Jessica Bantom leads the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) consulting services in Steele’s Workplace Experience Division, applying extensive background in change management, design thinking, and coaching to help clients realize organizational outcomes and achieve business objectives. Mike Petrusky asks Jessica how she helps organizations engage in inclusive workplace practices, improve cultural confidence, and build more diverse teams that create a greater sense of belonging. Jessica serves as the Steele Strategies DE&I Officer providing key leadership and strategic direction in the development and integration of diversity and inclusion practices in all aspects of the company’s business and she offers ideas on how you can “Start Where You Are” when discussing race in the workplace. Mike also announces a new initiative from IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries, called WE:Belong, which is being launched to address DEI&B in the workplace.
Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicabantom/
Read Jessica’s blog to “Start Where You Are”: https://www.jessicabantom.com/startwhereyouare
WE: Belong from Workplace Evolutionaries: https://we.ifma.org/we-belong/
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