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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Microaggressions – Practical Tools to Recognise and Mitigate
October 19, 2022 @ 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!
In our Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace session for October, we will discuss microaggressions and microaffirmations.
Microaggressions are defined as the everyday, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalized groups.
Micro-affirmations are small acknowledgment of another person’s value. It’s a subtle act of inclusion and kindness that goes a long way in building a culture of belonging.
This month we are getting practical with a workshop style session that provides you with tools to recognise and mitigate microaggressions!
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Jasmin Assulin, the CEO and Founder of deidei, a Finnish Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultancy.
Together, Chisom, Nikki and Jasmin will lead you through a practical and engaging workshop that includes:
- An introduction into Unconscious Bias and the relevance to Microaggressions
- Exploration of Microaggressions:
- What they are
- How to identify them
- Assessing Intent vs impact
- Tips and tools on how to address Microaggressions through breakout room exercises and practical activities
- Mitigation through Microaffirmations
This event is FREE to attend. Please register below to receive the zoom link.
About the facilitators:
Chisom Udeze is an Economist, Organizational Design and DEI Strategist, and a 3 times founder with over 12 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations and ExxonMobil. Chisom has an analytical mind and works to interrogate the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s resources, production, distribution and output. She is adept at efficiently and effectively unlocking complex systems, data management, forecasting economic and social trends, and thrives in uncertain environments.
As the founder of Diversify, Chisom works with companies, governments and civil society to facilitate measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In 2020, mid-pandemic, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women-led companies and mothers. She is a thought-leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness.
Jasmin Assulin is the CEO & Co-founder of deidei, a Helsinki-based agency that helps organizations on their diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) & inclusive communications journeys. Jasmin is a DEI, racial equity & communications specialist who has worked with various organizations on a wide range of themes regarding DEI & communications. Her much-praised strength is combining her extensive DEI expertise in the intersection of society and business.
deidei helps organizations kick-off and accelerate their DEI & inclusive communication transformation journeys. Operating at the intersection of business and society, deidei wants to see and be the change for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive working life.
Nikki Hayes is development practitioner who is passionate about creating conscious and responsible communities. She completed her Masters of International Development with a practical focus on participatory forms of engagement. She has experience working with immigrant and asylum seeker communities which is where she began to develop a curiosity about, and skills in diversity and inclusion, cultural intelligence and cross-cultural communication. She continues working within these areas at Diversify, where she project managers various events and initiatives and is analytical, energetic and creative in her work.