IMF: How to generate inclusion in an (already) diverse workplace

An inclusive, more equitable organization is an intrinsically healthier organization. So, if this is the case, how can we focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in a way that fosters a true sense of belonging?

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Petra de Bruxelles

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Dr Nicola Millard

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Shimrit Janes

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In this latest episode of the exciting new series, Rewilding Work with Paul Miller, DWG’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Paul Miller, is joined by Petra de Bruxelles, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Petra’s own personal experiences have nurtured both her interest and a successful career in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. In this discussion, she shares observations on the IMF’s steps to recruit and develop a workforce that mirrors the organization’s membership and on its sponsorship pilot. Petra also talks about how better represented groups can benefit from a broader DEI approach.

Joining Paul too are industry experts Dr Nicola Millard, Principal Innovation Partner at BT, and Shimrit Janes, Director of Knowledge at DWG. Together, they reflect on these fascinating real-life insights and on whether large organizations can really be agents of social change.

With the bonus of three seeds of wisdom to plant in your own organization, watch today and further grow your knowledge of DEI.

DWG’s new series features examples of how major organizations are bringing the living system approach to life through innovative approaches to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing and purpose. For more on how senior leaders and change-makers are transforming and evolving the world of work across their organizations, like and subscribe to Rewilding Work with Paul Miller.

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At the time of recording, Petra de Bruxelles was responsible for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and was heavily involved in the hybrid work model at IMF and the related policy and training.
Shimrit is Director of Knowledge for DWG, focused on curating knowledge on the digital workplace for its members and clients such as Adobe, The Coca-Cola Company, and Ubisoft. Shimrit has recently co-authored Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age with Paul Miller.
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Nicola is part of BT’s Business organisation, innovating with, and for, BT’s large corporate and public sector customers. She leads on thought leadership and innovation around the digital workplace and customer experience.

If we're not inclusive and our employees don't have a sense of belonging, and that they're being treated equitably, then the diversity doesn't work, right? So, I think it's more important that we focus on the inclusion and the equitable work environment.

Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at the International Monetary Fund

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