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S3:E7: The power of inclusive leadership, David Blackburn

“Your DEI strategy should not be some separate thing that sits over here, it should be a light. It should be through the center of your business strategy. It should be touching every single bit of what your business is doing. It should be central to your mission and your vision.

– David Blackburn 

In this episode, Priya and Advita, co-founders of A Leader Like Me are joined by be inspiring, David Blackburn, a senior manager executive with over 25 years of experience in leading all aspects of human resources. David has a diverse career background including financial services, IT, manufacturing, retail and social housing. 

Discover how to navigate the challenges of ownership, build strong partnerships, and create an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive. David’s thought-provoking insights will leave you inspired to lead with kindness, empathy, and a commitment to unlocking the potential of those around you.

Listen in to learn about the ever-evolving landscape of diversity, equity and inclusion, how it impacts organizations across different sectors, and why this journey might be longer than we initially thought.

Tune in to be inspired and informed!

Connect with David Blackburn on LinkedIn

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