Code switching is making tactical or strategic personality changes to fit in and/ or advance your career i.e. switching the way you talk, your accent, language, your disposition depending on social or cultural context. I hear similar comments to the above being made by underrepresented groups who find themselves switching between their authentic self and the self they feel is more likely to be accepted in their work environment.
Join Meera Joshi, Head of D&I Committee at Harrison Holgate and Buki Mosaku for an interactive discussion during which we will discuss the development and progression of underrepresented groups career path and the impact of code-switching on corporate life.
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Buki is a thought leader for Diversity & Inclusion who pushes the boundaries of the norm and brings forward topics of discussion that are truly thought provoking. He is a leading international business consultant who has grappled with unconscious (and indeed conscious) bias with varying degrees of success in his employed career and as a consultant in the city.
Frustrated with his own challenges and the inadequacy of behavioural experts and consultants attempts to address workplace bias, he set out to develop a fair, equitable results-oriented methodology to tackle person(s) to person(s) bias effectively in the workplace.
The IDU? methodology is the culmination of 20 years of working, observing and interacting with over 50,000 individuals throughout the world as a consultant, communications expert, trainer and coach.
Over the last 20 years he has consulted with large FTSE/ Fortune 500, medium sized, small and start-up companies.