May 18, 2023
Diversity Fatigue Summit
  • Learn about the common roots of “diversity fatigue” in the workplace

  • Discover how to cure diversity fatigue and fix key issues driving it

  • Elevate your DEI practices to avoid diversity fatigue in the future

Diversity was on the rise in the aftermath of George Floyd in 2020, but now in 2023, diversity fatigue has taken over. Where companies once created ambitious plans and long-term DEI goals, newly expanded DEI departments, and DEI initiatives supported by employees of all levels, we now see the opposite trend. Common signs of diversity fatigue include: DEI programs are shrinking from lack of support from C-suite leaders, and employees failing to understand the point of diversity training programs.

Diversity fatigue has both external and internal reasons, meaning that besides corporate leaders and executives, the DEI industry itself should also be accountable for for diversity fatigue’s main factors: over-focusing on diversity numbers; prioritizing diversity while overlooking inclusion and equity, putting gender and race before any other diversity criteria; hidden diversity quotas; positive discrimination, inefficient or inappropriate training programs and so onCompanies should reevaluate their DEI approach in order to reverse the diversity fatigue trend. This event will provide practical knowledge on how to spot the early signs of diversity fatigue and manage them preemptively.

This event is for:

  • HR executives and professionals

  • C-suite executives who care

  • DEI experts and consultants


May, 18 6:00 PM CET
Panel Discussion

What must the corporate world do to overcome growing diversity fatigue?

The panel speakers will discuss:

  • Hidden underpinnings of diversity fatigue

  • Innovative approaches to curing diversity fatigue

  • A daily DEI routine that stops diversity fatigue in its tracks

Laura Agharkar Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Culture at Nasdaq
Yetta Toliver Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Xerox Corporation
Traci Sanders Vice President - Global Head of DE&I at Verizon
Antoinette Hamilton Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Lam Research
Mahdis Gharaei Co-Founder & Co-CEO at the female factor
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May, 18 7:00 PM CET

Beyond Diversity Fatigue: Cultivating Lasting Change Through Collective Action and Allyship

The speaker will talk about recognizing the intersectionality of different forms of discrimination; fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility through collective action; the role of allyship in promoting diversity and inclusivity; building sustainability into DEI efforts; and overcoming resistance to DEI efforts.
Jeevantika Lingalwar Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
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May, 18 7:45 PM CET

Managing DEI Fatigue - CRIPS Model

The presentation will take the audience through the 5 stages of the model relating them back to the case study and demonstrating how they can use the model to prevent as well as manage DEI fatigue if it occurs. Attendees will leave with a blueprint for practically managing/eliminating DEI fatigue.
Movell Dash Founder & Director at Modas Personal Development
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May, 18 8:15 PM CET

DEI fatigue in dominant groups – a case study of coaching for Inclusive Leadership

The speaker will discuss a case study on a priviliged senior manager at a multinational financial services company who experienced DEI fatigue and how leadership coaching helped him reframe his perspective and develop inclusive leadership practices. The session will cover themes such as power and powerlessness, threat to individual and social identity, and tools and techniques for surfacing reality, recognizing impact, exploring emotions, and creating new narratives and practices.
Beatrix Eder Beatrix Eder Coaching
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May, 18 9:00 PM CET

Three-layer strategy to avoid diversity fatigue

The speaker will focus on presenting three innovative corporate systems that can upgrade a company's HR systems, which include a fully blind hiring process, performance evaluation and promotion systems, and an inclusive compensation system. These systems have been successfully implemented at CFC Big Ideas, an international communications consultancy where Kostiantyn has been the COO for almost 15 years.

Kostiantyn Gridin Big Ideas Officer at GIOF
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Leading Culture Solutions
Stanley Consulting Group

Network Partner

the female factor

Organizations who attended our events

GrammarlyPfizerXeroxTechbilitykyndrylNasdaqChange CatalystThe UnmistakablesPeople ForceGitLabEYGoogleWomen in TechCreative CultureIKEABarillaJobs4refugeesAmazonUNOPSL'Oréal

What attendees say about our events

“I indeed had my expectations really high, but it was way better than what I expected. […] I ended up after 3 h with almost 5 full pages of a notebook filled with quotes from the panelists. Connected with more than 100 people, meetings, booth fairs…”
Patricia Souza, D&I expert from Luxembourg

“Thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and all the questions — encouraged by the momentum from fellow panelists and the audience!”
Rebecca Hershey, Human Rights Campaign

“Great panel! Even as the moderator, I can’t wait to go back and listen to the recording to fully capture all the wisdom and practical insights shared by our panelists”
Bernardo Ferdman, Ferdman Consulting

“The most interactive and the most informative online event about acessibility of the last years for me. Wishing to the organizing team keep going with such level”
Roman Boreńko, Inclusive It

“This was very well organized and well run. I really enjoyed case studies on accessibility in the banking context! Kudos to organizers!”
Catherine Tunney Braeken, Director Client Accessibility at CIBC

“It has been a great experience presenting at GIOF 2022. Kudos to the team for organizing a fantastic conference!”
Ashay Saxena, Product Owner at IBM

“I have participated in many online events so far and most of them had vast technical problems or there were delays in the program, but you run GIOF very well.”
Valentina Kordi, Founder of Valentina Kordi Mindset & High-Performance Executive and Business Coach

“I think you all did an amazing job putting together this conference and I thought it was very well organized!”
Lori Samuels, Senior Director of Accessibility at NBCUniversal

“It was a pleasure to serve on the panel. I loved the level of engagement, energy, and the experience the speakers brought to the table. The facilitation of the panel was very well done! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
Tamar Becks, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at CACI International Inc

“This was my first time attending the Global Inclusion Online Forum and it will not be my last. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate on the panel. It was AMAZING!”
Dr. Yetta Toliver, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Xerox Corporation

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