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Issue: January 12, 2021
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS NEWSLETTER
A Message for
the New Year
The Centre to Follow
UN Spelling Guidelines
Does the GDIB Work Well With Small Organizations?
Sponsor Us
to Help
Share Us on
Social Media
d&I Leaders Women
at Work Online Summit
The Forum
Workplace Revolution 2021
NW Diversity Learning Series January Session
Eddy Ng Featured
on Bath University
Free Podcast Featuring Mushim Ikeda
Pakistan's Most Inclusive Companies of 2020
Inspiring Girls to
Pursue Their Dreams
"The GDIB has been created and updated through a systematic and rigorous consensus of D&I experts. It is the product of an intensive research process where the viewpoints of a significantly diverse group of experts — many of whom approached D&I work in very different ways — came to agreement on the outcomes that are needed. Modeling both diversity and inclusion throughout this process reminded us that while this work can be challenging, it is also hugely rewarding."

Duncan Smith
ADC Associates
Melbourne, Australia
A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR
From Expert Panellist, Priyadarshini Gupta, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Tata Group, Mumbai, India.
2020 has been a year like never before. It was tough: but we grow only when we journey through tough times and that’s exactly what this year has given to us: greater resilience, greater wisdom, greater realisation, greater collaboration, greater empathy and most importantly greater love for everything that we have. In hope of a better world we share with you some short tales of a new tomorrow. TS Eliot very truly had once said “it’s the journey and not the destination that matters” hope you enjoy it!

Welcome 2021
FROM & ABOUT THE CENTRE & THE GDIB
WE WILL FOLLOW THE UNITED NATIONS'
SPELLING GUIDELINES
Because we are a global organization, from now on The Centre for Global Inclusion will follow the spelling guidelines for English published by the UN. Visit http://dd.dgacm.org/editorialmanual/ed-guidelines/style/spelling.htm Spelling - United Nations Editorial Manual Online (dgacm.org). These guidelines mix American and British spelling. Words we use a lot that are impacted are: organization (the American spelling) and Panellist (the British spelling).
HOW WELL DOES THE GDIB WORK
WITH A SMALL ORGANIZATION?
Editor’s Note: Berrett-Koehler has an Alliance with The Centre and many GDIB/GDEIB Expert Panelists and other DEI experts have published with BK. BK’s mission is “connecting people and ideas to create a world that works for all.”
The answer is “very well.” Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., headquartered in Oakland, California, USA, with 32 full-time employees and doing business globally, recently used the GDIB to help assess where it is on D&I measures and to set goals targeted to its needs.  
 
Perhaps it’s not totally accurate to call BK “small,” as its portfolio includes 1000+ authors, 700+ publications, and 4,000+ subsidiary rights agreements. BK works with over 70 e-book and audiobook distributors, and its print business is represented to the trade market by the distribution wing of the world’s largest trade publisher: Penguin Random House. It also works with scores of printers, book producers, cover designers, and other external partners. Go to http://bkconnection.com to learn more about BK. The focus of the use of the GDIB was on the 32 employees.
Time is running out to become an official sponsor of the of the NEW Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks, which will be released in April 2021.

Today more than ever, the world needs tools for increasing effectiveness on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The world needs the GDIB, the GDEIB, and The Centre for Global Inclusion! 

Help us continue our important work and keep this tool free for all to use. Please consider becoming a sponsor yourself and/or encouraging your organization to become a sponsor today. Also pass this opportunity along to others. 

Sponsors will be listed in the new 2021 edition and other opportunities are available to sponsors at different levels.  

Note: The Centre for Global Inclusion is a registered charity. 

Click below to see photos and bios of the

Please contact Julie O’Mara if you are interested in discussing sponsorship.
SHARE US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Please help us get the word out about the good work of The Centre for Global Inclusion! 
 
To make it easier for you, we have prepared some verbiage that you could copy & paste into your social media platforms.    
 
Feel free to copy & past the text below. 
 
“The Centre for Global Inclusion - https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/ is the home of the #GDIB – Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks. It’s an amazing resource for DEI practitioners and organizations alike. #diveristy #inclusion” 
 
“Are you working on your organization’s #DEI strategy?  Check out  https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/. The Centre for Global Inclusion provides FREE newsletters, tools, expert panelists, networking and other opportunities. #diversity #inclusion” 
 
“Get your latest Newsletter here https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/news/! This edition features a host of insightful articles, resources and upcoming events and opportunities for anyone in the #DEI space. #diversity #inclusion.” 
 
Please feel free to use these images in your social media posts.   
Thank you for helping us promote The Centre for Global Inclusion!
FROM & ABOUT EXPERT PANELISTS & ALLIANCES
VIRTUAL WOMEN AT WORK ONLINE SUMMIT 
EXPLORES TOPICS LIKE "WHY THERE IS NO TIME FOR COMPLACENCY ON GENDER EQUALITY"
d&i Leaders is an Alliance of The Centre for Global Inclusion 
 
January 26, 2021 @ 08:30 to 17:15 (GMT)  
Charlotte Sweeney, Expert Panellist and Board Member of The Centre for Global Inclusion, is Chair for the d&i Leaders 2021 Women at Work Online Summit. It will bring together 150+ diversity, inclusion, and HR professionals, committed to tackling gender inequality in the workplace. 

With 17 speakers and a unique online CPD accredited programme featuring one-to-one interviews, case studies, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and online networking tables, you will be inspired to make a difference in your own organisation. 

Topics being explored include: 
• Why there is no time for complacency when it comes to gender equality at work 
• Increasing representation of socially diverse women candidates 
• Ensuring the often hidden issue of harassment and personal safety at work 
• Monitoring, measuring and reporting progress towards gender parity 
• Taking an intersectional approach – the challenges this can pose and steps to overcome them
THE FORUM FOR WORKPLACE INCLUSION CONFERENCE—NOW VIRTUAL—REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Be a part of the global conversation. Be a part of the solution.
Be a part of the Workplace Revolution
Solutions that Unite: The Call for Authentic Organizational Activism
 Fostering and Developing Inclusive Leadership as the Fulcrum of Inclusion
Not Your Typical Talk on Religion: What DEI Advocates Need to Do
Algorithms of Inclusion? 
How Bias is Amplified and Mitigated in Digital Hiring
What are the SDGs and What Do They Have to Do with DEI?
What are the SDGs and What Do They Have to Do with DEI?
Solutions that Unite: The Call for Authentic Organizational Activism
White Men Can Jump (into DEI): Strategies to recruit allies for organizational transformation
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Solutions that Unite: The Call for Authentic Organizational Activism
White Men Can Jump (into DEI): Strategies to recruit allies for organizational transformation
Activating Relational Power to Dismantle Systemic Racism in the Workplace
Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Anchored Within – The White JEDI Practitioners Daily Dilemma
Wake Up to Class!
Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit Book Reading
2021 NW DIVERSITY LEARNING SERIES:
JANUARY 27 SESSION!
The 2021 NW Diversity Learning Series is dedicated to U.S. Congressman John Robert Lewis (1940-2020) and his call to action!

Topic: Hiding in Plain Sight: Examining the Values that Drive Disparity
Date: January 27
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am PST - with bonus optional 30 min Q&A with the Presenters for all attendees immediately following the session! 

Description:
When our values of equality and fairness contrast so greatly with the profound and consistent racial disparities we experience every day, we have to consider the uncomfortable. Perhaps such lasting and large disparities are the result of a successful system, and NOT due to a failed one.

Participants will get into "good trouble and necessary trouble" in this session by examining organizational values and behaviors that may diverge from the values we espouse, what may be keeping those values and behaviors entrenched, and a framework that allows for productive and reflective critique.

Participants will leave with tools and techniques to help their organizations assess their values and behaviors, to make them more relevant, more lived, more inclusive of a diverse workforce.

To learn more about this session and our presenters click here: https://www.i4sdi.org/register
GDIB EXPERT PANELLIST, EDDY NG,
HAS BEEN FEATURED ON THE BATH UNIVERSITY 
#ThinklistAmplify
The #ThinklistAmplify is a list of influential scholars on social media around issues of responsible business. 
 
Check out the List here:
 
If you want to learn more about how 
The #ThinklistAmplify was curated, visit this link:
FREE PODCAST FEATURING
GDIB EXPERT PANELLIST MUSHIM PATRICIA IKEDA
Last year, Mushim Patricia Ikeda was featured on the The Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Podcast.   
 
Mushim is a poet, Buddhist teacher, and social change activist. Mushim teaches at the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) in Oakland, California, where she leads an award-winning yearlong mindfulness program called Practice in Transformative Action. In their conversation, David and Mushim talk about her inclusivity work at EBMC, the pandemic, and the relevance of trauma-informed practice within mindfulness and social change work. 
 
GLOBAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION BENCHMARKS
AWARDS HIGHLIGHT PAKISTAN'S
MOST INCLUSIVE COMPANIES OF 2020
HR Metrics is headed by GDIB Expert Panellist and The Centre for Global Inclusion Board member Zahid Mubarik.  
 
Diversity Hub HR Metrics organizes the annual GDIB Awards by engaging organizations from all over Pakistan. Diversity Hub is a centre of expertise within HR Metrics Consulting, with a mission to help organizations become sustainable through inclusive cultural and behavioural change 
 
To become eligible for a GDIB Award, organizations are required to self-evaluate their D&I practices using the GDIB standards and provide evidence, such as references, videos, photographs, case studies, and/or policy extracts. A Jury of Award assesses all submissions. 
 
During 2020, a total of 30 companies have won GDIB awards in multiple categories. The top ten winning companies are Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, METRO, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Nestle Pakistan Limited, Pakistan Tobacco Company, Abacus, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited, Engro Energy Limited, The Aga Khan University and Faysal Bank Limited.   

The GDIB Awards will be presented on 4 Mar 2021 in Karachi.  

We are pleased to announce that starting with the February newsletter, Diversity Hub will be sharing success stories from the 2021 winners.   
 
For more information on the upcoming Awards Ceremony, the methodology, and the full list of winners, please visit: GDIB Awards 2021 – HR Metrics (thehrmetrics.com) 
 
INSPIRING GIRLS TO PURSUE
THEIR DREAMS—WHAT APPLIED MATERIALS
IS DOING TO SUPPORT GIRLS' DREAMS
Article by Julie Lata, Program Manager, Global Community Affairs, Applied Materials https://www.appliedmaterials.com, Santa Clara, California, USA. Applied Materials is a user of the GDIB and a sponsor for the GDEIB which will be published April 1, 2021.
For more than 50 years, Applied Materials, Inc. has been helping solve the semiconductor industry’s toughest challenges with our expertise in materials engineering. Our ability to consistently deliver technology breakthroughs is supported by the belief that diversity and inclusion are essential to building winning teams and driving innovation. We want our industry’s workforce to be a place where everyone is inspired and supported to do their best. 
TOOLS
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FREE
Multicultural Calendar 
GDIB Expert Panellist, Barbara Deane offers a free monthly multicultural calendar via Diversity Central.
DEI Futures Project,
Future Trend Cards 
A collection of future trends is being curated and explained by GDIB Expert Panellist Margaret Regan.
FEATURED EXPERT PANELLISTS
Cris Carvalho
Mpho Makwana
Jinny Son
Pamela Williamson
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS BY OUR ALLIANCES OR OUR EXPERT PANELISTS 
OR WHERE THE GDIB IS INCLUDED
d&I Leaders Women at Work
Online Summit 2021 [VIRTUAL] 
January 26, 2021 
08:30 - 17:15 (GMT) 
ACPA21 Convention 
Virtual Experience [
March 1-17, 2021 
d&i Leaders Global Forum 2021
[VIRTUAL] 
June 8 & 9, 2021 
PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY EXPERT PANELISTS & ALLIANCES
Listed here are programs offered by GDIB Expert Panelists and Alliances. Many are offered numerous times on an ongoing basis. While these courses may not be specifically about the GDIB, the content will be helpful in achieving many of the GDIB benchmarks. If you are an Expert Panelist or Alliance and offer programs open to the public, please let us know and we will list here.
Training & Education
Courses Including
by The Winters Group
Recent Webinars
Multiple Topics
by Inclusion Allies Coalition
Events & Webinars
Multiple Topics 
by CCDI
Webinars
With Topics Including 
by Cook Ross
Educational Video Series
Multiple Topics
by Nene Molefi
Forthcoming Online Events
Multiple Topics
by d&i Leaders
Podcast
Multiple Topics
by The Forum
Free Monthly Webinars
Multiple Topics
by The Forum
OFFERING SUPPORT
If you want to use the GDIB in conference presentations, blogs, articles, chapters and so forth, we will support by providing slides, handouts, and ideas. Go to our site and explore. We’ve put a lot of effort into providing these resources. Please help by adding to what we offer.
SPECIAL REQUEST TO GDIB USERS
As you know the GDIB is free to users upon signing the permission agreement. We are getting ready to update the GDIB and seek sponsors for this update. The GDIB is free to use AND we ask that users in the past or current users make a special effort to become a sponsor. In exchange we will include your organization logo and/or name on the 2021 edition and the website. Funds are needed now and on an ongoing basis to support the research and publishing of the 2021 edition. It will continue to be available to all for free — that will not change. However, if at all possible and if you or your organization is benefiting from the free GDIB please contact us about sponsoring. Thank you very much.
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We are always looking for stories of organizations around the world that are making strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or organizations that have achieved GDIB benchmarks. You don’t have to be at the Best Practice level on every benchmark to be featured. We like stories that describe how an organization achieved ONE of the benchmarks. To submit a story, please contact us: https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/contact/

ABOUT THE FREE GDIB 
The GDIB—Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World—helps organizations of all sizes, in a variety of sectors and industries, using a variety of approaches to D&I work to achieve high-quality D&I outcomes. First published in 2006, the 2017 edition is authored by Julie O’Mara, Alan Richter, Ph.D., and 95 Expert Panelists. It is presented by The Centre for Global Inclusion. The GDIB and its User Tools are free and may be downloaded at The Centre site.
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