Julia Taylor Kennedy: Coqual
Julia Taylor Kennedy is an Executive Vice President at Coqual, driving cutting-edge research into the issues impacting today's professional workforce. She led The Sponsor Dividend research and co-authored Disabilities and Inclusion, Mission Critical: Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce, and The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women for Healthy Outcomes.
She has spoken at the United Nations, the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, the Conference Board — and many other places — and she’s been featured in The Washington Post, CBS News, Forbes, Time, and Harvard Business Review. Coqual recently released a new report, titled, The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace.
- A slight uptick in belonging leads to a sizable increase in engagement/loyalty.
- White men and women have the highest belonging scores. Black and Asian women have the lowest.
- Organizations can move beyond espousing support by setting clear metrics and also inviting in external stakeholders for accountability.
- Senior leaders set the tone for what the organization does (or does not do) to support belonging.
- While there is not yet enough action from white, straight leaders, there is movement in espoused support and concern for belonging.
- The Power of Belonging by Coqual
- How to Be an Antiracist* by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism* by Robin DiAngelo
- What You Gain By Sponsoring People, with Julia Taylor Kennedy (episode 398)
- Journey Towards Diversity and Inclusion, with Willie Jackson (episode 441)
- Changed My Mind (Dave’s Journal)
- Making the Most of Mentoring (audio course)
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