Zheng shares about her career as an organizational consultant, executive coach, author, and design researcher who works with organizations to create healthy, inclusive, and innovative workplaces. We learn about her advocacy work as a student and administrator at Stanford University, and hear her perspective on questions including:How do you respond when people lament that diverse hires "lower the bar"?How can new organizations invest in institutionalized resources that match the size and responsibilities of their organization as it scales? Most media coverage of DEI is about DEI fails. What do you think are the most impactful practices that we should be celebrating?More about Lily Zheng: Zheng is a coauthor of Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace and The Ethical Sellout, she has written for dozens of media outlets, including the New York Times, Quartz at Work, Entrepreneur, and Psychology Today. Zheng frequently speaks at companies such as Google, Affirm, and Entelo. Zheng received her master’s degree in sociology from Stanford University. She also received the Lyons Award for Service, the Outstanding Achievement Award, and the President’s Award for Excellence through Diversity from Stanford University. Recently, she was named in Forbes Magazine's "10 Diversity And Inclusion Trailblazers You Need To Get Familiar With." Articles mentioned in the episode:https://hbr.org/2019/07/its-not-your-coworkers-job-to-teach-you-about-social-issueshttps://hbr.org/2019/10/how-to-show-white-men-that-diversity-and-inclusion-efforts-need-themFollow Lily Zheng:https://twitter.com/lilyzheng308http://lilyzheng.co/https://www.linkedin.com/in/lilyzheng308/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bambooandglass)

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