HR Most Influential Podcast 3.4: 'Don't Let DEI Die' with Woosh Raza

People, culture and inclusion director for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) joins the podcast to discuss how HR can protect the important mission of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) from shrinking budgets and negative publicity.

You've seen the headines: "DEI must die," "Progressive diktat," "A lightning rod for controversy."

It is no secret that DEI initiatives are taking flak in the court of public opinion.

But beyond the media spats, like Elon Musk's "DEI must die" quip, HR leaders across the western world are seeing real cuts to their DEI budgets.

In Episode 4 of series 3, Woosh Raza, director of people, culture and inclusion for the NCVO joins former HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher to explore why DEI is encountering scepticism, and what HR leaders can do to safeguard their own efforts. 

In the podcast, they explore: 

  • Bringing your whole self vs best self to work
  • What HR and DEI professionals can do to keep DEI firmly on the agenda
  • Why it may be time to cancel the term DEI

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