The Ethical Sellout 
Maintaining Your Integrity in the Age of Compromise

We all fear selling out. Yet we all face situations that test our ideals and values with no clear right answer. In a world where compromise is an essential aspect of life, authors Lily Zheng and Inge Hansen make the bold claim that everyone sells out—and that the real challenge lies in doing so ethically.

Barnes & Noble

New Release October 2019

Lily Zheng

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant
Executive Coach, Speaker & Advocate
M.A. Stanford University

I work with organizations around the world to build more inclusive and innovative workplaces for all. My approach combines insights from organizational analysis, human-centered design, and social psychology with years of activist experience creating grassroots social change. I started this work with the goal of empowering people to not only survive, but thrive, and continue to realize this vision through my work with companies around the world. I am the author of Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace: Transgender and Gender-Diverse Discrimination (2018) and The Ethical Sellout: Maintaining Your Integrity in the Age of Compromise (2019). I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am perpetually wearing too much black clothing.

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I write on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice to empower changemakers everywhere to create better workplaces and a better world for all. My writing aims to walk the line between empathy and pragmatism as I dive deep into systemic issues, identify root causes, and share my thoughts on the practices and processes that our organizations need. Find me @lilyzheng308.

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