Being the Ally in the Room with Hannah Mercer
Main topics discussed: (timestamps)
04:17 How the Black Lives Matter movement accelerated adidas’ response to racism
12:52 Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is more than just a HR function
14:46 The importance of speaking up on issues and making your voice heard
22:15 The best way to affect and make change, every day
“I don't have a lane. If you stay in your lane and you see injustice or wrongdoing, you have to step out of that and and do the right thing”
“Climb your way. Get those doors open and leave them open for everybody else"
"Leadership should create the right opportunities for underrepresented groups to make sure that they become the next generation of leaders"
Host: Twiggy Jalloh
This Week’s Guest: Hannah Mercer
Links to resources:
- Hear our conversation about DEI with Amanda Rajkumer, Board Member for HR, People and Culture at adidas
- Why you need safe spaces in the workplace to tackle racism
- Learn how adidas employees unite against racism
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