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The Uplifting Impact Podcast is a platform that fosters dynamic conversations around the intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership. Directing our conversations are Uplifting Impact’s Chief Change Agent, Deanna Singh, and Chief Information Agent, Justin Ponder. Both are renowned thought leaders, teachers and consultants within the DEI space and are known for the ability to teach difficult lessons in gentle ways that inspire change and innovation within organizations.

Our mission is to provide actionable insights and wisdom from various leaders, executives, consultants as well as entrepreneurs. We’ve had industry leaders from companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Ford, Kohl’s and more come on board to share their expertise within the DEI space.

If we inspire one listener and leave them with ideas of how they can improve their DEI leadership and life skills, we consider that the ultimate accomplishment.


Strategies for wide-spread and long-lasting change

Posted by Deanna Singh | Oct 28, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Asif Sadiq has had a long and rich career in the equity and inclusion space with senior executive roles at Adidas, the Telegraph and EY Financial Services. He's been listed as one of the Most Influential Global D&I Leaders by Hive Learning, CIPD’s Top 20 Power List, and was honored with an MBE in 2017 by the Queen. As the Senior Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia International, Asif works on globally driving the agenda around diversity.

In our conversation, we address the growth that is happening in the DEI space, and important considerations organizations should think about when filling DEI related positions. We talk about how to approach DEI work within different organizations and how it requires more than a blanket approach, and we discuss some important tools for driving widespread change. Asif also explains the important relationship between activism and DEI work, along with how activism drives DEI and what they look like in our personal lives versus inside the workplace. To connect with Asif, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://uk.linkedin.com/in/asif-sadiq-mbe-b8a58b14

Topics In This Episode:

  • Pitching DEI initiatives within an organization

  • Removing the emotional connection to DEI in the workplace, and why it’s important

  • Changes in DEI over the last 18-months

  • The relationship between social justice and DEI work

  • Creating strategies for wide-spread and lasting change that benefits all members of an organization

  • Differences between diversity and inclusion

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Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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