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December 19, 2023 78 mins

Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of corporate social activism and how organizations respond to social events that may impact their employees’ well-being. Listen as our guest from Genesys, Eric Thomas, shares how their company navigates these often tricky waters, discussing the importance of aligning with corporate values, credibility, and the potential impact on employees. You’ll gain insight into the decision-making process behind choosing to speak out or remain silent, and the potential ripple effects that these choices can have.

In this engaging dialogue, we also dig into the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Eric shares how his immersion in emotional intelligence (EI) has recontextualized past experiences and shed light on the importance of a growth mindset in DEI work. We also touch on the responsibility that comes with being a minority in a predominantly white and male environment and the importance of approaching social issues with empathy and understanding.

Our conversation continues as we navigate the complex landscape of addressing social issues within a company. We explore the perception of activism in the corporate world, discuss systemic marginalization and its impact on society, and address the challenges of confronting biases in leadership. You won’t want to miss Eric’s insights on integrating inclusion into corporate culture and decision-making processes, and how acknowledging and atoning for past injustices can pave the way for a more inclusive future.

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