Increase Performance with DEI Podcast: Cathy Light

Cathy-Light

Increase Your Business Performance by Including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cathy Light Ep. 116 - How are you exercising diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization? Every employee deserves to be treated with dignity and to feel safe in the workplace environment regardless of their race, gender, or sexuality. But how do you implement and then measure that in the workplace? Cathy Light has an answer on how to increase your business performance by including diversity, equity and inclusion. Cathy Light is a founder and CEO of four companies all focused on achieving business results by transforming workplace culture and building teams that thrive. Her most recent venture, Liderança Group, introduced a unique, metrics-driven roadmap for driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, helping leaders identify opportunities for improvement, elevate conversations around diversity and inspire change. Cathy has worked for Apple, Sunrise Technologies, Fuji, and Optical Systems.

Top Takeaways:

    • How to change the workplace by developing people at all levels in an organization and improving their behaviors
    • The importance of being intentional with diversity, equity, and inclusion for better business performance
    • How to create an inclusive, safe, and thriving environment for all employees to feel equal
    • The benefits of measuring the performance of the strategies you apply in an organization
    • The importance of having a well-thought-out business plan to guide you even before starting your business

Listen in to learn the importance of embracing cultural and gender differences in an organization to perform better.

"Success is defined differently by people, and I don't measure it just from a monetary standpoint. I measure it on impact and how you're impacting people and organizations because we need to be a brighter world and right now we're extremely divisive. We need to come together." -Cathy Light

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Cathy Light is a serial entrepreneur and organizational consultant who has helped countless global corporate clients achieve business results by transforming workplace culture and building teams that thrive. Her most recent venture, Liderança Group, introduced a unique, metrics-driven roadmap for driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, helping leaders identify opportunities for improvement, elevate conversations around diversity and inspire change. DEInamics™ measures leadership intention vs. workforce perception across eight key dimensions, providing relevant data to initiate sustainable DEI initiatives. Cathy is a dynamic speaker with an engaging personality, known for the passion and rigor she brings to her work.

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Cathy's career experience is varied. What unifies all of her endeavors is her commitment to developing people, and building inclusive communities and cultures that inspire and engage leadership and employees at every level.

Learn the importance of continuous education in cultural diversity to help you treat others equally.

Key Moments:

Cathy explains why she combined her four businesses into a corporation due to their three common value drivers [2:59]

The challenges of lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion implementation that are facing businesses today [4:24]

How 2020 has shifted the business and workplace dynamics plus how to prepare for 2021 [7:26]

Learning to show up with balance and creating a connection with employees through programs that help them [12:19]

The importance of giving all employees the same rights and opportunities within an organization regardless of their differences [15:06]

She explains the strategic tools they use to help organizations fill the gaps they have [19:26]

She talks about the seven lessons from her book 'Crisis Leadership Lessons' [20:36]

Cathy Light advises entrepreneurs to get advisors and mentors in their fields and to have a plan to guide their businesses [22:54]

She describes her corporate experience as having given her a foundation to become a successful entrepreneur [24:45]

The importance of education to understand our differences and leadership development in the world right now [26:30]

Cathy advises young people to continue learning and be open to working with different generations [27:51]

Resources:

Lideranca Website

American Diversity Report

Diversity Equity Inclusion Website

Leadership Balance Team

Diversity Equity Inclusion Team

Deinamics

LinkedIn

Idaho Business Review

Cision PR Web

YouTube Women in Cloud

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