Mar 3, 2021
In this episode, we speak to author, journalist and Founder/CEO of the consultancy Candour, Ruchika Tulshyan, about why focusing on women of color’s experiences at work will help us create a more equitable, inclusive workplace for all. Ruchika is working on a second book that explores everyday habits of inclusion, and her research for the book uncovered a troubling phenomenon that psychological safety disproportionately impacts women of color. She shares thought-provoking insights on why we must assess psychological safety through the eyes of women of color, and how privilege and power blocks empathy (see interview with Jamil Zaki at Stanford University linked below). Ruchika also explains why a growth mindset is so useful for how we approach diversity, equity and inclusion at work, and how this relates to the concept of cultural humility versus cultural competency.
Ruchika’s first book, The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality - https://www.rtulshyan.com/book
NPR interview with Jamil Zaki about his research into the relationship between privilege/power and empathy - https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/07/09/jamil-zaki-empathy-power
Find out more about Ruchika and her work - https://www.rtulshyan.com/
Follow Ruchika - https://twitter.com/rtulshyan or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rtulshyan/