Artwork for podcast The HR L&D Podcast
Creating Lasting DEI Change with Maria Morukian
Episode 11213th February 2024 • The HR L&D Podcast • Nick Day - JGA Payroll Recruitment
00:00:00 00:56:30

Share Episode


Today Maria Morukian, author and CEO of MSM Global Consulting, joins me on The HR L&D Podcast to speak to you all directly about how to implement effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (also known as DEI) strategies, and perhaps more importantly, how HR leaders can ensure they result  in fuelling lasting DEI change within their organisations. 

As the CEO of MSM Global Consulting, Maria Morukian’s mission has been focused on helping organisations to develop and implement strategies that create more equitable and inclusive global workforces.  Not only has her work been featured in Forbes and TD Magazine, but her company was also recognized as one of the Top 10 Diversity and Inclusion companies by Manage HR Magazine in 2022. 

Maria is a sought-after speaker and has presented on the TEDx stage, for Big Tech, federal agencies, higher education, and multinational corporations.  She is also the host of the popular DEI podcast, Culture Stew and the author of the book: “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace

Key Learnings:

  • Human Resources: Integral to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • DEI Passion: Driven by personal commitment to equality and inclusion.
  • DEI Failures: Lack of commitment and actionable strategies are major stumbling blocks.
  • Overcoming Polarisation: Essential to depoliticize DEI through education and dialogue.
  • Lasting Change: Leadership commitment and continuous education key to sustainable DEI.
  • HR Leader Skills: Empathy, cultural competence, and strategic planning are crucial.
  • DEI Sustainability: Embed DEI into culture and maintain clear metrics for success.
  • Leadership in DEI: Senior leaders must actively support and embody DEI values.
  • Global DEI: Cultural sensitivity and adaptability are vital in multinational settings.

Connect with Maria:


Maria LinkedIn: 

Connect with Nick Day:

• ✉️ Email: 

• Phone: 01727800377

• 🔗 JGA Recruitment 

Of course, if you are an HR or L&D professional listening to this podcast and you have an HR, HRIS or L&D related vacancy that you would love some specialist HR recruitment support with – please also get in touch with me!  I would love to help show you what a great HR recruitment experience feels like!  You can reach out to me directly at or give me a call – 01727800377.

Thanks for listening folks – I look forward to bringing you the next episode of the HR L&D Podcast real soon!




More from YouTube