Episode 045: How Women Consultants Can Lead Inclusion with Kay Fabella

What are you struggling with right now? What do you see holding back people around you? Your answer will be different to my answer, and our answers will not be the same as the next person’s.

So many women consultants start their businesses because they want to make a change. They want to change the way things are done in their industry. They might need to change the way they work to fit around other aspects of their lives such as illness or caring for someone else.

Our role as businesswomen and as experts in our industries gives us the opportunity to lead inclusion. We can design the businesses we want to see more of.

This week my guest is Kay Fabella, a DEI consultant and remote teams specialist who builds diversity, equity and inclusion solutions for companies with distributed teams. She works with organisations around the world from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Kay and I talked about the power of inclusion, creating opportunities and the part women consultants can play as allies and leaders.

We discussed:

  • Why equity is a critical part of the equation
  • Recognising that people have different starting points in life
  • Different experiences of situations
  • How to think about socio-economic factors which could impact members of your team in different ways
  • Being better allies to each other
  • Dismantling systems to create more inclusivity
  • The gender pay gap for women of colour and how women consultants can close this
  • Making your network more inclusive
  • Leaning in to discomfort and learning through it

Resources mentioned in this episode

Kay Fabella’s Inclusion In Progress podcast.

The Future Of Work Whitepaper. 

Lean In’s research on the gender pay gap for black women.