Embracing Diversity - Symphony of Differences | Huy Phan | TEDxYouth@WASS

Embracing Diversity - Symphony of Differences | Huy Phan | TEDxYouth@WASS

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Diverse teams are 87% more likely to make breakthrough decisions, according to research conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2020.
  • Progress has been made in recent years with more diverse leaders and growing diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Challenges such as unequal pay, discrimination, and bias still exist.
  • Spotify's inclusive hiring practices, such as using blind resumes, have contributed to their global talent and success.

Social Injustice

  • Black drivers are three times more likely to be stopped by the police than white drivers, even accounting for income and location.
  • Globally, women earn only 77 cents for each dollar men earn, resulting in a staggering loss of 28 trillion dollars in potential wages.
  • 40% of LGBTQ+ individuals face housing discrimination, one in seven face workplace discrimination, and one out of five avoid medical care due to discrimination.
  • The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 brought attention to systematic injustice and police brutality, leading to protests and demands for change.

Individuality and Unity

  • The speaker emphasizes that everyone is unique and should be transparent, like a window, allowing others to understand them.
  • The world is not black and white, but rather a spectrum of colors, representing the diversity of individuals.
  • The speaker encourages everyone to contribute to the symphony of humanity, using their unique talents and abilities to create a better world.

Personal Responsibility

  • The future is in the hands of the current generation, and each person has the choice to step forward and work towards healing and progress.
  • Despite flaws and conflicts in the world, such as the ongoing war in Ukraine and the refugee crisis in Syria, individuals have the power to make a positive difference.

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