Creating Inclusive Cultures

Speaking Up About Subtle Acts of Exclusion

Exclusive Webinar in Partnership with inQUEST

Michael Baran of inQUEST

Michael Baran, Ph.D.

Senior Partner & Digital Solutions Lead at inQUEST

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In partnership with the Diversity & Inclusion experts at inQUEST, we were excited to offer an exclusive webinar on Creating Inclusive Cultures; Speaking Up About Subtle Acts of Exclusion in March of 2020.


Leaders, managers, and employees often commit subtle acts of exclusion in their efforts to bond, to be funny, to show familiarity, or to show curiosity, negatively impacting employee engagement and workplace culture. Speaking up when these interactions happen is critical for increasing inclusion for all, but it’s not easy. This webinar provided our Menttium community with a deep understanding of subtle acts of exclusion (microaggressions) and practical guidelines for speaking up in safe and productive ways to create and sustain inclusive cultures at work.

inQUEST, founded in 2011, is a collective of business and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) thought leaders. We help individuals, teams and organizations think, lead and interact inclusively. Because diversity and inclusion isn’t simply a goal, or an outcome, it’s how we work. To learn more about their team and their work, visit


Their book, Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions comes out on March 10, 2020 and is available for preorder here.

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