Oct. 18, 2022

S4E11: Creating Influence Around the Globe with Awa Diaw

S4E11: Creating Influence Around the Globe with Awa Diaw

We know very well what change still needs to happen around race in the US, but what about abroad? Today we’re bringing you a fascinating and unique perspective on this from Awa Diaw who is not only the Global Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager...


We know very well what change still needs to happen around race in the US, but what about abroad? Today we’re bringing you a fascinating and unique perspective on this from Awa Diaw who is not only the Global Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager for Microsoft, but a Black woman born in Senegal, raised in the US, and now living in France.

 

Join us for this powerful episode as we break down Awa’s experiences and observations as a Black American in Paris, how those compare to the treatment of non-American BIPOC in France, and some of her top tips for sparking change around DEI in white-led organizations.

 

We’re exploring:

 

  • Some of the most fascinating lessons and bizarre observations from her journey
  • A comparison of the education system in the United States vs France
  • Why she loves doing this work in a tech company—like Microsoft—in particular
  • THIS one approach Awa’s seen work really well in influencing change in a white-led company that didn’t involve focusing on the financial impact of improving their diversity
  • Privilege and how she has experienced this very differently in France vs the US
  • White supremacy in other countries and how it manifests
  • And so much more!

 

Follow Awa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adiaw/ 

 

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