Throughout the second edition of the Dutch D&I in Digital Benchmark we have been filled with incredible experiences and opportunities for growth here at Diversity Hero. We've seen the power of collaboration as we worked hand in hand with our partners (Techleapnl,, Taskforce Diversiteit & Inclusie, Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat) and with many of you, to foster change in the tech industry.We would like to embrace this season as an opportunity to unwind, recharge, and take a moment to reflect.

As you enjoy your summer days, we invite you to delve into some enriching summer readings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). These books offer fresh perspectives and practical insights that can help us further implement and champion DEI aspects in our workplaces and communities, offering invaluable perspectives and actionable strategies to advance DEI efforts in our respective roles. As we take this break, let's use this time to broaden our knowledge and foster a more inclusive and collaborative work environment.

1️. "Loudest Duck" by Laura A Liswood

Are you looking to move beyond just embracing diversity and truly harness the power of differences to achieve success at work? "Loudest Duck" provides valuable insights into navigating diversity in the workplace from both a business and organizational perspective. Whether you're a manager, business owner, team leader, or employee, this book offers powerful tools to address the challenges of a modern and diverse workplace.

2️. "DEI Deconstructed" by Lily Zheng

Understanding why marginalized individuals may feel frustrated and unconvinced of the sincerity of their leaders is crucial in driving genuine change. "DEI Deconstructed" offers a no-nonsense guide to doing the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion right. By analyzing current methods and best practices, this book presents a roadmap that bridges the gap between theory and the complexities of real-world practice.

3️. "The Remix" by Lindsey Pollak

Leaders and organizations must adapt to the multigenerational workplace, effectively catering to both digital generations and traditionalists. "The Remix" provides a practical guide to leading across generations, helping us embrace new ways of working while ensuring inclusivity and engagement for everyone. It's a valuable resource for any leader seeking to succeed in today's diverse and evolving workforce.Feel free to share your thoughts on these books or suggest other DEI readings in the comments below. We wish you a delightful summer and we are looking forward to seeing you recharge, ready to roll up your sleeves for a collective DEI movement.

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