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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) videos can be a great way to start or continue important conversations within your team. This updated list of DEI videos is perfect for any workplace! We’ve gathered some of the best videos on diversity, equity, and inclusion so that you can start watching and discussing them today.

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A guide to lifelong allyship
Time: 11:39
Who: Catherine Hernandez
Description: Do you know what allyship looks like? This increasingly popular buzzword is demystified alongside practical suggestions for social change. Catherine Hernandez is a talented storyteller, author and theatre practitioner and she unpacks what it means to feel allyship in the body, mind, and soul. This talk will share how to make allyship a daily practice. 

“A Seat at the Table” Isn’t the Solution for Gender Equity
Time: 19:55
Who: Lilly Singh
Description: Women and girls are conditioned to believe success is “a seat at the table.” Creator, actress and author Lilly Singh thinks we need to build a better table. In this hilarious, incisive talk, Singh traces the arc of her career from up-and-coming YouTuber to history-making late-night talk show host, offering four ways to build a more inclusive society where girls are encouraged and empowered to do great things.

Belonging, A Critical Piece of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Time: 15:55
Who: Carin Taylor
Description: We’ve all heard presentations about the importance of DEI. In this powerful talk, Carin Taylor shares why belonging is the focus of her DEI strategy and the most important piece of the DEI discussion. She outlines the key ingredients needed to belong and how to create them. Carin Taylor is the chief diversity officer at Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Within her role, Carin has global responsibility for the development and execution of the company’s DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) strategy. In her session she’ll describe this strategy in greater detail, highlighting why belonging is a key focus to her as a leader. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Is Meritocracy a Myth?
Time: 20:01
Who: Vox
Description: Education in the United States is supposed to be meritocratic, meaning a student’s achievement is measured solely by their efforts. But how do class and privilege affect opportunity, and does everyone really get the same shot? Glad You Asked host Fabiola Cineas explores how the myth of meritocracy perpetuates racism while keeping the American dream achievable only for a privileged few.

The Likability Dilemma for Women Leaders
Time: 9:45
Who: Robin Hauser
Description: When women lead, bias often follows. Documentarian Robin Hauser dives into the dilemma between competence and likability faced by women in leadership roles, detangling the unconscious beliefs and gendered thinking that distort what it means to be a good leader.

What is Transformative Justice
Time: 10:30
Who: adrienne maree brown, Mia Mingus, Stas Schmiedt, Ann Russo, Esteban Kelly, Martina Kartman, Pria Rai, and Shira Hassan
Description: Building Accountable Communities interviews experts in the DEI space to talk about what transformative justice means.

Why diversity on corporate boards is a business imperative
Time: 5:04
Who: Fortune Magazine
Description: Fortune interviews a variety of board member leaders from numerous industries, who share their thoughts on the importance of diversity in corporate boards

Work Is Not Your Family
Time: 15:29
Who: Gloria Chan Packer
Description: You may need to hear this (if you haven’t already): your job is not your family. While you can develop meaningful relationships with your colleagues, calling work your family can actually breed burnout and be detrimental to your mental and emotional health. Mental wellness educator Gloria Chan Packer walks through the exercises you need to shift your perspective and redraw the boundaries between your work and personal life, so you can feel freer and more empowered.


We hope that this updated list of DEI videos has been useful for you and your team. We encourage you to watch them, discuss them, and use the knowledge gained to take positive steps toward creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace!