I’m glad I’m not the only one that enjoys a cup of coffee in the late afternoon.
When I spoke with my guest on this episode, I was politely surprised that her drink of choice during our discussion was her 4:30 PM tasse de café.
Perrine Farque and I had a conversation that revolved largely around her area of expertise: inclusion. That’s also the title of her book, which came up quite a bit during our chat… and for good reason. You see, within its pages lies the ultimate secret for an organization’s success.
Perrine is an author, entrepreneur, keynote speaker and diversity expert who empowers leaders to leverage diversity as their competitive advantage. Nominated in the Top 50 Most Influential UK Tech Women, Perrine continues to be recognized for her contributions.
It’s been said that you tend to learn what you don’t want to see in an organization from working for one, and that seems to be how Perrine started down her path as an inclusivity expert. She shares that story with me – her starting point in both her journey and the book.
We get into acronyms (we’re both fans of them) and Perrine explores one of them with me in greater depth. Other things we get into include a way to think of yourself than can help promote inclusivity, the ever-present problem of “impostor syndrome”, and how to break through beliefs that integrating an inclusive culture into the workspace isn’t as overwhelming as some make it out to be.
(I even mention taking inclusivity to the idea of making sure night owls feel heard just as much as early risers do in the workplace. SPOILER ALERT: Perrine agrees.)
Perrine drove the strategy at companies such as Facebook and is on a mission to make the workplace more inclusive and diverse. After listening to this conversation, I think you’ll see that she is well on her way to accomplishing that mission.
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- Connect with Perrine: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
- Perrine’s Book: Inclusion: The Ultimate Secret for an Organization’s Success
- Perrine’s TEDx Talk: Inclusion is the key to success
- Quiz: What’s Your Leadership Type?
- Related Conversation: Episode 234 of A Productive Conversation
- Related Blog Post: There’s Nothing Wrong with Being a Night Owl
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