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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Diversity Playbook by Hephzi Pemberton - Book Tour + Giveaway




Transforming Business with Inclusion and Innovation

Non-fiction / Business / Leadership / Diversity and Inclusion

Date Published: June 8, 2021


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Hephzi Pemberton’s first nonfiction, business book The Diversity Playbook provides an empowering and uplifting experience. It contains proven expertise, factual examples and practical tools to transform your business and leadership approach with inclusion and innovation as a central shared goal and priority.

Her book demonstrates with clarity, relevant case studies and the latest research, as well as an applicable exercise in each chapter, to show how leaders and firms who embrace and embed inclusion and diversity into their business will benefit. They will be the businesses that innovate and adapt more rapidly. They will have a workplace culture that the latest talent seeks out and stays with. They will reach a wider set of customers and clients who feel valued and understood. They know that to achieve these benefits and many others besides, leaders and businesses now and in the future will have to take inclusion and diversity seriously.


Excerpt
Debiased Recruitment - Chapter 5 Blog:

Biases in the traditional recruitment process minimise effective decision-making. The attachment to systems and processes that have been used for a long time makes it harder for companies to move away from these bias-riddled processes. Changing the system takes courage and effort, yet the diversity achieved, long-term job performance and retention that comes after the system has been changed is striking. 

Bias is one of the greatest barriers to achieving equal representation in the workforce. A significant number of studies have shown entrenched gender bias at every stage of a career journey. Similarly, numerous studies have shown that people of colour are far less likely to be employed for the same job as an individual with a white-sounding name, despite having the same qualifications and experience. In one field experiment, ethnic minorities had to send 60% more applications in order to receive as many call backs. 

There are some things that can be done: anonymising the resume and standardising interviews are just two examples.



About The Author

Hephzi Pemberton is a UK business founder and advisor, who believes in the power of good business to transform society. After completing an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, Hephzi began her career in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. In 2009, she co-founded Kea Consultants, a financial headhunting firm that specialises in investment and high-growth organisations, which she quickly grew into a profitable and sustainable business.

In 2018, Hephzi founded Equality Group, an Inclusion and Diversity specialist business focused on the Finance and Technology industry. Equality Group helps companies to diversify their teams, using their executive search service, and creates a more inclusive cultures with their consulting and education services. Equality Group has partnered with many leaders in sustainable investing, such as Generation Investment Management, and Private Equity and Venture Capital firms who are committed to being leaders in inclusion and diversity.

Hephzi has been angel investing since 2010 and has invested in technology start-ups across AI, Logistics, Health and Beauty, E-Commerce and Education. She has also advised a number of businesses on their hiring practices, board composition, compensation structure, strategic and fundraising plans.

Alongside her commercial experience, Hephzi has founded a social enterprise called Kiteka, empowering female micro entrepreneurs in Uganda to access digital opportunities through mobile technology. Hephzi has sat on the board of trustees for three other charities focused on youth employment, homelessness and community development.


Contact Links

Website

http://www.hephzipemberton.com

http://www.equality.group


LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hephzi-pemberton/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/equalitygroupglobal


Twitter

https://twitter.com/hephzipemberton

https://twitter.com/equalitygroupgl


Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/hephzipemberton/

https://www.instagram.com/equalitygroupglobal/


Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/hephzi.pemberton

https://www.facebook.com/equalitygroupglobal


Purchase Link

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