DEI Deconstructed - The Book Club! (Round 2)

Kansas City

Apr 12, 2023, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Join us for a virtual book club discussing DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right by Lily Zheng. We'll dive into the concepts of the book and talk about how to apply these concepts to our lives and the work we are doing to create a better world of work.

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About this event

Join us for a virtual book club discussing DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right by Lily Zheng. We dove into the concepts of the book and talked about how to apply these concepts to our lives and the work we are doing to ultimately create a better world of work. We just started to scratch the surface and felt like we needed a round two to keep the conversation goin! 

A few things to note:
- This session will be 90 minutes total.
- It is NOT necessary to read the book beforehand or to have attended the first session.
- This session will be a small and intimate discussion. Be prepared to share your perspective with the group.
- This session is hybrid - you can join virtually or you can join us at Cafe Equinox off Nieman Rd in Shawnee, KS. 

- This session will not be recorded.

Below is a description for the book and here is a link to purchase it for yourself on Amazon. 

"The definitive comprehensive and foundational text for critically analyzing and applying actionable DEI techniques and strategies, written by one of LinkedIn’s most popular experts on DEI.

The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace cannot be understated. But when half-baked and under-developed strategies are implemented, they often do more harm than good, leading the very constituents they aim to support to dismiss DEI entirely.

DEI Deconstructed analyzes how current methods and “best practices” leave marginalized people feeling frustrated and unconvinced of their leaders’ sincerity, and offers a roadmap that bridges the neatness of theory with the messiness of practice. Through embracing a pragmatic DEI approach drawing from cutting-edge research on organizational change, evidence-based practices, and incisive insights from a DEI strategist with experience working from the top-down and bottom-up alike, stakeholders at every level of an organization can become effective DEI changemakers. Nothing less than this is required to scale DEI from interpersonal teeth-pulling to true systemic change.

By utilizing an outcome-oriented understanding of DEI, along with a comprehensive foundation of actionable techniques, this no-nonsense guide will lay out the path for anyone with any background to becoming a more effective DEI practitioner, ally, and leader."





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Facilitator

  • Lindsey Taylor

    Two Chairs

    Director People Partners & Programs

Organizers

  • Beth Jacobson

    Consultant

    Chapter Lead

  • Lindsey Taylor

    Chapter Lead

  • Steven Patterson

    Populous

    Chapter Lead

  • Rachel Keck

    Mosaic-Collaborative

    Managing Director, Culture Development

  • Ken Bramble

    HUB International

    Benefits Consultant at HUB International

  • Gail Spangler

    EQCoachGail.com

    Chief Mindfulness Officer

  • Jared Coates

    Human Interest

    Strategic Business Consultant

  • Jessie Jacob

    Senior Community Manager, Culture Amp

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