For this book club experience, we'll be discussing Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work by Ruchika Tulshyan. Ruchika covers diversity and leadership for Forbes. She is a passionate advocate and speaker for amplifying the voices of women in the workplace.
Tulshyan shows that using an intersectional approach creates inclusion policies that benefit all. She dispels the myth of the "level playing field" and outlines how individual players, leaders, and organizations can use their privilege to positively impact the workplace by identifying and exposing bias.
Some of the key learnings from the book include:
Even though this is a book club, there are several ways to participate:
Video (if you have access to LinkedIn Learning)
*The links for the book and audiobook are linked to a Milwaukee-based, black-owned book store collective called Niche Book Bar.
The first 10 people to register will receive a FREE copy of the book so don't wait to RSVP! If you are one of the lucky ones to claim a FREE copy, you will receive an email by this Friday, December 9, detailing how and when to pick up your book.
We hope to see you there!
Culture First MKE Team
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The Commons / Greater Milwaukee Committee
I am a former Montessori teacher taking my passion for education into the culture space. I believe we can all be better leaders if we commit to placing humanity at the center of what we do.
My WHY is to inspire positive change by curating connections - connecting people, connecting ideas, and connecting people with ideas. I’m inquisitive and energized about the process of learning. Transforming something strong into something superb is thrilling. I believe everything happens for a reason and that we are all connected. I value being considerate, caring and accepting. The future fascinates and inspires me. I see what the future might hold, and this motivates me to move toward a better approach, a better team, a better life, and a better world. My expertise and passion include helping employers identify and apply creative solutions so that they can address wellbeing at both the employee and organizational levels. I love learning about and applying new sciences and emerging strategies that help create high performing organizations. I’m also experimenting with ways we can apply design thinking and human-centered design principles to reframe worksite engagement, employee experience and wellbeing challenges to spark new ways of addressing these complex issues. I am thrilled to be a Culture First MKE Co-Lead. The Culture First Community is a group of leaders, practitioners, and change agents committed to amplifying what people are capable of being and achieving at work.
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