#13 Embracing the Zeitgeist of Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion have been “important but not urgent” issues for some time.
In this episode, Stephen Frost joins us for a fascinating conversation exploring whether we are living in a pivotal period in history when the momentum of social movements finally accelerates organisational change. Stephen explains why ignoring inclusion is a business-limiting mindset, and shares his practical views on:
- How HR and L&D need to be reconfigured for organisational impact.
- The right questions to ask when measuring inclusion.
Stephen Frost is the founder of Frost Included and a globally recognized leading expert on diversity, inclusion, and leadership. Stephen works closely with company decision-makers, helping their organisations to understand anti-racism and the power of diversity, and creating a profound inclusive impact.
Frost was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford, and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He worked at KPMG as Head of Diversity and Inclusion. And, was the head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) where he and his team implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games achieving unprecedented workforce inclusion and pioneering new methods in procurement, achieving substantial cost savings and sourcing new innovative suppliers and ideas for the Games.
Frost contribution to the industry is widely acknowledged, and he was elected recipient of the Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and recently voted one of the top 100 influential LGBT people in the UK.
Frost has joined TED’s illustrious influencers with insightful presentations such as “Who you should hire, fire & promote” and is a published author with multiple books in the industry such as: The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies , Inclusive Talent Management: How Business Can Thrive in an Age of Diversity and Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of Your Diverse Workforce .
Stephen currently teaches Inclusive Leadership at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po. He serves as an Advisor to the British Government, and KPMG’s Diversity and Inclusion Programme.