Strong Suit 165: White Male Seeks Gender Equality

I have a confession to make. And it may come as a shock.
I’ll just come right out and say it.
I’m a white male.
That’s right. White. And male.
I’m not terribly embarrassed. But sometimes I’m flummoxed. And a lot of my podcast listeners are too.
What do you do if you lead a company or a department, and you’re a white male trying to improve gender equality?
It’s well-documented that achieving gender equality isn’t just the right thing; it’s the smart thing. More than half of your customers are likely women.
So, how to know when you’ve achieved gender equality, and how do you get there? What’s the first step to get you on the path?
I went in search of a guru on the topic.
And I found one, in Sangita Kasturi. She’s CEO of Action Inclusion, which consults with organizations to build diversity strategies, cross-cultural intelligence and high impact communication. She’s an expert in leveraging female and diverse talent.
Sangita is on the board of directors of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and is a board director of Chicago’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is a founding member of the Chicago chapter of Women on Boards 2020.
In this 20-minute conversation, Sangita helps this bumbling white male with some of the most important questions.

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