Gender & Diversity in The WorkplaceNov 09, 2020
Diversity in the workplace episode Description:
Diversity efforts continue to gain ground in workplaces across the globe. No matter the size of your business, diversity, and inclusion should be on your radar and part of your work culture. In this episode, The CoLab co-hosts Megan Marsh and Andres Munar bring a special guest into the conversation of diversity, female business leader Laura Brandao.
You can’t be what you can’t see. For many workplaces, what remains unseen to business leaders in the rich diversity employees bring to the table. New ideas, perspectives, and cultures can elevate your business to a new level—but are you paying attention?
Laura Brandao joins The CoLab hosts Megan Marsh and Andres Munar in this episode. Brandao is president of American Financial Resources, Inc., a mortgage lending company based in Parsippany, NJ. She’s no stranger to being the only woman in the room, but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving success and finding new opportunities to help others thrive.
Ready to dive in? Here’s what we’re covering in this episode of The CoLab:
[04:50] Discrimination is real and affecting workplaces of all types. It’s time to face it and start talking about it.
[09:30] Cultivating a diverse work environment that opens people up to new ideas and opportunities.
[15:30] Introducing this episode’s special guest, Laura Brandao.
[25:25] Everything you want is on the other end of your comfort zone. You need to step out of it to reach your goals.
[31:55] “No one gave me the memo that I’m a woman because when I started in this business and throughout my entire career, in my mind, no one was going to stop me… I was going to get where I needed to be.” — Laura Brandao.
[40:43] “The whole beauty of us is that you are the best you there ever will be in this world. You need to be the best for you. Not the best man, not the best woman, not the best whatever. Just the best you.” — Laura Brandao.
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