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From Subject Matter Expert to Change Agent: Navigating the Path of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Lea Taylor
Episode 118th December 2023 • The Change Podcast by Reframe • Jeffrey L. Bowman
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Discover the breakthroughs and lessons learned in driving change within organizations with Lea Taylor, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Razorfish. 

Her role at Razorfish involves leading their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for both their talent and clients. She collaborates with executive leadership to establish a strategic vision and drives the development and implementation of best practices to increase organizational DE&I and cultural proficiency.

One of Lea's key focuses is the Inclusive Marketing Capability, where she works to enhance how Razorfish's clients digitally connect with their consumers. By leveraging her expertise in inclusive leadership and marketing, Lea helps brands transform their narratives and drive positive change.

Join us as we delve into the world of inclusive leadership and marketing excellence with Lea Taylor, and discover how her trailblazing efforts are shaping the future of the industry.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode

  • Learn about Lea Taylor's journey in the advertising industry and her role as the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Razorfish.
  • Find out how Razorfish transformed its approach to diversity and inclusion in response to societal changes and the events of 2020.
  • Learn about the importance of cultural intelligence and having difficult conversations around race, gender, and intersectionality.

"If we're going to build an inclusive workplace, then it requires change." - Lea Taylor

Topics Covered:

00:51 - Lea Taylor sharing her  professional background and Razorfish’'s commitment to inclusivity in the workplace.

10:37 - Pivoting and doing purpose-driven work, defining moments that led to her life's mission

14:48 - What it means to have 'change in the workplace' ,embracing her role in the diversity, equity, and inclusivity space

17:09 - Overcoming challenges in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion space especially during COVID time [plus great lessons she learned]

27:52 - Her guiding principle in her DE&I journey, plus where they stand now in their impact ambition, the challenges of generational differences in the workplace

34:36 - At a phase of implementing the change  and how she is dealing with resistance ,Razorfish's journey is about implementation, unlocking the potential for change and striving for excellence in creating an inclusive work environment.

40:19 - How the commitment and partnership between Razorfish and Jeffrey's team have been instrumental in driving meaningful change and creating a culture of inclusivity.

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