The Client: Diversity Way-Maker
Stakeholder : Yolanda Chase
What work have you done?
UX Research, Visual Design, User Experience Design, Interaction Design
September 2022 - November 2022(Contract)
Diversity projects for safe company culture for fast growing leaders and learn more about DEI education
UX/UI Designer and Researcher as part of providing digital courses and consultation for busy C-suites and board of members.
I had a mission for strategic diversity solutions that enable DEI inclusion and belonging in workplaces across the globe
How might we help companies' C-suites and leaders create an DEI company culture?
How might we help workshop participants improve DEI competency and sensitivity through training?
How might we create a "safe space" for participants to share feelings and process internal conflicts centered around DEI?
How might we help sustained decision makers and leaders work on or deepen their DEI mindset on a regular basis?
Johe Doe, busy talent acquisition manager
Occupation: Talent Acquisition
Industry: Information Technology
Location: NewYork, NY
Quotes: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people”
After conducting stakeholder interviews, prospective customer interviews, and secondary research, we found 3 key findings:
1. C-Suites have a hard time learning high-quality DEI information that is helpful in their day-to-day work because they are busy.
2. Information needs to be consumable on-the-go since C-Suites are busy people. They prefer in general to listen to podcasts.
3. Diversity education should keep on going; and this is not one-and-done education.
It is also important to not lose C-suites' interest in educating themselves. Education format should be fun and easy.
THE RESEARCH FINDINGS
Education Podcasts to Lead Consultation
1. Diversity matters. So does inclusion. These are critical for building a culture where employees feel valued and welcome, and that makes them more productive.
2. Diversity also helps enable better decisions, which, in turn, helps the financial performance of organizations.
3. Is diversity hard? Yes. Most business leaders will seek out and surround themselves with people who feel and act the way they do.
4. It can be difficult to transition to new ways of finding and recruiting talent, as well as building internal teams.
5. But is diversity worth it? From both a human and a financial standpoint, the answer is most definitely.