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Paralympic Athlete Lex Gillette Talks Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

June 21, 2022

At the age of eight, Paralympic Track and Field Athlete for Team USA, Lex Gillette, lost his eyesight, but that didn’t stop him from finding his vision. In this episode, the second of a two-part series, Lex talks with host, Gene Marks, about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), the conscious and unconscious biases that exist in business, and how we can overcome those to create a more diverse workforce.

Topics include:

00:19 – Who is Lex Gillette?
02:32 – Diversity and taking off the blindfolds
04:16 – Conscious and unconscious biases in business
11:40 – The importance of having a diverse workforce
13:59 – Stepping into someone else’s shoes
15:58 – Accommodations and diversity objectives

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