What is Diversity & Inclusion 

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Over the past 18 months we have seen the words Diversity and Inclusion becoming part of mainstream conversation for many brands and organisations, as well as in wider society. Following the death of George Floyd, many of us have been forced to self-reflect and take responsibility for our own behaviours and privilege. 

As someone who works within the EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) sector, both as a facilitator and speaker, I have seen the shift in awareness and desire to take action over the past year. However, it is still clear that there are many barriers in place preventing people from engaging in the conversation. As part of Oona’s continued mission to create an inclusive community devoted to wellbeing, personal growth and value creation, I will be delivering a series on all aspects of EDI. 

This is a safe space for you to engage in the conversation, regardless of your identity, past experience or level of expertise. This isn’t about having all the answers, it’s about educating ourselves, recognising the privilege we have and understanding how we can improve in order to positively impact our communities and the world. 

In this first post it’s important to establish our baseline and common language. We have all seen words like unconscious bias, micro aggressions, systemic racism flood our media. However, do you actually know the true definitions? Let’s find out. 

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