SHOW / EPISODE

S5E14 : Creating A Place To Belong : Beck Bailey, Managing Director Global Chief Diversity Officer, Accenture

50m | Jun 4, 2024

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

The Lead With Your Brand Podcast is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June. We're not just celebrating the LGBTQ+ community; we're amplifying it with an incredible lineup of guests who are leading with their brands and truly embodying the spirit of their uniqueness and excellence. Along with new episodes will check out our "LGBTQ+ Pride on Brand" collection of top episodes with some of the best leaders from the past four seasons, all identifying as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Visit LeadWithYourBrand.com/pride

Pride Month is the perfect time to think about your brand, however you identify. Being authentic is about being true to who you are, but being your best authentic self is about presenting the most polished and impactful version of you. Tune in for Jayzen’s three top tips to turn up the volume to bring your BEST authentic self to work.  

  1. Know Your Value: Understand and embrace the unique perspectives and strengths you bring to the table. Celebrate your identity and let it inform your work in a way that sets you apart. Your diversity is your superpower 
  2. Create Inclusive Spaces: For allies and managers, it’s crucial to foster environments where everyone feels safe and valued. 
  3. Network In a Real Way: No one wants to be part of your business card collection or quest to have the most connections on LinkedIn. Build relationships based on mutual respect and shared values.  


This week, Jayzen is thrilled to welcome Beck Bailey to the show. Beck Bailey is the Global Chief Diversity Officer for Accenture, responsible for building a culture of equality in the workplace for over 740,000 people in 49 countries. 

So, as we celebrate Pride Month, let's create, support, and thrive in workplaces that truly value each and every one of us. Here's to a month—and a lifetime—of pride, progress, and power!

 

Guest Bio

Beck Bailey

Managing Director, Global Chief Diversity Officer

Accenture

Beck Bailey is the Global Chief Diversity Officer for Accenture, responsible for building a culture of equality in the workplace for over 740,000 people in 49 countries. Beck leads a global team that is dedicated to ensuring all of Accenture’s people feel they belong and can thrive. His leadership also sets the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) strategy and enables stakeholders to embed inclusive practices in all aspects of the organization to deliver 360 Value for our clients and enable business results.

Before joining Accenture, Beck was director of the Workplace Equality Program at the Human Rights Campaign where he advised hundreds of Fortune-ranked firms on the adoption of policies, practices, and benefits critical to LGBTIQ+ inclusion. Beck regularly coached C-Suite and other senior executives on understanding the business imperative for LGBTIQ+ inclusion and in developing their own inclusion strategies to advance equality. A recognized expert in LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion, Beck has been interviewed by NPR, CNN, BBC, the New York Times and more. Beck remains a trusted advisor for many business leaders and now shares Accenture’s insights and best practices with clients, peers and C-Suite executives. 

A longtime advocate and out transgender man, Beck is passionate about driving belonging for all people at work. He co-chairs the steering committee for the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE), a coalition of companies and civil society organizations in collaboration with the United Nations and the World Economic Forum committed to leveraging the individual and collective advocacy of its members to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion. Beck currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA).

Beck received his BS in Management from Virginia Tech and his MBA from UMass Amherst. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner Margaux, two cats, and two yellow labs.


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