EP 59: Amanda Bennett – Spotlight On Disability, The Forgotten D In DEIB

by | Mar 21, 2024

This week I’m joined by Amanda Bennett, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEIB) at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Amanda has spent years working with children and young people in culture change environments. She is passionate about making people feel valued and accepted for who they are.

Today we talk about disability and how we can make workplaces more diverse and accessible for everyone.

Here are the highlights from this episode:

  • (02:48) If it comes with good intent, it’s not a silly question!
  • (04:48) The distinction between disability and neurodiversity.
  • (18:40) It was no longer good enough to be a passive bystander.
  • (23:01) What kind of organisation do you want to be?
  • (32:27) You should be constantly checking your unconscious bias.
  • (37:32) Celebrate diversity of thought.

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Ngozi Weller

Ngozi Weller is a culture change consultant and an ICF accredited coach who helps build resilience into your business by creating psychologically safe workplaces that enable employees to thrive.

Obehi Alofoje

Obehi is a psychologist and culture change consultant who helps senior HR and business leaders reduce employee burnout, absenteeism & talent attrition through mental wellbeing strategy, training & coaching.

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