As an Immigrant, What Does It Mean to ‘Assimilate’?

Talking about diversity in the corporate world

HS Burney
HS Burney
Dec 17, 2019 · 3 min read
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When I first came to Canada, I was given lots of well-meaning advice to assimilate.

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In the corporate world, we talk a lot about diversity.

As a senior leader today, I encourage my team to bring their whole selves to work.

But that’s easy for me to say. The reality is, it’s easy to stay true to your identity when you’re a truly assimilated immigrant.

There is no easy answer, but all I know is that change is happening.

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories…

HS Burney

Written by

HS Burney

Immigrant sharing stories about the beauty and beastliness of culture. I write personal stories and reflections on diversity, and women and minority experiences

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

HS Burney

Written by

HS Burney

Immigrant sharing stories about the beauty and beastliness of culture. I write personal stories and reflections on diversity, and women and minority experiences

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

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