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Implementing and Retaining Diversity with Joanne Cleaver

Implementing and Retaining Diversity with Joanne Cleaver

| September 19, 2022

Joanne Cleaver is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Editor at InvestmentNews, and she joins the show today to share her passion for writing, reporting, and supporting the advancement of women. You will hear how the finance industry can get unstuck and implement important changes that will allow for more diversity.

Listen in to learn some of the key ways that the financial industry is attempting to add and retain diverse voices. Joanne also sheds light on the common issues that arise when it comes to mentorship and how people can build rewarding and results-based programs. You'll come away with specific ways that diversity can be implemented more effectively and in a rewarding way for every team.

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What You’ll Learn:

  • How to advocate for more perspectives and coverage.
  • The main problem industries have with retaining diversity.
  • The additional challenges that come with mentorship.
  • The importance of asking people of all levels to invest in your organization.
  • What the ultimate goal is and how to make it happen over time.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“I get to ask questions and keep asking questions until I get answers that I think are credible and that I can bring to readers and say, 'here’s something that you didn’t know about this industry, here’s what’s important, and here’s what you can do with it.'” - Joanne Cleaver

“I want people who are interested in me as a person, and not just me as a demographic.” - Joanne Cleaver

“It’s not just the concept of mentorship—it’s having a structured, purposeful, measurable mentorship program.” - Joanne Cleaver


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