About Christina Brodzik
Christina Brodzik (she/her/hers) is the national leader of Deloitte’s Diversity and Inclusion Client Service Practice. She has 20+ years of experience in the human capital space where she partners with clients on transformative diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies that enable the Future of Work.
Christina has extensive experience in several industries including technology, life sciences, and financial services. Across these industries, she has designed and built DEI functions, provided coaching and transitional support for new chief diversity officers, and developed multi-year DEI strategies that help organizations achieve their business goals. She is also a certified facilitator for Deloitte’s Inclusive Leadership Experience, Strategy Inclusion, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Transition Labs.
Outside of client work, Christina regularly speaks on the topics of Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership. As a thought leader in the DEI space, she has co-authored several bodies of work, the most recent is Support Your Black Workforce, Now.
Previously, Christina also served as Deloitte’s Financial Services Women’s Initiative lead for partner/director talent planning, as well as the Human Capital Women’s Initiative deputy. She graduated from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before completing her MBA at The Kellogg School of Management.
2021 Panelist Profile | Q&A with Christina
Why do you think your panel topic is critical in the oil and natural gas industry at this time?
The industry (like many) is facing massive disruption today and also needs to prepare for the future. To thrive, O&NG organizations will need to achieve measurable equity across three spheres: workforce, marketplace, and society. I am excited to discuss the difference between inputs, like diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression, and how if done right, those inputs will result in outcomes of equity and belonging. Companies that advance equity will be feel the positive impact at every step of their value chains.
How would you recommend that someone stays current on these issues, if they are interested or want to know more?
It might sound backward but I think staying current starts with understanding history. For almost every current DEI issue that gets attention (I purposely didn’t say “comes up” because much of this isn’t new), there is a historical context that should be understood. When I hear about an issue in the news today, I try to research the history of the topic and I find that helps me understand current context better. What I appreciate is that there is so much content, people can consume it in ways that work best for them – books, audio books, movies and documentaries, podcasts, and panels like this!
Any great books or binge-worthy shows to recommend?
Too many to name here! I like to look for curated lists and then select content that fills in a gap for me or brings a different perspective. These days, it seems like most of the major streaming services have suggested lists based on topic, especially around heritage months! That doesn’t mean limit consumption to just those months, but I find there are great recommendations available then. When in doubt, I go to trust worthy sources (for me, and I know that can be different for everyone). I appreciate recommendations from PBS, Time, and of course Oprah! I especially like content I watch with my kids.
10 “Must Watch” Black History Documentaries | PBS
18 Movies and Documentaries About Race, Racism In America (oprahdaily.com)
8 LGBTQ Documentaries to Watch During Pride Month | Time
12 Inspiring Movies for Women's History Month to Watch with Your Kids (redtri.com)
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