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How Can You Embed DE&I Into The Talent Lifecycle? With Bettina Deynes, Carnival Corporation

Listen to Bettina Deynes, Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Carnival Corporation, in discussion with Sultan Saidov, Co-Founder and President at Beamery.

Bettina brings a background of business leadership and strategic planning to Carnival. As Global CHRO, she is responsible for attracting, retaining, and rewarding talent; leading more collaborative approaches with the operating companies to optimize their HR functions and further leverage best practices; as well as enhancing the company culture and leading the organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

Bettina discusses how she steered through pandemic challenges within the cruise industry, the culture of trust and diversity at Carnival, and how she is using her position of influence to provide opportunities to the disenfranchised.

“I remember in the early days when it was very gloomy and we didn't know what was gonna happen, and I remember I said, we can use this time just to feel bad for ourselves and or we can use this time to our benefit and to come back stronger than ever. And how about really focusing on our culture; understanding that DE&I is at the foundation of that culture. This is the time that we have to really listen, listen to, understand, and to learn about the experience of being on board.” – Bettina Deynes

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Talking points

  • What happens when HR becomes even more important to the business
  • How Carnival steered through its unique talent challenges during the pandemic
  • How Bettina is contributing to a culture of trust and diversity
  • Changing the cultural narrative around the cruise ship hierarchy

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About the Author

Sultan Murad Saidov is Co-Founder and President of Beamery. Sultan is a frequent speaker on AI, the Future of Work, and Talent Transformation, was listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and is the host of the Talent Blueprint podcast.

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