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Our networks are usually formed around shared experiences and they influence the way we see the work, how we think and the opportunities we give and receive.
So a lack of diversity inside ...
They usually comprise the colleagues we work with (team members or project collaborators). It may not seem like it, but we do have a lot of influence over the broader makeup of these networks.
They have an influence over the way we think and ultimately, over our work outputs.
To diversify our social networks, we can start by following and connecting with people that hold differe...
Although having diverse networks is very important for expanding circles of influence and achieving equitable results, there is also a need for centered spaces, particularly for populations that...
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The lower your socioeconomic status is, the less diverse are your social networks, as we choose to reach inwards for advice, instead of outwards.
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