The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change

  • 5h 3m 16s
  • Bethaney Wilkinson
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2021

A sweeping leadership framework to institute clear and intentional actions throughout your organization so that people of all racial backgrounds are empowered to lead, collaborate, and excel at work.

The Diversity Gap is a fearless, groundbreaking guide to help leaders at every level shatter the barriers that are causing diversity efforts to fail.

Combining real-world research with honest first-person experiences, racial justice facilitator Bethaney Wilkinson provides leaders a replicable structure to foster a diverse culture of belonging within your organization.

With illuminating and challenging insights throughout, you will:

  • Better understand today’s racial climate and its negative impact on your organization and team;
  • Be equipped to shift your organizational culture from one that has good intentions for “diversity” to one that addresses systemic barriers to all employees thriving at work; and
  • Be emboldened to participate in creating an organizational culture where people from various racial backgrounds are growing in their purpose, making their highest contributions, and collaborating effectively towards greater impact at work and in the world.

Ultimately, The Diversity Gap is the quantum shift between well-intentioned organizational diversity programs that do little to move the needle and a lasting culture of equity and belonging that can transform your organization and outpace your industry.

About the Author

Bethaney is a writer, leader, and social entrepreneur who has dedicated more than a decade to exploring the intersections of community, racial justice, and social change.

Bethaney began her career as co-founder of Atlanta Harvest, a high-production development farm on a mission to create jobs and strengthen economies in disadvantaged communities. She then founded G.Race Dialogues, a faith and community-based initiative designed to support individuals and organizations pursuing racial reconciliation. Bethaney expanded her research and broadened her reach after joining the team at Plywood People, a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of startups doing good.

As part of her work in diversity and cultural change, Bethaney is an invited speaker at major conferences and top global companies. She is host of the popular podcast, The Diversity Gap, and is the founder of The Diversity Gap Academy, an online learning platform for leaders seeking to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: You Are Creating the Future
  • Chapter 1 - Racism Is the Problem
  • Chapter 2 - Impact over Intentions
  • Chapter 3 - Motivation Matters
  • Chapter 4 - Choose Your Framework
  • Chapter 5 - Embrace Cultural Change
  • Chapter 6 - Diversify Your Life
  • Chapter 7 - Lead with Courage
  • Chapter 8 - New Leaders, New Futures