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Book | Ally Up: The Definitive Guide To Building More Inclusive, Innovative, And Productive Teams | An Audio Signals Conversation With Author, Di Ciruolo

Episode Summary

When it comes to addressing the lack of diversity in technology, the checkbox approach coupled with the measurement of rates and figures may or may not be a good place to start. Regardless, it may be that we need to understand the why before anything else.

Episode Notes

When it comes to addressing the lack of diversity in technology, the checkbox approach coupled with the measurement of rates and figures may or may not be a good place to start. Regardless, it may be that we need to understand the why before anything else.

In this episode, we speak with Di Ciruolo, a top DEI Consultant who asks our listeners to consider, "Why should people care about being allies?".

The current system, she reveals, is full of blame for inequalities. It is full of shame, too. Insiders at top tech companies share eye-opening stories about what DEI is really like in Silicon Valley and beyond. We learn that allyship isn't about blame or shame; it's about action.

Listen in to see why checking the box and improving the numbers being measured isn't enough. It ultimately boils down to the why lead by sponsorship over mentorship.

About the book
In 2020, companies are at a culture crossroad: get dragged under by sticking their collective heads in the sand, or take the right steps to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (DEI) into every layer of their business.

Companies can do better and know better by implementing allyship into their operations—from creating cultures and onboarding to team-building and benefits. Backed by multitudinous research studies and professional interviews and experience, this book teaches allyship and promotes inclusion at every step of the employee life cycle, including how to lead better with interviews from those doing the work in the tech, biotech, academy, and startup communities.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the buzzwords of the business world, but it’s the statistics that sting: 85% of corporate executives and board members in the U.S. are white men. Companies are trying to create more inclusive workplaces by creating new policies and changing hiring practices, but they’re missing allyship.

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Guest
Di Ciruolo
On Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/diciruolo/
On Twitter | https://twitter.com/diciruolo
On TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@diciruolo
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Resources
Ally Up: The Definitive Guide to Building More Inclusive, Innovative, and Productive Teams: https://www.amazon.com/Ally-Definitive-Inclusive-Innovative-Productive/dp/1631954016/

Learn more about Di Ciruolo: https://www.diversitywoman.com/dwm/di-ciruolo/

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