The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

157: Let's Talk Everyday Inclusion: Avoiding Microaggressions and Using Pronouns with Carolina Reese

May 16, 2023 John Neral Season 3
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
157: Let's Talk Everyday Inclusion: Avoiding Microaggressions and Using Pronouns with Carolina Reese
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A microaggression is an action or comment that reminds people from underrepresented groups that they are different. While microaggressions may be unintentional, we must be mindful of where we are microaggressive to correct that behavior. 

And while some people think they aren’t being offensive, that, by its very nature, is what makes the microaggression offensive. For middle managers, it’s vital to lead by example and create a team culture where everyone is respected. 

Carolina Reese is the Head of Learning and Development Services at The ReadySet, a boutique DEI consultancy. Carolina and John talk about what microaggressions are, what it means for professionals to be fallible, and the importance of using preferred pronouns in the workplace to help build stronger communities. 

Connect with Carolina and learn more about her work. Website | LinkedIn 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:00)

·      Get Your Free Career Guide (1:30)

·      Meet Carolina Reese (5:15)

·      Dealing with Bias (6:15)

·      What Are Microaggressions? (10:00)

·      Being Fallable (15:15)

·      Microaggressions within Communities (18:45)

·      Importance of Preferred Pronouns (19:45)

·      Biggest Lesson at Mid-Career (26:00)

·      Carolina’s Mid-Career GPS Advice (30:15)

·      Connect with Carolina (31:15)

 

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Introduction
Get Your Free Career Guide
Meet Carolina Reese
Dealing with Bias
What Are Microaggressions?
Being Fallible
Microaggressions within Communities
Importance of Preferred Pronouns
Biggest Lesson at Mid-Career
Carolina's Mid-Career GPS Advice
Connect with Carolina