How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Your Workplace: Employee Storytelling

How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Your Workplace: Employee Storytelling

About this Guide

Despite commitments to greater diversity, equity, and inclusion, employees continue to feel ostracized at work or suffer from inequities in pay due to gender, race, or other factors.

But we can learn from companies that are making a difference, including those who successfully use employee storytelling to promote D&I.

As Nishma Patel of Gilead Sciences, Alyssa Hagan of Encompass Health, and Jo Coxhill of Volkswagen Financial Services UK, explain in this guide, employee storytelling is a powerful tool to break down barriers to diversity and inclusion.

It’s not enough to simply ask an employee to share their perspective with the team. Instead, you need to take a strategic approach to help decide which stories to tell and how to share them.

This guide takes you through 4 steps for success in the promotion of D&I through employee storytelling:

  • Listen, Educate & Drive Change
  • Get Leadership on Board & Run Pilots
  • Share Personal Stories & Conduct Sharing Sessions
  • Create Collateral to Share With Your Team


Tim Vaughan

Tim Vaughan

Head of Content at Poppulo

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