What do you do when you put your head down, work really hard, strive to do everything right but still see yourself being quietly sidelined and marginalized? Are you exhausted from battling toxic workplace cultures, and realizing you have slowly started to lose yourself by assimilating and down-playing who you are in order to succeed in a workplace built for straight white males?
Meet Daisy Auger-Dominguez, who has made it her mission to make workplaces more equitable, compassionate and inclusive. As a workplace culture and social impact strategist, Daisy inspires and equips global organizations to think inclusively, lead with purpose, embrace courage and shape the future of work. In this episode, Daisy shares her inspiring story and also provides her perspective on how to stand up and stand out in the digital age.
[02:30] Daisy’s story
[09:24] Keep your head up and question
[11:37] Dealing with systemic bias
[14:35] Advice on handling microaggressions
[20:54] Learning from failure
[25:17] Standing up and standing out
[30:40] Building your network organically
[39:10] What is means to have a coach
[42:57] Daisy’s success habit
“Identify the people who will be your allies and champions – the people who will lift up your voice when you can’t.” – Daisy Auger-Dominguez
“Be very clear on what are the times when you will not bridge a gap in your values.” – Daisy Auger-Dominguez
“Those that are forward-thinking, agile and care about how the team is engaging and connecting – those are the future leaders who will get us through this.” – Daisy Auger-Dominguez
“Ask for help and do it in a way that is mutually beneficial.” – Daisy Auger-Dominguez
“When you lean on your bravery and your courage and put yourself out there, you’re reducing that gap of humanity that we’ve built.” – Daisy Auger-Dominguez
“In these moments of deep uncertainty, ambiguity and real pain and loss across many levels, lean on calmness, empathy and connection.” – Daisy Auger-Dominguez
Daisy Auger-Dominguez has made it her mission to make workplaces more equitable, compassionate and inclusive. A workplace culture and social impact strategist, Daisy inspires and equips global organizations to think inclusively, lead with purpose, embrace courage and shape the future of work. Following two decades leading organizational transformations at Moody’s Investors Service, The Walt Disney Company and Google, Daisy founded and leads Auger-Dominguez Ventures, a workplace culture consultancy. A dynamic and sought-after speaker and writer, Daisy also serves on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and Facing History and Ourselves.