Diversity in the workplace yields substantial benefits for an organization’s culture and employees. Diverse employees bring different skills, talents and lived experiences to their work, boosting creativity and innovation.
We are joined today by Diana Vasquez, Founder and Consultant at Beyond Diversity and speaker at the National Diversity in Aquatics Convention, The Young Women of Color Symposium at Loyola Academy, working with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and the Hispanic Affinity Group at Gillette. She has obtained her certificate in nonprofit management from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and a certificate in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern.
01:52 – Diana’s childhood experiences that inspired her to build Beyond Diversity
04:14 – Diana’s process in helping entrepreneurs and organizations in achieving diversity and at the same time create a loyal workforce
10:34 – Tips on how to start creating a diverse workplace
13:21 – How to promote a positive and inclusive working environment
20:17 – Advise on how to show up 100% yourself upon returning to the office
Diana is an Afrolatinx Dominican and carries her intersecting identities proudly and enjoys learning from other cultures and life experiences. Growing up in the urban community of Lynn, MA, Diana believes in equal access and opportunity for all regardless of economic or educational status. Diana is passionate about closing the opportunity divide for the most vulnerable people. With several years of experience in diversity, equity, inclusion strategy, organizing, and advocacy, Diana embodies what it means to be a social justice advocate.
You can also check her and her services at www.beyonddv.com
Or connect with her on Instagram @beyond_diversity.
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