I sat down with diversity and inclusion strategist Ruchika Tulshyan for a conversation on being *the only* at work (the only woman and/or the only person of color). In this video, we discuss the following:
- If you notice a problem at your workplace related to diversity and inclusion, should you speak up? 1:07
- Gauging workplace culture 1:52
- Knowing your allies and advocates 2:54
- The health impact of being an "only" 3:39
- The consequences of *not* speaking up 6:18
- How "onlies" can use their experiences to create better outcomes for others 7:53
Ruchika Tulshyan is a Seattle-based inclusion strategist who holds degrees from Columbia University and the London School of Economics. Ruchika is a former journalist with bylines in Forbes, Bloomberg, and the Harvard Business Review. Through her company, Candour, she advises companies on diversity & inclusion strategy. She also wrote a book called “The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In the Workplace" (https://amzn.to/398tW4p). Follow her on Twitter at @rtulshyan.