A Primer on Invisible Minorities; DE&I; and the Impact of Discrimination on Project Managers
Businesses are increasingly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) – realizing that multiple perspectives can be more profitable when building products and services. However, DEI initiatives often translate to addressing the needs of marginalized groups whose members are immediately identifiable while underserving invisible groups like LGBTQ+, religions, people with mental health issues &/or disabilities, to name just a few. By continuing to disenfranchise these groups, companies are unwittingly lowering productivity and potentially losing valuable human resources. Through a mix of storytelling, statistics, and practicing human-centered design methodologies, webinar attendees will build understanding of the experiences of visible and invisible marginalized groups then discuss creating actionable plans for making micro-cultures of inclusion – even if it’s just on their team or in their cubicle!
There are four key outcomes for this webinar. Participants will be able to:
- define commonly used DEI terms;
- share resources about invisible minorities with their project teams;
- identify human-centered design methodologies that can be used to enhance DEI initiatives; and,
- implement changes in their own sphere of influence that will build a micro-culture of inclusion.
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Acknowledgements: Eric Finger and Kimberly Whitby