10 key tips to make the recruitment process more inclusive

In February 2022, I worked with Open Life Science to help them recruit a person to fulfil two roles, a programme coordinator and a...

Opportunity and sharing power is the antidote to discrimination

We have talked about the fact that systemic and subtle discrimination accumulates over time, so what is the antidote for that? In the image...

Intersectionality increases the degree of difficulty

Intersectionality is belonging to more than one marginalised group. It means that you have more “areas” that can open you up for attack. Understanding...

Subtle discrimination can be worse than overt discrimination

But more importantly, the results show that across every job and individual outcome, the effects of subtle discrimination were at least as bad as,...

Many Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies and plans fail

There are a few key reasons why DEI strategies fail (see image below). Here are just a few examples of how Diversity, Equity, and...

What a “minor” event looks like to a marginalised person vs a privileged person

  In the image above, the left figure shows how I react to a “minor” event that triggers deep emotional reactions based on previous...

Neutral sides with oppression

If a car’s steering wheel is biased to the right, the car will continue to drift to the right if we keep the steering...

Systemic imbalance still exists

Systemic discrimination There is an imbalance in the system that is biased against people from marginalised groups. We cannot fix this imbalance by treating...

Lack of concrete, practical discussions around DEI

There is still systemic imbalance and lack of diversity in the workforce that leads to a lack of opportunity for people from marginalised groups....

Understanding “All snakes and no ladders” and the cumulative effects of discrimination

Snakes and Ladders This image below shows the idea of subtle discrimination and how they accumulate over time. The cumulative problems are shown here...