Discovering the Benefits of Data-Driven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with Dr. Randal Pinkett – Lean Blog Podcast

Dr. Randal Pinkett is an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, author, media personality and DEI expert who is leading the way in business, technology and equity for all. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a global, multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm whose mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity.

He joins Mark Graban on the “Lean Blog” podcast to talk about his new book, Data-Driven DEI: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Measure, Analyze, and Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, released on March 14th.

Specific to process improvement, he discusses the following topics:

  • Lean… Safety… Quality… Can DEI be delegated by the CEO?
  • What DEI data points does he recommend to gain buy-in from leadership/decision-makers?
  • Does a lack of Psychological Safety distort data from surveys or reporting?


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