Diversity is having a seat at the table,

Inclusion is having a voice,

and Belonging is having that voice be heard.


The need to belong is the need to give and receive attention to and from others. The desire is so universal that the need to belong is found across all cultures.

Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group.

Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, a religion, or something else, people tend to have an inherent desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves.

– Wikipedia

Thoughts on belongingness

The truth of who we are is that we are because we belong

– Desmond Tutu on the power of belongingness

Anne-Marie Finch, the founder of Global Voices, was named a Top100 Talent within Leadership in 2015 and in 2017 and 2018, Anne-Marie Finch was named one of Denmark’s 100 most influential women. She blogs about the power of belongingness. Read her blog entries and thoughts below.

Thoughts on belongingness

Are you powerful?

If you answered yes, then you might benefit from asking those closest to you if you seem OK. Because if you are powerful without being powerfilled, you’re at risk of burning out — if you haven’t burnt out already. Maybe everything looks good on the…

Thoughts on belongingness

Belongingness: what it is and why it matters at Templafy

Words matter. Our head of People+ (what we call our HR department) knows this better than most. Anne-Marie Finch is known for going beyond policies and ideals; she actively influences our unique culture to ensure people’s happiness in the workplace, and she does this right down to the linguistic level. We are not human resources; we are people.