Over recent weeks I’ve had the opportunity to review various projects from throughout my global career and I re-watched this talk from June 2018, introducing IBM’s Power in Progress: Advancing Women’s Leadership session in Bengaluru, India, which brought together a diverse group of inspiring women & male leaders to generate meaningful dialogue and formulate a way forward.
Two years later, the messages in this session are still super-relevant, and I asked our wonderful sketchnoter Liam Williams to bring it to life for you in a quick-to-view graphic.
I remain committed to my 30-year pledge that inclusion and diversity matter hugely and that a brighter future is based on fundamental equality.
I agree totally with Michelle Peluso, now IBM’s CMO who sponsored this fine event, ‘the combination of grace and grit defines great inclusion leadership’ and Sheryl Sandberg that ‘in the future, there will be no female leaders, there will just be leaders’.
Plus I profoundly believe that carefully constructed algorithms can engineer bias out and future-proof the world’s software.
We all have a role to play, so I ask you today, how are you taking personal responsibility to support diversity and inclusion in more workforces?