Workshop: Unlearning White Dominant Culture: Creating Human-Centered Workplaces
Many organizations issued Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements in 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd. What does it look like for organizations, leaders, and staff to continue to do the work of addressing systemic inequities in 2021? This workshop will help participants identify the ways that white dominant culture shows up in the workplace, specifically in the tech industry.
In this session we’ll:
- Describe ways in which white dominant culture shows up in the workplace.
- Explore the impacts of white dominant culture on our wellbeing, productivity, and creativity.
- Identify an area of your work where you could be more equitable instead of going back to the default of white dominant culture.
By the end of this session, you’ll have a good sense of the ways that white dominant culture shows up in the workplace and how to challenge those default practices to build a human-centered, anti-racist organization.
Session Type60 minute workshop
- Describe ways in which white dominant culture shows up in the workplace
- Explore the impacts of white dominant culture on our wellbeing, productivity, and creativity
- Identify an area of your work where you could be more equitable
Target AudienceDecision makers, leaders, staff in the technology industry
Shilpa Alimchandani has more than 20 years of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), leadership development, and intercultural learning. She is a DEI consultant, leadership coach, and facilitator who partners with clients to develop holistic solutions that lead to transformational change. In her independent consulting practice, Shilpa has conducted DEI assessments, co-created DEI strategies with clients, facilitated high impact workshops, and advised clients on issues of racial equity and justice.
She has facilitated trainings in nearly 20 countries around the world, and has partnered with organizations in the public and private sectors.
Emma works in the technology sector with non-profit and government organizations that are making an impact on the issues that matter. She leads diversity, equity, and inclusion work at Forum One to ensure that systems, processes and decision-making puts people people, equity, and anti-racism at the center.