Choose Inclusion

Choose Inclusion

Mary Abbott, Mahagony Road As a Diversity and Inclusion practitioner, I’ve read the dismal reports of gender equity in the boardroom and beyond. Asia’s progress in closing the gender gap has not received all-star ranking. According to economist Samantha Amerasinghe,...
Manterrupting: Did you see what I saw?

Manterrupting: Did you see what I saw?

“Matt [Lauer] did a tremendous job,” said Andy Lack, ABC’s News Chief, last week. A tremendous job of what? Constant interruptions to Hillary Clinton? A tremendous job of craven questions to Donald Trump? This should have been an opportunity to host what Lack...
Inclusion : Listening to the Collective Voice

Inclusion : Listening to the Collective Voice

“Diversity” needs a re-think. For the past decade, organisations focused on ‘diversity’ while ‘inclusion’ remained in the background. Given demographic shifts, a multi-generational workforce, more people working outside their home...

Waiting for the pause…

Last week I gave a talk in Singapore to a prestigious group of female employment lawyers and HR professionals. At the end of the dinner, one of the participants who works for a global bank stated, “We often wait for a pause so we can contribute, but tonight the...

How the Language of Leadership Has Changed

English may be the language of commerce, but we seldom consider the ‘feelings’ for words across cultures. The two most widely spoken languages are Hindi and Mandarin. Language at the office affects and reflects our view of the world. Surprisingly, a simple...

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