September 1, 2021

Let’s Create Shared Meaning: Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, with Sara Taylor

Episode 96:

Let’s Create Shared Meaning: Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What You Will Learn:

  • What possible reasons may be contributing to so many people asking Sara and her team at deepSEE Consulting for help defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Why it is especially important to have a shared clear, defined meaning around the important concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • How the team at deepSEE Consulting define Diversity as “the differences that may make a difference”
  • How any business with more than one person inherently has Diversity, and what kinds of differences make a difference in interactions with others
  • Why our “frames” and “filters” are so important in our interactions, including within the workplace
  • How Inclusion represents acts and actions that create an environment where everyone feels they matter and are “a part of” rather than “apart from”
  • How Equity differs from Equality, wherein Equity takes into account individual and systemic bias, and why Equity is about parity rather than fairness

Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

About Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.

Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.

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