The Everymind Podcast
Akita Somani: The Journey to Inclusion
In this week’s episode, Akita Somani, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion at U.S. Bank and a member of the Women in Payments ASEAN Advisory Board, joins Paul in an open conversation about mental wellbeing in the workplace and how implementing it into culture can lead to better business results.
With over 21 years of international experience in retail financial services and payments, with U.S. Bank (Elavon), Mastercard, Visa, Citi, Barclays and HSBC, Akita relentlessly drives constructive actions on building diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry.
They discuss how to positively impact workplace culture and the progressive steps in which to successfully do that. Akita shares the importance of leadership taking the first steps in educating themselves on how to embed a culture of inclusion and psychological safety in their organisations. Sharing small tips and key examples of the steps her company has taken to improve employee wellbeing and their workplace culture.
You can also listen to the full podcast here: https://youtu.be/tDfUZuIO51I