Author Name:Inclusive AF by Jen O'Ryan

Jen O’Ryan

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Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for “Accidental” Diversity Experts

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What is your book about?

A 3-part roadmap for improving Inclusion and Diversity in your organization. Includes personal experiences and actionable guidance.

What inspired you to write your book?

I found that companies struggle to safely launch I&D initiatives. Some aren’t sure where or how to start. This book breaks down the fundamentals of managing change. I wanted this information to be more widely

If you have a business related to your book, tell us about it:

Yes – I do consulting work for organizations in this space. I also do editing and content reviews for Inclusion, Diversity, and Representation.

What is a typical day like for you?

A few hours of client delivery or editing textbooks / manuscripts. Checking social media and news outlets to see what’s happening. Spending some time outside. Hopefully going for a run.

What do you most enjoy about what you do?

Engaging directly with people. Either one-on-one or in groups. Seeing that moment when they “get” a real sense of designing for Inclusion and Diversity. Hearing about their struggles and successes during the journey. Learning more – there is always something new (perspective, scenario, examples to use).

What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?

How to Be an Inclusive Leader – Jennifer Brown, Girl Logic – Iliza Shlesinger, Ten Steps to Nanette – Hannah Gadsby.

What advice do you have to offer our readers?

Share your stories. Write the book that you want to, not what others think you “should”. We spend so much time creating things for other people. Your book is something created in your unique voice.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I am horribly dyslexic. One of the reasons my handwriting is always capitalized.

What’s next for you?

Working on a second book…stay tuned.

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