Panel Discussion: Beyond Tokenism – Diversity in Organizations

A Conversation about Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is essential for success in today’s complex and interconnected world.

Embracing diversity not only brings forth numerous benefits, including innovation, customer satisfaction, and employee well-being, but also aligns with ethical values and social responsibility. Going beyond tokenistic diversity means actively embracing and celebrating differences, creating an inclusive culture where all individuals can flourish and contribute their unique strengths.

In this panel discussion, experienced leaders exchanged and discussed multiple layers of this complex topic. In this video collection, you can find here some short excerpts from this rich discussion.

The PanelLists

Phaik Ai Choo

MD (Corporate Solutions)
The School of Positive Psychology

Ann-Kathrin Schösser

Business Development Professional in HR Strategy and DE&I
Schaeffler AG

Jean-Baptiste Cauneille

Global Executive Search & Organizational Intelligence Head

Tolga Mahlke

Executive Consultant & MD APAC

Video Recordings of the Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion Part 1: Keynote on Diversity

As a short introduction to this panel discussion, Tolga Mahlke sets the scene by discussing the main factors in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, while looking at the status quo and why this topic is an important one not only on the individual, but also on the team, organizational and societal level.

Panel Discussion Part 2: Finding your personal WHY

Phaik Ai Choo reveals her personal story why the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a core focus of her work and how important it is to find your personal why for your engagement in the topic.

Panel Discussion Part 3: Practical experiences and learnings

What works, what doesn’t work in building a divers and inclusive sourrounding?
In this part Ann-Kathrin Schösser and JB Cauneille share some of their learnings in their practical work in organizations.