Episode 46

Published on:

16th Apr 2024

Debunking Myths Of Diversity And Inclusion With Mita Mallick

Mita Malik, a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author and Head of DEI at Carta, joins Kim Clark on the next episode of Communicate Like You Give A Damn. Mita shares her personal journey and insights from her book, "Reimagined Inclusion: Debunking Common Myths in Corporate Environments”. Together, Kim and Mita discuss the importance of authentic storytelling, collaboration between communication teams and D&I strategists, and the necessity of inclusive practices for organizational success. Addressing backlash and resistance within organizations, Mita advocates for empathy and open dialogue, offering practical advice for navigating polarizing discussions and fostering inclusivity. 

About The Guest:

Mita Mallick, a change maker known for transforming culture and business, is a leading advocate for inclusivity and representation in the corporate world. With a background in multicultural marketing in the beauty and consumer goods industry, she has championed the voices of Black and Brown communities throughout her career. Her bestselling book, "Reimagine Inclusion: Debunking 13 Myths to Transform Your Workspace," has earned accolades from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. As a Chief Diversity Officer at companies like Carta, Unilever, and Pfizer, she has built inclusive ecosystems and future-proofed brands for today's dynamic environment. Mallick is a sought-after speaker, coach, and cohost of the popular podcast, The Brown Table Talk, where she shares insights on empowering Women of Color in the workplace and offers advice for allies. Recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice, she frequently contributes to publications like Harvard Business Review, Adweek, and Entrepreneur. Mallick holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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About Kim:

Kim Clark (she/her) focuses her work on the communicator and content creator's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller and the leading voice for DEI communications and social justice messaging for brands.

She speaks at conferences, writes custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Kim is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a cisgender woman, Native American (Muscogee Nation) and a mom of two kids with disabilities. These marginalized identities and the privileges that come with society seeing her as White motivate her daily for social change.

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Communicate Like You Give A Damn
Welcome to Communicate Like You Give A Damn, where we dive deep into the world of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and explore how communicators can effectively incorporate these principles into their strategies. We firmly believe that by positioning our companies well on social justice topics and adopting a DEI lens, we play a crucial role in the success of DEI initiatives within our organizations.

Your host, Kim Clark is not only a dynamic speaker and consultant but also a co-author of the Amazon number one bestseller, "The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Shit." While the title may make you think there will be plenty of swearing, it actually reflects our passion for helping communicators understand and apply diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in their daily work.

Language, communication, engagement, and a compelling vision are the foundation of DEI, and that's what we'll be focusing on. It's time to move beyond performative communication and level up our approach to truly make a difference. Each episode, we bring you incredible guests who will share their personal stories and professional approaches, offering valuable insights and strategies to help us all become conscious communicators. Get ready to take notes because every episode contains a powerful message that will create a shift in your perspective.

Language leads to behavior so it's time to step up, communicate like You Give a Damn, and build a vibrant community of conscious communicators.

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Kim Clark

Kim Clark (she/her) works with leaders and communicators who are serious about learning and applying Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to build strong teams and organizations.

She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller that features The DEPTH Model (TM). DEPTH is a strategic and proactive positional framework to guide organizations on DEI and social topics and messaging.

Her career spans documentary filmmaking, agency partnerships with the Discovery Channel, teaching at San Jose State University, and leading global internal communication teams at KLA, PayPal, GoDaddy, and GitHub. She is known for her ability to facilitate sensitive yet urgent conversations to make meaningful progress in creating inclusive workplaces.

She speaks at conferences, designs custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with leaders and companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications.