Her Ambitious Career

Ep 85 - 'How to Be a More Inclusive Leader', with guest Angela Sagoe-Crentsil

March 21, 2023 Episode 85
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 85 - 'How to Be a More Inclusive Leader', with guest Angela Sagoe-Crentsil
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their careers.

My guest today is Angela Sagoe-Crentsil, Partner at PwC Melbourne and we are talking about how to be a more inclusive leader.

Team Inclusivity is both a leader and group behaviour aimed at encouraging everyone in a group to feel heard and as if their input matters.

Inclusivity goes straight to the heart of our deepest human values: that of belonging and validation and corporate leaders have a responsibility to ensure those values are met for each individual team player.

Inclusivity is about leveraging the diversity of a group whether that be diversity of background, gender, race, experience, expertise, culture and cognitive experience. Research has repeatedly shown that groups with greater diversity, inclusivity, and a culture of psychological safety are more effective and collaborative and ultimately produce more robust decision making.

In this episode, Angela and I explore:

  • Angela's experience of inclusivity in action...
  • Ideas on how our own biases skew our thinking...
  • Practical tips on how to involve everyone in a team in the discussion and to feel as if they belong...
  • The value of both cognitive diversity as well as a culture of healthy challenge...
  • And the importance of creating psychological safety in a group, allowing members to share without repercussion...

Angela says:

"Inclusivity takes effort and deliberate mindfulness to catch yourself in those moments to pause and think about how to integrate each other. Inclusivity helps team members feel heard and valued which allows them to freely express themselves and  then [give them the confidence to] tap into their own potential."
  (Angela Sagoe-Crentsil, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Guest Bio:

Angela Sagoe-Crentsil is a tax specialist who helps family and privately owned businesses manage their tax and business affairs.  Angela’s career experience includes working with the Australian Taxation Office, professional services firms and now in her current role with PwC. 


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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