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Recommendations: Books & Podcasts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Based on some fantastic recommendations from smart folks on LinkedIn, here’s a list of books and podcasts to check out!
Note: This is an evolving list that will grow over time!

Row of older books, with covers in Blue, Red and Pink.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Best Practice


Actions Speak Louder: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Inclusive Workplace by Deanna Singh

Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World Paperback by Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown

The Financial Times Guide to Inclusion and Diversity: Your Comprehensive Guide to Implementing a Successful I&D Strategy by Vikki Leach

Hiring for Diversity by Arthur Woods

How Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Can Drive Measurable Results — GTMHUB

How to be an Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown

Inclusive 360: Proven Solutions for an Equitable Organization Paperback by Bernadette Smith

Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change by Jennifer Brown

Just Work: How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity by Kim Scott

Inclusion Starts with U by Sarah Tabet

INdivisible Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results by Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele

The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity while Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work by Laura Liswood

Unbias: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work by Stacey A. Gordon

The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change by Michelle MiJung Kim


Brown Table Talk by Mita Mallick and Dee C. Marshall

Brené Brown with Aiko Bethea Date to Lead Podcast
- Part 1: Inclusivity at Work: The Heart of Hard Conversations
- Part 2: Creating Transformative Cultures

Pearn Kandola Podcast Series

The Voices of Diversity by Rocki Howard

The Will to Change Podcast by Jennifer Brown

Special Topics


Coming out as Dalit: A Memoir by Yashica Dutt

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brene Brown

Disfigured: On fairy tales, disability and making space by Amanda Leduc

Emergent Strategy by adrienne marie brown

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez

Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined by JJ Bola

The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Harts

My Grandmothers Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts by Resmaa Menakem

Neurodiversity at Work: Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce by Amanda Kirby and Theo Smith

Plantation Theory: The Black Professional’s Struggle Between Freedom & Security by John Graham




This publication explores practical diversity, equity and inclusion guidance for driving change in a global working environment. Header photo credit: @aznbokchoy on Unsplash.

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Sarah Cordivano

Sarah Cordivano

Community Building, Equity, Inclusion and Maps. Former Philadelphian, Current Berliner. Twitter @mapadelphia & LinkedIn.

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