Belonging By Design – Watch Now On-Demand
With Cile Johnson & Dr. Sharonne Herbert
Originally record: Thursday, June 9th, at 11:00 am EDT/8:00 am PDT
At some point in our lives, we have all felt like we did not fit in or belong. It’s a universal experience. It’s important for everyone to have a sense of belonging throughout the many facets of their lives.
Today, organizations spend $8 billion annually on diversity initiatives, but struggle to achieve their desired outcomes.
While we see some progress, there is still a long way to go in the fight to create truly inclusive spaces. When an organization focuses on creating a culture of belonging – where individuals feel safe and can harness their full and best self in the workplace – they emerge as a clear leader in the effort to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations.
You’re invited to join us in a conversation with Belonging, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Dr. Sharonne Herbert, on Thursday, June 9th, at 11 am EDT/8 am PDT to explore their journey to create an inclusive culture where employees, patients and their families belong.
Dr. Sharonne Herbert
Dr. Sharonne (pronounced Sha-rawn) Herbert is a belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion (BDEI) strategist, community builder, and board-certified psychologist. At Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in her role as a Belonging, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, she has contributed to the organization by developing and implementing a BDEI strategic plan and unconscious bias models and trainings, deploying inclusive processes, and consulting in the areas of leadership and belonging. Passionate about creating high-performing teams, Dr. Herbert values partnership, empathy, compassion, and authenticity as critical elements to integrating BDEI into the overall culture. The goal of her work is to leverage these foundational principles to help everyone appreciate differences and engage with one another in a positive, mindful way to create an environment where everyone thrives.