Having braved the stormy weather last Thursday evening, I found myself in the impressive board room on the top floor of Chartered Accountants House on Pearse Street. The reason? I had been asked to present on ‘Diversity & Inclusion – what it is, why it matters and what you can do to make a difference’ The audience was made up of members of the Chartered Accountant Interim Manager (‘CAIM’) network and the topic was well-received and it sparked a lengthy Q&A session afterwards.
Two weeks ago, I attended the Ireland launch of the new global Diversity & Inclusion Embassy, Diversein (www.diversein.com). Founded by the remarkable Furkan Karayel (pictured left, a software engineer turned entrepreneur and an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion leader), Diversein is a new platform that brings people from different backgrounds together to make equal and happier workplaces. It acts as the voice of underrepresented groups to raise their issues at workplaces t