Ep #230: How to Advocate For More Diversity in Leadership with Hady Méndez

Many organizations and leaders understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

So why are we still so far behind?

Why do women, People of Color, and other underrepresented employees continue to struggle to advance to higher levels of leadership?

And what can leaders and organizations do to solve this issue once and for all?

Joining me to tackle these questions is the brilliant, bold, and badass Hady Mendez on this episode of Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer.

Hady Mendez is a dynamic Latina speaker and Employee Resource Group (ERG) coach, and the founder and CEO of Boldly Speaking LLC – a company that empowers underrepresented employees with the skills to self-advocate, self-promote, and land the leadership roles they deserve.

In this episode, we discuss practical solutions for leaders who want to support diversity and inclusion at their organizations, tap into the diverse talent right in front of them, and create environments where everyone can thrive.

Let’s get started.

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What You'll Learn:

  • Super practical strategies you can use to make your organization a safer and more inclusive place for underrepresented employees.
  • How to leverage Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to create psychological safety in your organization.
  • Real-world examples of how leaders can unintentionally derail ERG initiatives, even with good intentions.
  • The unique strengths of ERG leaders and why they deserve more opportunities to lead at higher levels.
  • How to determine when to be part of the solution in your organization and when it’s time to find a company that values and treats you better.

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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