Episode 12: Accelerating progress on gender diversity with Sonia Bate

Inclusion Unlocked: The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Podcast

22-11-2023 • 40 mins

Welcome to our latest episode of Inclusion Unlocked. Sasha is joined in conversation by one of the most respected leaders in the DEI space, Sonia Bate, founder and Managing Director of Edit Development. Edit was created with the goal of making a difference and since its inception in 2010, Edit has been at the forefront of advancing gender diversity and women in leadership, working closely with some of the world's most forward-thinking organisations.

We discuss Sonia's career journey, and unpack some of the most challenging and sensitive issues facing DEI professionals, from overcoming the fear of failure to managing discomfort and hostility. We also explore the importance of community, purpose, safety and laughter in preserving the resilience of DEI professionals.

Sonia brings a wealth of experience when it comes to gender diversity. We explore how well-intentioned initiatives and programmes can miss the mark and fall into the trap of "fixing the women" and discuss the interventions and approaches that make a real impact. For anyone looking to accelerate progress on gender and to make lasting change, this episode is quite simply a must listen.

To learn more about Inclusive Group and our comprehensive solutions for fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, visit inclusivegroup.co.uk/solutions.

To learn more about Inclusive Group and our comprehensive solutions for fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, visit inclusivegroup.co.uk/solutions.