Demanding More: Why Diversity and Inclusion Don't Happen and What You Can Do About It

  • 3h 47m
  • Sheree Atcheson
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

Look around you. Is your workplace as diverse and accepting as it should be? From accusations of racism in high political office, award-winning actors admitting the sets they work on aren't inclusive, to everyday occurrences of sexism, agism, racism and more, we are far from where we need to be.

Demanding More is THE diversity and inclusion book you need to read. Moving beyond HR speak, this book clearly explains what diversity and inclusion are and what it means in the everyday experience of millions of people, both at work and in life. Sheree Atcheson, Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Peakon and ex Monzo, draws on her experience as a young woman of colour in an overly white male tech environment; she lives and breathes the issues she writes about. In Demanding More, she calls out the lack of awareness around privilege, unchecked and unconscious biases and details what intersectionality does to feelings of discrimination and disadvantage.

Arguing that the best strategy for us all to adopt is allyship, where we all take ownership of the issues and stand up to bias or discrimination, this book will give us all tools and strategies to action every day, making us accountable to delivering change around us.

About the Author

Sheree Atcheson is Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at employee success platform Peakon. She works across regions and industries providing leadership training to business executives to develop fully formed focused diversity and inclusion strategies. An advocate for women in tech, she is a Women Who Code Global Ambassador, speaks at many global conferences and leadership sessions and is regularly profiled for her work. She has featured or written for publications like Forbes, Fast Company, the Evening Standard, HuffPost, Marie Claire, Wired, the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph. Computer Weekly elected Sheree as one of the most influential women in UK technology in 2020, appearing on the list at number 39.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Sheree’s Story
  • Why Diversity and Inclusion aren’t There Yet
  • Privilege—The Haves and the Have Nots
  • Intersectionality—Peeling the Onion of Differences
  • Check Yourself—Unchecked and Unconscious Biases
  • Stand Up—Being an Ally
  • Demanding More from Our Leaders
  • Planning for More
  • Conclusion