The Inclusion Trap: when being at the table's not enough


The Inclusion Trap: when being at the table's not enough

Leading Edge Podcast

Shaheena describes herself as a ‘disruptor with a purpose’, in this podcast she disrupts and reshapes some of our thinking about diversity.

It can be hard to bring about change so, there must be a clear reason for people to start changing their behaviours. In this episode Shaheena considers the use of quotas and targets, resilience, and the relationship between diversity, innovation, and financial success.

Listen to Shaheena’s episode to hear her discuss these topics:

  •  Introducing pluralism – what is it?
  • Thinking diversely
  • Helping the ‘thinking shift’ and bringing about change for the future
“…we need to be more comfortable in this wanting to change. We also need to be more comfortable in having those really difficult conversations that get us out of our comfort zone.” Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

What will Shaheena continue to do after the pandemic ends?

  • Networking online. Connecting with people all over the world.
  • Reading for pleasure. Virtual book club has been great fun.
  • 6am walks. Walking with her husband to get to know local area more and talk

Listen to Shaheena's episode on, Spotify or Apple Music to find out more!


Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and School Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Henley Business School. She has over ten years' experience working with global organisations in diversity and innovation and teaches on the Masters and MBA programmes.

The Inclusion Trap: when being at the table's not enough was recorded in September - October 2020.

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