BOSTON — Feb. 17, 2021 — Linkage, Inc., a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations, has launched a transformative, research-backed solution focused on redesigning inclusion in the workplace.
“Superpowers & Symphony” is the next chapter of “Diversity & Inclusion,” and an invitation to belong that recognizes and cultivates everyone’s uniqueness as “Superpowers”—thereby unlocking “Symphony,” our greatest resource to achieve true inclusion in the workplace.
Linkage’s Superpowers & Symphony Solution combines individual and organizational assessments, and development training to impact all levels of the organization, from the workforce to the C-suite, and is presented in partnership with architect and futurist Oshoke Abalu, who has been credited by TIME magazine with “breaking down walls” for rejuvenating and transforming global work cultures through her delivery of human-centered spaces.
“Despite spending $8 billion on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the US each year, 44% of employees agree that their executive team prioritizes inclusion and only 8% believe that their organization is effective at it,” said Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage. “We know what we’re doing today isn’t working well enough, so Linkage set out to discover and create a new inclusion story, with practical keys to unlock and sustain inclusion.”
Abalu first introduced the concept in a 2019 Fast Company thought piece, and the partnership with Linkage allows leading organizations to access a new framework, language, and the resources needed to scale the solution at every level.
“Linkage has a long history of accelerating the advancement of women and other unseen groups in the workplace,” said Abalu. “Together, our vision for Superpowers & Symphony will drive transformative change—empowering organizations to realize the benefits and better business outcomes that come from inclusion, redesigned.”
As part of the launch, Linkage announced two new product offerings:
- Redesigning Inclusion: Workforce Essentials is a self-paced, digital learning program designed to equip your employees with key tools, a better understanding and a new language around inclusion.
- Redesigning Inclusion: The Workshop and the Keynote are live or virtual, immersive sessions that will inspire individuals, teams or your entire organization to experience “Superpowers & Symphony” and engage in a new, bold conversation about inclusion.
The offering joins Linkage’s other Signature Solutions: Advancing Women Leaders and Purposeful Leadership, which have reached more than one million leaders at hundreds of organizations around the world.
For more information about how to bring Redesigning Inclusion: Superpowers & Symphony to your organization, visit www.linkageinc.com/inclusion or call 781-402-5555.
For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our leadership data, insights and frameworks—empowering leading organizations to solve their most vexing leadership challenges. From developing effective, purposeful leaders to advancing women and creating cultures of inclusion, we guide our clients with proven Solutions to create transformative change.
About Oshoke Abalu:
Oshoke Abalu is an architect, futurist, and the cofounder of Love & Magic Company. She pioneers innovative design solutions that infuse awareness and humanity into global workplace transformations. A Crain’s 40 Under 40 honoree, she is reimagining the future of work through inclusive ecosystem solutions like “Superpowers & Symphony” and “The We Way,” where people, organizations and technology work side by side to create a better world.