My Passion in Print…
What if we could change the culture of work?
The mission of Belonging At Work is to start a movement of passionate people who actively make changes in order to cultivate cultures where everyone feels they belong and are valued in the workplace. Our future can be filled with purpose-driven individuals who know they can bring their authentic selves and valuable perspectives to the workplace, and it all starts with cultivating a sense of belonging.
Feeling like you don't belong in your place of work is stressful. It is uncomfortable, demoralizing, and takes away from your potential to offer your unique gifts and talents to your work.
I remember this stress well. Mine derived from constantly having to place a veil over my authentic self. Namely, I withheld sharing that I was assigned female at birth, and covered important aspects of my gender history, as they were relevant to particular conversations in the workplace.
Not fitting in during this early employment period of my life motivated me to become a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional and my continued work with organizations of all kinds has motivated me to write this book.
I believe we can change the culture of work for the better so we can all truly feel we belong and show up as our authentic selves.
This book lays out everyday actions anyone can take to make a culture of belonging a reality. Leaders, visionaries, and those on the way to joining them, welcome to the #BelongingMovement
About the Author
Rhodes Perry is an award winning social entrepreneur, sought after speaker, podcast host, and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader. Media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, and The Huffington Post have featured his powerful work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert. Rhodes believes in the power of bringing authenticity into the workplace, and as Founder & CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting (RPC), he helps leaders, change agents, visionaries, movers and shakers cultivate workplace cultures of belonging. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University.