Diversity has been a topic of discussion in the workplace for some time. But, do we really understand what hiring a diverse workforce means?
In this podcast, Monica Marquez explains the concept of optical diversity and why we need to move beyond it. Instead, we need to focus on cognitive diversity, which focuses on a mix of ethnicity, education, socioeconomic background, and more. Join Monica in this important discussion about how cognitive diversity can lead to more profits and the value diversity brings to Gen Z.
[00:34] Global Diversity Awareness Day [02:11] Going beyond optical diversity [03:42] Establishing a culture of cognitive diversity [08:05] Research behind the business case for diversity [10:10] Three trends investors look at for human capital disclosures [12:12] Diversity stats [14:57] Gender diversity leads to more profit [16:11] What leaders understand about diversity [17:57] The growth mindset [19:49] People are your biggest investment
“Cognitive diversity is getting a mix of ethnicity with education, industries, upbringing, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic backgrounds, etc.” - Monica Marquez
“You can eliminate the idea of groupthink by building teams that have true diversity of thought.” - Monica Marquez
“48% of Gen Z are considered racial or ethnic minorities.” - Monica Marquez
About Nikki Barua:
Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.