October 13, 2021

ROI of DEI, with Sara Taylor

Episode 101:


What You Will Learn:

  • Sara shares the story of “Jaden,” the manager of her local coffee shop who desperately needed a day off from nonstop work, an example of what happens when leadership does not invest in DEI work and learning
  • Why Jaden chose to give her two-weeks notice because she felt her manager didn’t respect her or her family
  • Why Jaden’s story demonstrates the need for businesses and organizations to invest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work
  • Why Jaden’s manager’s internal bias and lack of cultural competence has cost her a fantastic employee
  • Why employees “quitting their managers” can be just as damaging to a company as employees leaving their jobs, and why this is a perfect example of the ROI of DEI work


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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