The Internal Comms Podcast

Episode 34 – Cross-cultural comms

The Internal Comms Podcast is now in its fourth season – and to kick it off Katie sat down with Tasneem Chopra for some honest and open conversation.

The self-styled “professional disruptor” helps businesses address the important issues of diversity and inclusion within their workforce. As a cross-cultural consultant, and champion for social justice, she helps leaders identify where social problems in their business may lie, and crucially, how to solve them.

In this episode she talks passionately and with great experience about “shaking things up” and how we can all make our workplaces – and the wider world – a safer, fairer place for us all to enjoy.

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What is a cross-cultural consultant? [5:33]

We need to sit with our privilege [8:46]

How Tasneem’s career developed [12:10]

Listen to minority communities [17:47]

How do we reach cultural safety? [20:49]

Finding the right voices for your content [24:11]

Why curious questions can be offensive [29:03]

How to really be inclusive [35:51]

Understanding the impact of diversity [39:22]

People of colour speaking of their own experiences [41:12]

The Australian Instagram project [41:12]

What can we do to help? [45:50]

“It shouldn’t be a phenomenon that happens once every ten years.” [52:42]

“Pussyfooting around hasn’t got us anywhere.” [57:22]

Links from this episode

Learn more about Tasneem’s work on her website

Find Tasneem on Twitter

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