Embracing diversity with Michael Bach

Apr 20, 2020

As an internationally recognized thought leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion, Michael Bach,  CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, has devoted his career to helping educate businesses and individuals on the value of diversity and inclusion—and now he’s literally written the book on it!

We’re thrilled to be working with Michael on Birds of All Feathers (September 2020), a book that shows employers the value of D&I, and the steps to bringing it into the workplace. Read on to learn more about this award-winning champion of diversity, whom we’re proud to call a Page Two author.

What three words best describe you?
Funny. Gorgeous. Humble.

What is your book about?
It’s a guide to help employers tackle this thing called diversity and inclusion. It starts at the very beginning with making the “business case” for D&I, and then takes employers through a step-by-step process to create inclusive workplaces that will be attractive for all forms of diversity.

Whom do you most admire?
My parents. They’re simply amazing human beings.

What is the last book you read?
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Hours of my life I can never get back.

What is one thing people are always surprised to learn about you?
I was a child actor and I’m listed in IMDb.

Who is your favorite author?
Nikos Kazantzakis and Malcolm Gladwell. But not together. That would be weird.

What is your personal motto?
Be a good person and try not to kill anyone.

Where do you find inspiration?
When I’m working with someone (who isn’t buying into the diversity and inclusion conversation) and I see the lightbulb go on when they “get it.” That moment of awakening can be pretty amazing.