I won’t accept speaking, podcasts or other such opportunities unless certain conditions are met:
Organisers need to be taking proactive action to ensure diversity and inclusion. Not simply “making the diversity hire” as one company quite openly told me was their approach!
A line up must be 60% max of:
to participate unless it is specifically targeting another protected characteristic.
If I refuse an opportunity it is not good enough to either shy away OR invite a pile-on. Instead, I will offer 3 alternatives from my network.
I won’t secure every opportunity or get everything right. It is important to pay attention AND share diverse events regardless of my inclusion.