EP#57: I confess that I couldn’t sleep before recording this podcast. It was the toughest discussion I’ve ever broached; that of ethnic diversity and inclusion.
As a white woman how do you approach it? What language do you even use? Is black socially acceptable for a white person? Is the word black or Black? What about white or White? Or BAME? And what is it about grouping everyone “non-white” into one label like that?
I needn’t have worried because CJ of @urbanistplatform is an expert. And specifically relating to the built environment. Together we discussed the big issues of language, tokenism, meritocracy versus inclusion and the cost to corporates of not having a policy of diversity.
In this episode, CJ helps us answer and understand one of the industry’s posing issues on the importance of ethnic diversity in the workplace. He also delves into the most important bits of the Urbanist Platform and shares how this company act on the issues of diversity.
About CJ :
Cj Obi has a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning Design and Management and he’s also got a Masters in Science of European Property Development both at UCL. He was listed as one of the Property Week’s residential trailblazers. He’s also an experienced consultant, demonstrated with a history of advising planners, surveyors, and other built environment professionals on the important career moves within the industry and also supporting companies with their expansion decisions
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