596 Kelly Cooper: Lead The Change

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If you think diversity and inclusion in your company is a “nice to have” that you’ll get around to someday, think again. The numbers tell a story that spells the difference between profit and loss, growth or extinction.

Corporate giants, small businesses or startups that ignore the call to embrace a diverse and inclusive culture are less likely to meet or exceed financial targets, attract top talent, keep up with the fast pace of innovation or resonate with customers.

So what does it take to create and empower a diverse and inclusive team, and what makes a culture truly inclusive?

Kelly Cooper is a Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Business Transformation Leader, and author of the book Lead the Change – The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion, and she says you know your company culture is inclusive when all people from diverse backgrounds feel valued, respected, and recognized.

With a long background as an executive in the male-dominated mining and forestry industries, Kelly made it her mission to change the game. By applying EQ skills such as empathy, impulse control, assertiveness, among others to help everyone find greater understanding of the benefits to gender diversity and inclusion, Kelly has successfully demonstrated that transformational change can happen in any organization.

  • Why investing in the diversity of your team optimizes performance, creates greater innovation, and results in a higher return on investment.
  • Why companies with inclusive cultures are twice as likely to exceed financial targets, three times as likely to be high performing, and six times more likely to be innovative and agile.
  • How the cost of inaction may put many businesses out of business.
  • How to get bosses and business executives to overcome their resistance to change
  • Why its imperative women get out of the fear-based “scarcity thinking” that can lead to bringing other women down rather than supporting them.
  • Why true diversity and inclusion necessitates a workplace culture where everyone feels able to bring his or her authentic selves to work.
  • Why its vital to diversify your networks to be able to attract and recruit diverse team members
  • And much more!

More about Kelly Cooper at centreforsocialintelligence.ca

Kelly Cooper

More about Kelly Cooper at Center for Social Intelligence

Kelly Cooper is a Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Business Transformation Leader, Executive Coach, and author of “Lead the Change – The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion”(GDI). A former mining and forestry executive, Kelly shares today how her work explaining the GDI value proposition and providing an actionable blueprint is making a transformational impact.

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