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  • Being more inclusive makes good business sense
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Why organisations should invest in diversity

Gen Z may be the most diverse generation yet, but minority groups in the UK and US continue to face discrimination – so developing effective ways to include disadvantaged groups is more pressing than ever. Canvas8 spoke to June Sarpong, author of Diversify, to uncover the benefits of inclusivity.

Location Global

When British broadcaster June Sarpong was working in Las Vegas, she met a young man whose gang-affiliated tattoos belied a passion for sound engineering and the arts. As a woman of colour, Sarpong was used to encountering discrimination, but hadn’t realised that she also possessed subconscious biases against certain groups of people that dictated how she treated them. “You’re going to come up against this everywhere you go,” she says, placing herself in the man’s shoes. “At what point does that break you?”

Her experience prompted her to write Diversify, which aims to reveal how greater cultural inclusion can ...



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