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January 4, 2023

Purposeful Diversity with Elijah Lawal

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Episode Overview

Elijah Lawal is a British-Nigerian author and screenwriter based in San Francisco. His latest book The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes examines the evolution of negative beliefs about the black community, debunking them factually and scientifically.

In this episode he shares his three points on Purposeful Diversity, including:

  • How diversity is multi-dimensional
  • Why diversity should be purposeful
  • The power of publicising aspirational goals

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Elijah Lawal on the Three Points Podcast

Elijah Lawal

As a result of The Clapback, Elijah was recognized as the top 30 Black authors by the Black British Business Awards.

He is passionate about diversity & inclusion, especially getting more diverse individuals into creative industries and as a result sits on the leadership team of the Black Writers Guild, an organization aimed at working with publishers to ensure meaningful and purposeful change in making the industry more inclusive at all levels.

Elijah was also an advisory board member of Creative Access, an organization aimed at helping young people from black, Asian, and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as well as those with a lower socioeconomic status to secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies.

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