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In this episode of The Internationalist, host Julio Bruno is joined by Suki Sandhu OBE, founder, and chief executive of Audeliss and INvolve. Audeliss is an executive search firm that helps businesses recruit diverse talent at a senior level; and INvolve is a global inclusion consultancy that champions diversity and inclusion in business.
In this in-depth discussion, Suki shares his mission to increase diversity and inclusion across all levels of business, explaining his aim to accelerate the pace of change and representation for different communities by distributing wealth, which will allow minorities to have more influence in society.
He shares his experiences of being LGBTQ+, explaining that around 62% of LGBTQ+ people “go back into the closet” when they start their first job; he reveals the inspiration behind the annual ‘OUTstanding Role Model List’, which celebrates LGBTQ+ business leaders.
Suki shares his perspective on the current abortion law debates in the United States, explaining how making abortions illegal will only perpetuate the cycle of income inequality as less privileged groups will not have equal access to specialist treatments.
Suki then moves on to explain how the Black Lives Matter movement encouraged him to hold CEOs and businesses accountable for taking action on race inclusion by asking them to commit to setting targets at all levels and publish an annual public report. Finally, they delve into Suki’s brand-new book ‘How To Get Your Act Together: A Judgment-Free Guide to Diversity and Inclusion for Straight White Men’ which offers positive advice to support society’s most influential group to create an inclusive environment for their employees, and have educated conversations about diversity.
Created & produced by: Podcast Partners
Published: May 5, 2022