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How to Integrate Proprietary Data Methods for DEI Excellence Featuring Diana File

Diana File founded DF Analytics to instill rigor and accountability in DEI efforts worldwide. As a research and organizational psychologist, she has devoted 15 years to refining her proprietary data science methodologies, driving impactful results for Fortune 500 corporations, startups, government agencies, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses globally.

Diana leverages data science to enable companies to cultivate highly diverse and inclusive teams that excel in productivity, collaboration, and profitability. Her proprietary analytical methods reveal the underlying neuroscientific factors that determine success or failure. She then translates these assessments into actionable strategies, leading cross-functional implementation throughout the organization. This comprehensive approach ensures companies remain at the forefront of the evolving generational and cultural landscapes affecting both employees and customers.

As a former consultant for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Diana has redefined decision-making processes within complex hierarchies and has led pioneering global research on fostering the resolution of intractable conflicts. Her breadth of expertise encompasses workforce analytics, team development, project management, organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and research on best practices.

Diana is a sought-after workshop leader and keynote speaker, contributing to prestigious institutions such as Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, National Libraries of Medicine, HR Leadership Forum, and various industry associations.

She earned her B.A. in Psychology, graduating cum laude from Yale University, and holds an M.A. in Psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Diana is proficient in English, Hebrew, and Russian.

In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn from Diana File how to bring accountability to DEI efforts using data science.**

Diana and I discuss:

  • Her journey from a child immigrant facing intolerance to a DEI leader [00:47]
  • How Diana’s personal mission shaped her career path [01:31]
  • The importance of addressing systemic inequities through organizational psychology [01:59]
  • Her groundbreaking research in trauma recovery and conflict resolution [02:19]
  • The birth of DF Analytics and its mission [03:37]
  • The pivotal year of 2020 for DEI and how that shaped her business [05:18]
  • Why certain industries like healthcare, technology, and financial services focus on DEI [07:14]
  • How Diana uses her coaching approach to build business relationships [08:50]
  • Overcoming the fear of rejection in business development [12:32]
  • The business model behind DF Analytics and working with a diversified team of consultants [16:37]

Learn more about Diana at www.dfanalytics.co and https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-file

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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