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How To Foster A Truly Inclusive Environment For Transgender Employees

In this episode:

David Baboolall (They/Them), Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company stopped by to discuss an in-depth and impactful report, Being Transgender At Work. Tariq Meyers (He/Him) and David discuss why this research was done, the significant learnings from the report, and what organizations need to be thinking about and actioning on to create an inclusive work environment for transgender employees.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why this research was conducted
  • What being trans today often looks and feels like
  • How language is a barrier to comprehension
  • What do “transgender” and “non-binary” actually mean?
  • Most significant learnings from the McKinsey report
  • If remote work been the great equalizer or not?
  • What are the first things an organization needs to be thinking about when it comes to trans-inclusion
  • What can companies do today that can begin to reserve some of the harm that exists in the process?

Our guest:

David Baboolall (They/Them)

David Baboolall (they / them) is an Associate Partner based in the New York Office of McKinsey & Company. They are a leader in McKinsey’s Private Equity and Principal Investors (PEPI) Practice, and advises PE sponsors and portfolio companies on strategy and M&A, predominantly serving the industrials sector, with a focus on exit support and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) transformation. They have led 40+ due diligences for corporate and PE clients. They co-lead McKinsey’s DE&I service line for the PEPI industry globally, co-leads McKinsey’s global Anti-Racism and Inclusion efforts, and is one of the core founders of McKinsey’s Black Investor Professional Forum. David has led numerous engagements across the investment lifecycle, including industry and target scans, diligences, and exit support.