April 3, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion at the Global Scale, with Yolanda Chase

Episode 5:

Yolánda L. Chase, SHRM-SCP, CPM, CM serves as Director, Work(place) Forward – Global Inclusion & Diversity for Arrow Electronics. Chase joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for developing then driving inclusive workplace and employee experience strategies across the enterprise. She is also focused on ensuring that diversity and inclusion is positioned as a key business imperative as Chair of Arrow’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Yolanda got involved in diversity and inclusion through her long career in human resources and organizational development
  • Why Yolanda became a consultant and ultimately took a role in diversity and inclusion with Fortune 500 company Arrow Electronics
  • Why Yolanda’s experience in organizational development and her background as a paralegal have been helpful in her current role
  • Why organizational development works hand-in-hand with diversity and inclusion to help make organizations become more effective
  • How support and buy-in for workplace diversity and inclusion from Arrow Electronics’ leadership has helped Yolanda achieve her goals
  • How diversity and inclusion work differs when working for a global organization like Arrow Electronics, and why region-specific nuance is important
  • How diversity work has shifted and expanded over time, and what trends Yolanda recognizes in diversity work in the internet age
  • Why diversity and inclusion is critically important in an age of machine learning and AI, and why it presents unique challenges
  • Why kindness, compassion, and self-care are vitally important when doing diversity and inclusion work

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