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Debunking Myths Of Diversity And Inclusion With Mita Mallick
Episode 4616th April 2024 • Communicate Like You Give A Damn • Kim Clark
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Mita Malik, a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author and Head of DEI at Carta, joins Kim Clark on the next episode of Communicate Like You Give A Damn. Mita shares her personal journey and insights from her book, "Reimagined Inclusion: Debunking Common Myths in Corporate Environments”. Together, Kim and Mita discuss the importance of authentic storytelling, collaboration between communication teams and D&I strategists, and the necessity of inclusive practices for organizational success. Addressing backlash and resistance within organizations, Mita advocates for empathy and open dialogue, offering practical advice for navigating polarizing discussions and fostering inclusivity. 

About The Guest:

Mita Mallick, a change maker known for transforming culture and business, is a leading advocate for inclusivity and representation in the corporate world. With a background in multicultural marketing in the beauty and consumer goods industry, she has championed the voices of Black and Brown communities throughout her career. Her bestselling book, "Reimagine Inclusion: Debunking 13 Myths to Transform Your Workspace," has earned accolades from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. As a Chief Diversity Officer at companies like Carta, Unilever, and Pfizer, she has built inclusive ecosystems and future-proofed brands for today's dynamic environment. Mallick is a sought-after speaker, coach, and cohost of the popular podcast, The Brown Table Talk, where she shares insights on empowering Women of Color in the workplace and offers advice for allies. Recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice, she frequently contributes to publications like Harvard Business Review, Adweek, and Entrepreneur. Mallick holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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About Kim:

Kim Clark (she/her) focuses her work on the communicator and content creator's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller and the leading voice for DEI communications and social justice messaging for brands.

She speaks at conferences, writes custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Kim is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a cisgender woman, Native American (Muscogee Nation) and a mom of two kids with disabilities. These marginalized identities and the privileges that come with society seeing her as White motivate her daily for social change.

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