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How Can I Be My Authentic Self in the Workplace?

On gender and race, and being who you really are

Q: I’ve been a token hire for most of my career. Sadly, the folks I’ve worked with haven’t seen the value-add that my onlyness brought — they were more focused on fitting me in, while I was more focused on not failing into the negative stereotypes



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Nilofer Merchant

Centering that source of all innovation, #ONLYNESS, the distinct value of EACH of us. 3-time Author, 25 years as Tech exec, whose @tedtalks quoted 300M+ times