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In this section the people and organizations behind diverse leadership come to life.
What inspires individuals to lead? What supports and obstacles influence their leadership?
And what makes diverse leadership different?
Hear first-hand about the journeys and insights of diverse leaders — and learn about the strategies that organizations have used so that they can reap the benefits of a more diverse leadership.
“I wasn’t born into privilege. I didn’t inherit any networks,” Bilal explains. “DiverseCity Fellows fast-tracked that for me.”
Everybody has talent and a unique gift that can be brought out by leaders. The world is fast-paced but we must pause and appreciate the beauty in our diversity.
Our images of leadership do not always show the full diversity of leadership that exists. Leaders recognize they can use their public presence in order to change perceptions of who a leader is and can be.
It is the duty of every leader to identify those who are future leaders and give them the opportunity and confidence to be able to move forward.
Anybody can be a leader. It doesn’t matter what age, it doesn’t matter what their background is.
Despite being naturally quiet, Sonia assumed the challenge of speaking on behalf of diversity in the environmental NGO where she worked.
Leaders take different forms and shapes. Getting everyone involved is key to a healthy and sustainable society.
Gelek, like many young men arriving in a new country, settled in Canada not sure about his place in this new home.
Rather than reject her past in order to assimilate, Jessica Farias recognized early on that “background does matter.”
Hearing diverse stories helps us understand each other better. Diversity at the leadership table brings out different examples of how we live and shows how similar we are.