In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of CTM Unlimited, JeNae Johnson.

JeNae is a well known human capital consultant with a focus on bringing both equity and inclusivity to discussions around diversity. In today’s wide-ranging discussion as part of February Black History Month, we touch on what diversity is, why it is important, and what companies can do in order to improve their effectiveness.

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Topics covered in this episode:

  • 00:01:00 – How JeNae rescues Geniuses
  • 00:02:00 – The various forms of problems around diversity in different companies
  • 00:07:15 – A horrific story of aggressive harassment which a senior female oil & gas executive experienced
  • 00:10:00 – So many companies think that issues with race & sexism are always external to themselves (the bystander effect). But it isn’t
  • 00:12:45 – Why diversity is important at all – benefits of diversity of thought and teams, and tracking ROI
  • 00:17:30 – The important difference between diversity, equality and equity. Can your company pass the “Eye test”
  • Equity takes into account where people are starting, and what they need to succeed
  • 00:23:00 – What companies can start doing to move in the right direction
  • 00:27:30 – Whether it helps diversity to prioritise and proactively bring in different people, or changing the talent pipeline

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