Podcast Episode 37 is out: Daniele Fiandaca from Token Man

By Lukas on 24 Apr 2024

how to engage men in conversations about inclusivity 

In this episode, we are joined by Daniele Fiandaca, founder of Token Man, an initiative aimed at creating more inclusive workplaces by engaging men in the conversation. Daniele shares insights from his own life experiences that shaped his approach to work and diversity, including his educational background and early family influences.

Daniele opens up about the formative experiences of his childhood and education, discussing how these shaped his perspectives on work and personal drive. He reflects on the impact of his parents, particularly his father’s immigrant background and his mother’s artistic influence, which blended a unique mix of creativity and fiscal pragmatism in his approach to life and business.

Throughout the episode, Daniele discusses the importance of redefining workplace norms and inclusivity. He shares the challenges and triumphs of launching Utopia, a culture change business, and how the shift to virtual engagements during the lockdown spurred innovative ways to maintain connection and effectiveness. Daniele also touches on his earlier work with Token Man and the personal and professional shifts required to foster true inclusivity in work environments.

Key highlights include:

  • Daniele’s journey from accounting to award-winning creativity in advertising.
  • The role of mentorship and leadership in fostering inclusive environments.
  • Practical insights on how businesses can effectively engage men in diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Understanding the importance of inclusion in the workplace and the critical role men play in diversity efforts.
  • The power of vulnerability and personal stories in leadership.
  • Innovative approaches to maintaining engagement and effectiveness in virtual settings.
  • The need for systemic change in corporate cultures to embrace true diversity.

Want to appear? Email podcast@standingongiants.com

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