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Why DEI Should Not Be Treated As A Traditional Business Initiative

In this episode:

This week on Untapped with Tariq Meyers, Lambert Odeh, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional shares his point of view on DEI and explains why it shouldn't be considered a conventional business initiative. Lambert also shares the lessons he learned about how to become an effective ERG leader.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Quick wins for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • How you can measure impact when it comes to DEI
  • Why DEI Is untraditional
  • Lambert's experience of "selling a dream"
  • First 90 days of Lambert experience in DEI 
  • Actionable piece of advice on how to get started on this journey 
  • How you can grow your DEI knowledge 

Want to read Lambert’s 3 Tips for Becoming a Better ERG Leader?

Our guest:

Lambert Odeh

Lambert Odeh (he/him) is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional currently in the tech space. Lambert moved into DEI full time after resonating with Employee Resource Group leadership, creating DEI talent management initiatives, and diversity recruiting in his previous roles.

DEI should not be treated as a traditional business initiative because these systems were not designed originally to be inclusive. It's a little bit of trying to build the plane while it's already crashing and we actually just need to build a new plane and then take off into the sky.