• Sarah E. Brown

How to Be an Inclusive Leader with Jennifer Brown


Are you struggling to be an inclusive leader? Do you want to serve a world of diverse customers full of great opportunities?


Inclusivity is a must in the workplace, especially if you want to attract and retain the best talent for your business. It also allows you and your business to be more open and serve different kinds of customers.


Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, a dynamic speaker, and a diversity and inclusion expert. She's the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for social equality who helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures.


In this episode, Jennifer shares her insights on how inclusivity affects business. She also shows us the importance of listening to colleagues and committing to shift things as a response to that. This is also a way of practicing inclusivity which can help all feel more included in the workplace


What you will learn from this episode:

  • Learn how to be an inclusive leader

  • Discover how inclusivity is a big deal in your workplace and can affect your colleagues and their work

  • Learn to acknowledge the mistakes in your workplace that deny inclusivity


You cannot run an organization without understanding what gets in people's way of feeling engaged and feeling like they belong, and therefore. then being able to be creative and contribute in their best way.
- Jennifer Brown


Valuable Free Resource:


Jennifer’s Inclusive Leader Self-Assessment. Visit: https://dei1.jbconlinelearning.com/self-assessment/


Topics Covered:


01:38 - Challenge is how to attract, and retain the best talent, and serve a diverse world of customers


03:27 - In denial of challenges in diversity in the workplace: one of the common symptoms of an exclusive leader


05:23 - One free and actionable tip you can do to address the challenges of diverse communities regarding inclusivity: Listen to your colleagues and have the commitment to shift things in response to that


07:30 - One valuable resource to know where you are in your inclusive leader journey: Jennifer’s Inclusive Leader Self-Assessment. Visit: https://dei1.jbconlinelearning.com/self-assessment/


09:13: Q: How to create cultures of belonging as an inclusive leader? A: Evaluate your own knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion



Key Takeaways:


“If you haven't been listening to colleagues about, you know, your workplace culture, if you are totally on one side of the equation, where you're clueless about who might be not bringing their full selves to work and why that's something we need to get curious about, both individually as colleagues, and also as organizations.”

- Jennifer Brown


“The listening right now and the humility that we all need to have to literally listen and take on board what we're hearing and what we're learning and then have the courage and the commitment to shift things in response to that, that's literally really what it comes down to.” - Jennifer Brown


“Evaluate your own knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.” - Jennifer Brown


“I think so much of media that we absorb is about our identity because it's just the world we live in and what we're attracted to. So the exposure that we need to give ourselves to different lived experiences is such a critical part of our learning.” - Jennifer Brown


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