Ep. 181: Suzy Levy - Mind the Inclusion Gap

Today’s conversation is another look at inclusion – and more specifically, the gap between what is being said and what is being done. If we think about the amount of time we are hearing about diversity and the proliferation of programmes in this space, we might thing that there is a lot of progress being made. The reality however, is very different – on the whole, diversity efforts are moving at a glacial pace. That is not only a problem, it also presents plenty of risk. Homophobia, racism, transphobia and misogyny are very prevalent.

I want you to meet our guest, Suzy Levy. Suzy is the founder and Managing Director of The Red Plate, a non-executive board member of the Department of Education, a Trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, a member of the Advisory Board at Foundervine, and a member of the Strategic Race Board at the Home Office. Suzy’s book Mind the Inclusion Gap draws on her extensive experience designing and implementing some of the most progressive and recognised diversity and inclusion programmes in the UK.

In this episode, Suzy shares a number of great insights, including:

  • Why being kind and having a moral compass isn’t enough;
  • What many organisations get wrong in this space;
  • Why we shouldn’t fear causing offence;
  • How to address some of the failings

Show notes:

Mind the Inclusion Gap

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Suzy’s consultancy Red Plate

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