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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Inclusive Communication
August 30 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.
This series is designed by Diversify to centre Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We look forward to seeing you!
How exclusionary is your written, spoken and body language? In August, together with Diversify and Nordic Talks, we’re discussing inclusive communication in the workplace.
Our speakers for the session are Safir Boukhalfa (They/Them), DEI Consultant, Founder of Safir Boukhalfa Consultancy, Writer, Chisom Udeze (She/Her), DEIB Strategist, Economist, Founder of Diversify and HerSpace, Iva Ogrizovic (She/Her), Program Director at Diversify, and Zuzana Warden (She/Her), Project and Research Manager at Diversify.
This event is FREE to attend and will be held digitally. Please register below to receive the zoom link.
Safir Boukhalfa (They/Them) | DEI Consultant, Founder of Safir Boukhalfa Consultancy, Writer
Safir is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant, writer, and founder living in Berlin, Germany. They also happen to be from Algeria and France, queer, Muslim, and Non-Binary with autism and ADHD. Their whole life, they have been exploring and looking for a place where they felt included. This journey led them to live in various countries such as Spain, France, The Netherlands, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Germany, and work with organisations such as Zalando, Calvin Klein, and Doctors without Borders. Their purpose is to guide companies and NGOs on how to help people from marginalized communities not only to feel seen, heard, and included but also most importantly really embraced for who they are in the workplace.
Chisom Udeze (She/Her) | DEIB Strategist, Economist, Founder of Diversify and HerSpace
Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.
Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.
As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.
In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders.
Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.