Charis welcomes Kanika Sims for a celebration of Diversity is Not a Dirty Word: Harnessing the Power of Inclusion to Create Anti-Racist Organizations. Kanika will chat with readers, take photos, and sign books in person at Charis Books and More. No reservation or ticket required. Masks are required inside the store. Copies of both the paperback and hardback editions will be available for purchase at the event.
About Diversity is Not a Dirty Word: In Diversity is Not a Dirty Word: Harnessing the Power of Inclusion to Create Anti-Racist Organizations, Dr. Kanika Sims, MD, MPH offers professional insight, personal stories, and measurable action steps to help leaders build organizations that celebrate and nurture diverse workforces. This book invites all people, especially people in positions of power within their organization, to deeply consider impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Throughout the book, Dr. Kanika challenges readers to empathize with the experience of people of color, especially Black people, in corporate America and academia. She provides leaders with tools to harness the untapped talent that goes unrecognized due to implicit bias and the centering of white cultural standards. Organizational leaders will come to understand how tapping into that talent and creating inclusive workplace environments will position their organization to increase revenue, dominate market share, and perhaps make the world a better place, too.
About Kanika Sims: The healthcare disparities for Black people in the USA are alarming. As a Physician and founder of Invest Inclusion, Dr. Sims disrupts and re-imagines our current systems of healthcare delivery to ensure quality healthcare for the Black community.
Dr. Sims is a native of South Georgia and obtained her medical degree from the Medical College of GA. She completed her Residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of South Florida. She then completed Fellowship training in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and obtained her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
She is an Assistant professor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, public health expert, speaker, author of "Diversity is Not a Dirty Word", wife, and mother (of 3 littles). She has been practicing medicine for over 18 years and advocates tirelessly against healthcare disparities. She is excited to move beyond the exam room to advocate for more inclusive, equitable spaces in healthcare organizations, workplaces, and academia.
When not championing the rights of the underserved, she spends her free time exploring Atlanta's bike trails, searching for the best vegan/gluten-free donuts, and meditating.
In Diversity is Not a Dirty Word: Harnessing the Power of Inclusion to Create Anti-Racist Organizations, Dr. Kanika Sims, MD, MPH offers professional insight, personal stories, and measurable action steps to help leaders build organizations that celebrate and nurture diverse workforces.