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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more. 

Mar 26, 2024

It’s time to settle the debate: is DEI dead? Listen in as Dr. Sandra Upton, Founder and Chief DEI Strategist of Upton Consulting Group, unpacks key insights from her newly released book, Make it Last: A Roadmap and Practical Strategies for How to Do DEI Work. The discussion stresses the importance of data-driven strategies and prioritizing mental health in navigating the complexities of DEI work. With practical advice and actionable steps, Dr. Upton offers a comprehensive guide for organizations seeking to create lasting and meaningful change.



  • Collective DEI success is achievable when approached with integrity and diligence.

  • Misinformation and political influences contribute to the backlash against DEI efforts, so DEI leaders must dispel myths and educate individuals on the true objectives of these initiatives.

  • Organizations should adopt data-driven approaches to DEI work, focusing on outcomes and measurable progress rather than mere activity. 

  • Organizational complacency is a major roadblock to DEI progress.

  • Formal strategies to protect mental health, including establishing boundaries and clear expectations, are a critical part of any effective DEI initiative.

  • Dr. Upton stresses the critical role of communication in DEI initiatives, highlighting the need for clear, consistent messaging from leadership. 


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