Startup, Awareness and Inclusion

Updated: Dec 30, 2020

Extract key points from Business Ray featuring Priyanka Banerjee, video transcription by Williams Amos

What motivates you to be a diversity and inclusion specialist?

I want work culture and attitude to change from the usual or normal way of doing things at work places. It is only when everyone can feel respected and bring their best self to work that is good for all companies, this makes them more productive. I specialise in this to help companies create culture of inclusion in their organizations. The more I do this, the more I gain respect and slowly I got more clarity about my business.

Does your business entail capital for startup?

It doesn't require much of capital because I have detailed implementation programs like trainings, workshop coaching programs, seminars etc. But yet; it requires funding to develop new services and products.

How do you manage struggles of Integration with cultures that are not Europeans?

Integration is not one-sided but two-sided. When you work with client, they need to respect you and your culture. If you are an employee, you need to understand the company's culture and also they have to understand yours. It is all about emotional intelligence. I like to learn about new things because I am curious.

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Do you have feedbacks from your client and how do you handle them especially both positive and negative feedbacks?

I have received both feedbacks. Negative feedbacks are mostly like when people needs fast results and one training cannot change culture. It takes a lot of time, effort and action to achieve this. There are so many details like personality, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation. I use