It Takes Every Kind of People: Fostering Belonging in the Workplace

Episode #297

Karyn Twaronite

EY Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Officer

Ready to supercharge your career and foster a deeper sense of belonging at work? Join Monica Marquez, your host, for a captivating conversation with her esteemed colleague, Karyn Twaronite, EY Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Officer.

Boasting a remarkable 30-year tenure at EY, Karyn unveils her extraordinary journey, offering insights into championing diversity and inclusion while embracing new experiences. From reshaping feedback perspectives to the pivotal role of 'belonging' in today's workplace, we cover it all.

Gain insights into navigating career pivots and accelerating your journey through sponsorship and mentorship. Buckle up for a career boost and a tighter-knit professional community!

In this Episode you will learn how to:

  • Building Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces: Foster a culture of belonging and innovation to drive organizational success.
  • Sponsors in Career Advancement: Master the art of seeking feedback and cultivating valuable mentorship and sponsorship for career growth.
  • Leadership: Develop the skills and mindset to lead with impact and inspire others to achieve greatness.
  • Personal Growth: Uncover the strategies to nurture personal development and unleash your true potential.
  • Connection: Discover the power of building meaningful connections and networks to propel your career forward.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Explore the EY website for articles and resources on DEI, including the Belonging Barometer study, to gain valuable insights and best practices.
  • Engage with EY's DEI initiatives and research to stay informed about the latest trends and best practices in the field


"Feedback is a gift. And the good news is that people, when they're given feedback properly, actually feel more like they belong."

Karyn Twaronite