How to be a Role Model for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
This book will teach you how to use Inclusive Intelligence as a leader. You’ll learn the skills great leaders have in common, how they implement inclusion daily, and how they have become role models in their fields. Inclusive Intelligence is a journey. The sooner you start, the further you’ll go.
- 144 Pages
- 9 November 2021
- ISBN: 9781784529604
Would you like to build a happier workplace culture? Are you struggling to start your workplace diversity and inclusion journey? Would you like to take your leadership to the next level? This book will teach you how to use Inclusive Intelligence as a leader. You’ll learn the skills great leaders have in common, how they implement inclusion daily, and how they have become role models in their fields. Inclusive Intelligence is a journey. The sooner you start, the further you’ll go.
Furkan Karayel is a multi-award-winning keynote speaker and inclusive leadership advisor at Diversein.com. She lectures for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Master’s programme at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology in Dublin, Ireland.
The pandemic has been challenging and has given us few benefits, but one fantastic plus is that the pandemic gave Furkan Karayel time to write this amazing book. In it, she tackles the subject of diversity and inclusion with eye-opening clarity. She helps us to define terms that can sometimes feel as hazy as clouds. And her writing style is easy to read and heightens our understanding of a topic that often feels uncomfortable, complicated, and unclear.
With openness and honesty, Furkan takes us on a journey of her truth and shares her struggles. Along the way, she helps us define our authentic selves. You can tell that she genuinely cares and wants to help companies and individuals progress in diversity and inclusion.
While this book will help you elevate your organisation’s attention to diversity and inclusion, the book also gives you a clear path of self-improvement with exercises like journaling, surveys, and interviewing. I think everyone from the CEO to the entry-level staff will benefit from reading this book.
An essential book that all leaders must read to nurture self-awareness, foster authenticity, develop cultural wisdom and enhance personal accountability. A practical self-help guide with a plethora of useful examples, activities and exercises for clarity – every inclusive leader can vastly benefit from reading this whether they are new to the conversation or have long been part of it.
Based on lived experience, backed by science, this book is generous, practical, and packed with reflections, tips, tools, activities and easily applied interventions. The author demystifies diversity, equality and inclusion concepts by breaking them down to actionable steps that nudge the reader towards active allyship. Making inclusion accessible, this book walks you through Inclusive Leadership and to Positive Change – for individuals, teams and organisations alike. This book walks its talk and is a must-have on every leader’s bookshelf.
Let me share the secret resource that is Furkan Karayel with you. Her passion and sincerity shine throughout her new Inclusive Intelligence book and the personal stories she shares make key concepts crystal clear. The activities, resources and tools provided build an increased awareness cemented by reflections to match these approaches to your own situation. Invest some time to become a more effective leader and team member!
Must say Furkan Karayel is one of the most interesting and inspirational people I have met in a long while. A fantastic ambassador and advocate for diversity and inclusion in Ireland and beyond. If you have not yet met Furkan then you should rectify that soonest! Insightful and articulate on a range of topics from diversity and inclusion, education, startup culture and technology to public speaking.
Furkan Karayel showcases her wealth of knowledge, depth of experience, and authenticity in Inclusive Intelligence: How to Be a Role Model for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. The book provides business leaders with strong and clear takeaways that they can implement in their own organisations right away. Hope there are more books like this to follow.
I first met Furkan when Lean-In-Ireland had invited her to form part of a panel discussion at the House of Lords. Furkan and I went on to record an episode of the Legends & Legacy YouTube show together since.
Furkan is a lady I admire, who I have watched bring people together, standing up for inequality and inclusivity. Furkan quickly captures the hearts of people and in her heart lies a drive for fairness. This lady is a talented, quietly driven, focused professional on a mission to speak her truth, teaching others as she goes.