ProServe IT Podcast: EDIB Initiatives and the Modern CEO with Nancy MacKay
Eric Sugar is the President of ProServeIT, an IT consulting company with 20+ years of experience in digital transformation and technology advisory for various organizations across North America. Eric is joined on this podcast episode by Nancy MacKay, Founder & CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, to discuss “EDIB Initiatives and the Modern CEO,” Eric Sugar and Nancy Mackay explore the importance of fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.
The episode emphasizes treating individuals as human beings and cultivating a judgment-free environment, extending that non-judgment to oneself.
Here are some key takeaways:
Achieving diversity is not enough
Inclusion is the key factor that ensures its success. To foster inclusion, it is crucial to create a safe space where people feel comfortable sharing their stories and experiences.
Collectively embark on the journey towards diversity and inclusion
This involves uncovering and acknowledging personal biases, becoming aware of them, and actively working to overcome them. Encouraging individuals who challenge biases and act as exemplars can create a more inclusive environment.
The importance of taking proactive steps as a leader
Encourage CEOs and individuals to be their own inspiring leaders, seeking out advocates and allies, and take action. This involves continuous education and surrounding with game changers who are catalysts for positive change and progress.
Overall, the episode emphasizes the significance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace and provides practical insights for CEOs and individuals to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered.