In today’s episode, Laura welcomes founder and CEO of EQImindset, Lola Adeyemo. Lola’s work focuses on elevating unrepresented voices in the workplace through building inclusion from within corporate organizations, primarily at the individual and people manager/team levels.
When working to make a change, it requires those involved to have a heart and passion for it and know that it is a continuous process. There’s a growth path and you have to keep working at it. When focusing on corporate America and the equity & inclusion work that is being done, it is essential to understand that the work is not something that just sits within the assigned team. It has to be shared across the company so that the work and message are equitably distributed to all of the teams and all of the company functions.
This episode will help you gain a better insight into how leaders can build inclusive cultures from the bottom up in organizations. You will also learn what a great employee resource group (ERG) model looks like, the importance of communication, and getting to truly know a person’s background, especially when it comes to immigrant individuals.
Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 64 where Laura and Dr. Rebecca Eldredge discuss how to support changemakers at work, then go back and check it out!
In this episode, we cover:
-How leaders can build inclusive cultures from the bottom up in organizations.
-How ERGs can foster belonging.
-Lola’s experiences in corporate America as an immigrant.
-Themes that have come to light in working with immigrant professionals in corporate America.
-The importance of communication and getting to truly know a person’s background.
Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Learn more about EQUImindset here and visit Lola’s website at www.lolaspeaker.com.
-You may also connect with her via Instagram @equimindset, @inmigrantsincorporate, Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter.
-Join Lola’s Linkedin group – Community of Global Employee Resource Groups(ERG) here!
-Laura’s first book – Values First. How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want – is now available! Grab your copy today!
-Want to work with Laura? Check out her programs and coaching services.
More about Lola Adeyemo:
Lola is the founder and CEO of EQImindset (EQI is from Equity and Inclusion). Her work focuses on building inclusion from within corporate organizations primarily at the individual and people manager/team levels. As a certified diversity, equity & inclusion professional, she leverages her experiences as a Scientist and with different Employee Resource Groups (ERG) within different functions to tell stories through speaking. She also designs and facilitates custom workshops and strategy sessions for formal business teams and Informal teams such as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Lola’s background in Biochemistry, and Biotechnology has kept her in the life science space. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership program. Her dissertation is focused on belonging and Employee Resource Groups ERG. She facilitates a Linkedin Group for Employee Resource Group members across different companies and holds the space with a live zoom session every month. Her book on “Thriving in Intersectionality” is set for Fall 2022.