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Experiential Experts Podcast: Why Representation Matters in the Workforce – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hosts Lorre Crisswell and Holly Zalenski reflect on last year’s Impact XM 15th Anniversary Rethink conference, with special guest and Vice President of Account Management Sohini Mitra leading the way on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

 

Representation effects how minorities and society view and interact with each other, “Interestingly enough, representation, or lack thereof, starts at a very early age and it follows us through the rest of our lives,” said Mitra.

 

In the workforce while we start off on equal footing for entry level jobs, as careers progress, these shared representations drop off. This means, as Mitra said, “When decisions are being made, there aren’t enough women of color sitting at the table, representing their communities.”

 

With the future involving algorithmic technologies, it is more important than ever to have wide and meaningful representation, helping to eliminate bias in the workplace and in many different industries. To impact the future we must start with representation.

 

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