Galit Desheh is the owner of DG – Diversity Growth Consulting and Strategic Social Change, organizations which work with companies to create an inclusive environment and diverse workforce. She previously worked as Educational Director at the Tel Aviv Sexual Assault Crisis Center and was Executive Director of Israel’s Women’s Network for over 3 years. She is a director of the “Power in Diversity” Initiative to diversify the high -tech industry in Israel and is also a lecturer.
We discuss how Galit has been interested in issues of gender for most of her career, going right back to her PhD topic, and how that led her to undertake a global comparative study of feminism (and to Northern Ireland). We discuss how her work at the Tel Aviv Sexual Assault Crisis Center changed her, and what she learned from working with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
We then translate that into working to improve diversity in organizations and how the concept of gender brave is so much more useful than “gender blind”. We discuss best practice” to drive and maintain diversity and inclusion within organizations and where we go from here – once the “Mary Poppins” of the diversity consultant has left the building.
There is more information about Galit’s initiatives on the following links:
This podcast was made possible with the kind support of Emanuel Arbib of IAM Capital Group, a global alternative investment group, and the individuals Elissa Bayer and Avital Eusgeld.