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067: The ABCs of DEI, with Martine Kalaw
Episode 6722nd February 2022 • Leadership Jam Session • Rob Fonte
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In this episode I sit with Martine Kalaw, MPA. Martine is an Organizational Development expert, author, speaker, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant and trainer for corporate executives with more than a decade of experience increasing the performance and productivity of fortune 500 companies and tech startups. We discuss her latest book, The ABCs of Diversity: A Manager’s Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the New Workplace.


  • Challenges Human Resource departments have with DEI (1:53)
  • Why DEI has to a business imperative (3:20)
  • Much of DEI is already being done by you, the manager, and it starts with the basics of leadership (11:46)
  • Widening your talent pool (19:30)