This is an especially important session for new professionals to help them build their networks with intention and for those with well-established networks who may not yet realize the bias that they may be unconsciously supporting.
’Who is missing from my professional network?’ It’s a question I had never considered until reading Amy C. Waninger’s groundbreaking and eye-opening book. But it’s a question that gets to the heart of who I am ― professional and personally ― and how my own biases might be standing in my way of helping others, growing my company, and even catapulting my own career beyond my current aspirations and (self-inflicted) limitations.
Because Amy shares some personal information and challenges she has experienced, after reading her book, I was left with the feeling of having a good sense of who she is and the value of what she brings to the field of diversity and inclusion.
The book is an easy read and is filled with useful information including a tool to assess and measure the diversity of an individual’s network. Real scenarios of diverse challenges provide the reader the opportunity to explore a variety of perspectives. The content included in the chapter, Seek Diverse Perspectives on Purpose, covers important facts about some of the most challenging and timely dimensions of diversity and inclusion.
Amy’s courage is amazing, she stands by her word and life in this book as you’ll discover while on your journey through this well-written, researched and personal collection of Amy’s work and passion. I highly recommend this book for any new hire, business professional, leader, mentor or coach. There are many books about the topics covered in Network Beyond Bias, but none that touch the reader quite so well as this one.