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Blue Line, The Podcast: Inclusion, authenticity & police culture with Supt. Isobel Granger

Blue Line, The Podcast: Inclusion, authenticity & police culture with Supt. Isobel Granger

Isobel Granger, recently promoted to superintendent at Ottawa Police Service, is now leading the service's newly launched Respect, Values and Inclusion (RVI) Directorate.

For this latest episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, she shares her thoughts on the opportunity for change with RVI, living authentically, climbing and building ladders, and more on her recently published book, Smashing the Glass Ceiling: A 10-step Guide Using Creativity and Innovation to Bust Through the Barriers to Female Leadership.

Supt. Granger started her career as the first Black female officer hired by the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Today, she is Ottawa's first Black superintendent.

"I came from a segregated exclusive environment and I learned you cannot have growth in that environment. It has to be inclusive," she says. "I've always known it's never been about me; it's always about the greater purpose. Nelson Mandela explained it; in my other language we call it Ubuntu, which means 'I am because we are.'"

Listen to the SoundCloud link on our website for the full conversation or wherever you get your podcasts under Annex Business Media: Podcasts.

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Did you miss our BONUS episode with Roxanne Beaubien on police media relations? Listen HERE.

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