Diversity in the workplace: How to lead as an ally

posted on March 25, 2021

February 23, 2021


With diverse companies more likely to win top talent, improve customer loyalty and employee satisfaction, the benefits of building inclusive workplaces are endless. But how do leaders embed inclusivity into their thinking and behaviour, and by extension, the thoughts, words and deeds of their organisation as a whole?

According to author and Global Leadership Development professional La’Wana Harris, the challenges are significant, but leaders can set out their approach to embracing inclusive leadership by adopting three important principles:

1) Leveraging power and privilege to enable inclusion
2) Becoming a thoughtful and effective ally for underrepresented groups
3) Embedding inclusive behaviours into everyday business

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