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7. How to become an expert in Diversity and Inclusion when starting at 35 years old? The example of Cathy Gallagher-Louisy, Director of the CIDI
In this short period of time, I could learn a lot about Diversity and Inclusion in Canada. But I wasn’t expecting less from this interview with the Director of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI)…
Renown for her report report “What Gets Measured Gets Done: Measuring the Return on Investment of Diversity and Inclusion“, this Diversity and Inclusion professional cumulates over twenty years of experience in human resources and project management roles within corporate, government, and non-profit organizations.
Cathy and I met in a cosy tea room located downtown, right at the corner of Yonge and College, five minutes away from the CIDI’s premises.
Easy going and spontaneous, Cathy tells me about her unusual personal story…
Last week, I finished reading my very first book about Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace. Renowned to be one of the must-read references in this field, Managing Diversity, Toward a Globally inclusive Workplace, by Michalle E Mor Barak, happened to be a fountain of knowledge, perfect entrance door in this new area. I must mention that this edition is from 2005. A more recent version has since been released. This book has won two prestigious awards: The Academy of Management’s best book award for “the most significant contribution to management knowledge” and the Association of College and University Librarians’ Choice Award for “an Outstanding Academic Title”.