The Queen of Transformation, Principal Consultant at Infosys Consulting, Professional Coach, Speaker, Empathic Leader, Diversity & Inclusion Champion
An Agile Leader’s journey across the diversity chasm
(Co-presented with Akemi Micallef)
In this interactive talk, Akemi Micallef and Rashee Harvey explore this “diversity” chasm between an organisation's so called “reputational” diversity and inclusivity – and the game changing ability to leverage the organisation leadership, siloed departments and an organisation’s lived values to realise the super powers the full potential of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce as told through an Agile Leaders journey to cross the diversity chasm. This talk will help participants gain awareness and insight about the barriers to inclusive leadership.
We will have a close look at what keeps today’s Agile Leaders from harnessing the power of diverse inclusive leadership through the use of “stereotypical” feminine positive traits and “diversity decision making”. We will use Personas and Empathy Maps to establish a fictitious, yet relatable Agile Leader – an amalgamation of leaders we worked with and our own leadership experiences – and the tools and techniques that allow them to “cross the chasm” and harness diversity and inclusivity in decision making, collaboration and innovation.
Rashee has over 4 decades of experience in the I.T. industry that include positions as technology consultant, CTO, CEO, Agile Transformation Leads, and Global Tech Delivery. She is currently a Principal Consultant with Infosys Consulting. Her Agile journey started before “agile” was a thing through her own software company which employed over 50 people and successfully delivered software via incremental techniques in the late 1990’s. Today she consults with companies to help them build business agility that scales with a human centric approach.
In addition to her consulting role, Rashee is also a professional leadership coach, public speaker, and diversity & inclusivity champion. A post op transgender lady, Rashee often draws from her own journey to inspire and motivate others to greatness and supports women and non-binary genders bring their super powers to leadership positions. Rashee graduated with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has a Professional Executive Coaching diploma from Henley Business School in the UK.