Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta and Co-Host of Brown Table Talk, talks about diversity, inclusion, and advocacy in the workplace with our president, Steve Gilman.
Think about a time you may have felt like an outsider and ask yourself why. Was it because you didn’t see anyone you could relate to? As a lifelong storyteller, Mita Mallick grew up recognizing the lack of relatable representation in society and has worked to change that. She’s led some of the most iconic brands to embrace diversity and better representation in both the workplace and in their products and services. Her career as a marketer, storyteller, and D.E.I. champion has been spent fighting to ensure people like her are included, because in her words, “diversity of thought doesn’t happen without diversity of representation”.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Mita about the importance of representation in both mainstream media and the workplace. She shares tips on how to be a supportive ally, what it means to lead with kindness, and why your employees should be your first consumers instead of your forgotten consumers.
About the Guest
Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta and Co-Host of Brown Table Talk
Mita has been a storyteller for over 15 years and has led iconic brands like Aveeno®, AVON Color Cosmetics, ChapStick®, Vaseline®, Suave®, and Dove in embracing diversity. Her articles on diversity, equity, and inclusion have appeared in top publications such as Entrepreneur, Adweek, and Harvard Business Review. She is currently the co-host of the Brown Table Talk podcast with Dee C. Marshall, where they share their insights and tips for women of color in the workplace, and is the Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta.