Excelsior College Struggling to Be Someone Discussion

Last week we discussed our personal career futures. This week we’ll focus on the broader societal landscape and what value diversity and inclusion play in the future of work. Diversity in the workplace does not just refer to race, sex, religion, class, and age. A commitment to a diverse working environment also acknowledges the importance of the diversity of perspectives, cultures, backgrounds, and strengths.



Begin by reading pages 7.1-7.7 of the webtext for this week and viewing the video, “Inclusion Starts with I”, below. Then read Four Diversity and Inclusion Disruptors in The Future of Work (Links to an external site.).

Accenture. (2017). Inclusion starts with an I. (Links to an external site.) YouTube. [Video: 3:28 minutes]. TranscriptsPreview the document.


Initial Post: Then, by Thursday of Module 7, create an initial post that responds to each of the prompts below:

  • Have you ever encountered a situation like the ones highlighted in the video? How did it impact you?
  • What demographic groups, backgrounds, or perspectives are underrepresented in your career field? Why?
  • What are the benefits of working in diverse groups? What are the challenges?