How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives

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“A succinct jewel.”

– Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

A fast and engaging read, Equity helps leaders create more inclusive organizations using human-centered design and behavior change principles.

Even the most passionate advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion have been known to treat equity as the middle child – the concept they skip over in order to get to the warm, fuzzy feelings of inclusion. But as Minal Bopaiah shows throughout this book, equity is critical if organizations really want to leverage differences for greater impact.

Equity probes the unconscious biases that blind us to seeing systems, making explicit what is often unseen. This slender book introduces us to leaders who have overcome the obstacles to equity and led transformative change: Managing partners at a consulting firm who learn to retell their story of success by crediting the system that supports them. News managers at NPR who discover how they can create systemic support for diversifying sources on the air. A philanthropic foundation that collaborates with grantees to better communicate the importance of equity in healthcare to policy-makers. And creative professionals who have begun weaving inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility into the content they create, thereby transforming how customers and audiences view the world.

Filled with humor, heart, and pragmatism, Equity is a guidebook for change, answering the question of “how?” that so many leaders are asking today.

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What people are saying about Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives:

“Minal Bopaiah’s book is a succinct jewel. Anyone who wants to better understand inclusion, diversity and equity, as well as paths toward reaching these goals organizationally—and personally—would benefit from reading it. My thinking has been broadened by reading it and I know I’ll refer to it many times in the future.”

– Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“Do you wish your organization was more equitable? Well, stop wishing and start designing! Equity is a guidebook for change. It’s a fast and engaging read, loaded with practical guidance, and it’s a must-read for leaders who want to create conditions in which everyone can flourish.”

– Dan Heath, co-author of Switch and author of Upstream

“Minal’s blending of design and diversity offers a unique way of understanding both. She combines real-world experience with relevant research to deliver a thoughtful, accessible and engaging IDEA for meaningful change.”

– Keith Woods, Chief Diversity Officer, NPR