“I was struck by the diversity within the nominations, across all categories,” said Oldham
“They came from many different Centers, there were scientists and professional and support staff, we saw different nationalities, genders and languages all represented.”
The numerous high-caliber nominations attest to the commitment many changemakers across CGIAR are making to move the needle on GDI every day by actively demonstrating inclusive behaviors.
Shrinagesh concluded the event by thanking the finalists, fellow judges and all of those who connected online in support of their colleagues.
“We know that creating inclusive workplaces is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do,” said Shrinagesh. “It makes us more attractive as an employer and helps us retain the best talent.”
Attention to CGIAR staff, here’s how you can continue to demonstrate inclusive behaviors in the workplace:
- Keep an eye on the Knowledge Hub, accessible to all CGIAR staff, for upcoming Q&A’s with the winners!
- Join the Connect@CGIAR program to expand your professional network, share ideas, and support each other.
- Join the newly launched Mentoring@CGIAR program which aims to provide impactful mentorship to CGIAR staff members.
- Complete the e-modules on Introduction to Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace and Unconscious Bias.