Equality Through Innovation is a blog series profiling innovators working in Glasgow and the West of Scotland to tackle inequalities in unique ways. Today we meet Pheona Matovu, who spent years in immigration limbo and is now helping companies to innovate by fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.
There is a running joke in the Radiant and Brighter office that if you’re away for one day, something will have changed when you come back.
Several times a day, the staff stop to ask themselves if they are serving the current needs of the community they work with. If not, something changes.
The first step towards innovation, Pheona says, is to look outside your own experience and knowledge.
“It’s not about building on what’s there, but starting from what’s not there.”