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We're a community who envision a world that's more Just, Equitable, Decolonized and Inclusive (JEDI). We're changing the way we see ourselves and each other, and shifting our worldview on business by looking through a JEDI lens.I’m your host, Rosie Yeung (she/her), a Chinese-Canadian immigrant with invisible disabilities, and I’m a JEDI speaker, coach and facilitator. Do you also want to be a JEDI Warrior for social impact? Then please join me in Changing Lenses! Each episode is hosted on colonized land that was taken from many Indigenous nations, including the Anishinaabe, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. I seek Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people of Turtle Island, and I call upon us all to decolonize our thinking, not just our systems. Learn more on my website, www.changinglenses.ca.

Changing Lenses: Diversify Your Perspectives Rosie Yeung

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We're a community who envision a world that's more Just, Equitable, Decolonized and Inclusive (JEDI). We're changing the way we see ourselves and each other, and shifting our worldview on business by looking through a JEDI lens.I’m your host, Rosie Yeung (she/her), a Chinese-Canadian immigrant with invisible disabilities, and I’m a JEDI speaker, coach and facilitator. Do you also want to be a JEDI Warrior for social impact? Then please join me in Changing Lenses! Each episode is hosted on colonized land that was taken from many Indigenous nations, including the Anishinaabe, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. I seek Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people of Turtle Island, and I call upon us all to decolonize our thinking, not just our systems. Learn more on my website, www.changinglenses.ca.

    Ep310: Antisemitism and Yom HaShoah: Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day, with Alice Henry

    Ep310: Antisemitism and Yom HaShoah: Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day, with Alice Henry

    The Shoah is the Hebrew term for the Holocaust, and the full name of Yom Hashoah VeHagevurah literally means the “day of remembrance of the Catastrophe and the Heroism.”
    How much do you know about Yom HaShoah, and what happens on this day? What’s the difference between Yom HaShaoah and the United Nations’ International Holocaust Remembrance Day?
    Alice Henry draws on her family’s experience of the Holocaust, and her own experience as an Ashkenazi Jewish woman, to share about Yom HaShoah, historic and current antisemitism, Jewish holidays, and much more in this episode of Changing Lenses.
    Bonus: stay with us to the end for a special Yom HaShoah memorial service.


    In this episode, you’ll learn:How Jewish identity is more than just religionWhy Whoopi Goldberg was mistaken (and she’s not the only one)The implicit antisemitism in Harry Potter and FriendsOf various Jewish holy days, which one is arguably the MOST holy (hint: it’s NOT Hannukah!)How Yom HaShoah is observed in IsraelLink to episode transcript here.


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    Guest Bio and References/Links 
    About Alice Henry:
    Alice is an Ashkenazi Jewish woman whose grandfather escaped from Nazi Germany and eventually immigrated to the U.S. She’s personally experienced antisemitism throughout her life, and felt compelled to share her story and speak out about Yom HoShoah and Jewish inclusion more publicly.
    In her day job, Alice is a researcher, facilitator, and program coordinator with expertise in zero waste and the circular economy, as well as collaborative decision-making. She is excited to support innovators, public institutions, and our communities as we rethink how our systems can work and how our economies can better support all peoples and our planet.
    Find Alice on:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-henry-43206012b/


    References and resources in this episode:
    Yom HaShoah in Israel – everything stops including highway traffic: https://youtu.be/4uK5uz7d-Oo 
    Info about Yom HaShoah:
    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/yom-hashoah-holocaust-memorial-day/
    https://www.shiva.com/learning-center/commemorate/jewish-holidays/yom-hashoah/
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/yom-ha-shoah-holocaust-memorial-day
     The Mourner’s Kaddish: https://sharonmemorial.com/customs-and-traditions/the-mourners-kaddish/
    Info about the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day: https://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance


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    • 38 min
    Ep309: White Supremacy Culture from a White Man’s Perspective, with Jeff Akin

    Ep309: White Supremacy Culture from a White Man’s Perspective, with Jeff Akin

    If you were emotionally OK enough with the episode title to click on the link, thanks for making it this far! I’m only partly kidding. The words “white supremacy culture” are definitely triggering, and not just for white people. What that phrase even means is hard to explain.
    So when fellow podcaster and white American male Jeff Akin told me he was (gently) raising awareness about white supremacy culture (“WSC”) at his workplace – and he works for the government – and he’s a high-level executive – I was super curious to know how he felt about WSC.
    Besides being an executive leader, Jeff also teaches about leadership in his podcast, The Starfleet Leadership Academy. I admit, I had preconceived notions about what yet another white man would have to say. But Jeff changed my lens when he shared his own learning journey and struggles with WSC, to now being a champion against it.
    Join me in hearing this high school educated, ex-Navy, pro-wrestling-TV-broadcaster-turned-executive-leader share how he’s helping dismantle white supremacy culture!
    In this episode, you’ll learn:Ways white supremacy culture manifests in Western workplacesHow Jeff gradually changed in response and understanding of white supremacy cultureThe difference between white supremacy culture and a white supremacistJeff’s primary weapon against white supremacy cultureHow to speak up on controversial issues when you can’t speak freelyLink to episode transcript here.


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    Guest Bio and References/Links
    About Jeff Akin:
    Jeff Akin is a 20-year veteran of the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in both media and entertainment, as well as over two decades in management and leadership. Jeff specializes in listening to others, helping them unleash their true potential, and giving feedback that is authentic yet kind.
     
    This pro wrestling TV broadcaster turned executive leader is never afraid to get his hands dirty when it comes to improving lives!
    Find Jeff on:
    Website: https://www.jeffakin.com
    Podcast on Apple (or wherever you listen): The Starfleet Leadership Academy
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jefftakin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jefftakin
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/jefftakin
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefftakin/


    References and resources in this episode:https://www.whitesupremacyculture.info/, curated by Tema Okun and other anti-racism educators.


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    • 40 min
    Ep308: What Ramadan Means to Me, with Saleha Khan

    Ep308: What Ramadan Means to Me, with Saleha Khan

    Ramadan Mubarak! This special episode of the Changing Lenses podcast is being released just before the holy month of Ramadan, an incredibly significant time in the Islamic faith.
    Before I met Saleha Khan, the only thing I really knew about Ramadan was that people fasted for the whole month between sunrise and sunset. In order to truly appreciate what Ramadan means, and how it would be celebrated if Islam was the norm (vs. Christianity or secularism), I asked Saleha to share how she experiences Ramadan.
    Saleha was born in Pakistan, raised in Saudi Arabia, and now lives in Canada. She graciously agreed to share her childhood stories of Ramadan in Riyadh, and how that compares to Ramadan as a Muslim woman in Canada.
    Saleha also happens to be a specialist in equity, diversity and inclusion, having worked in this field for over 20 years, almost 14 of which was spent with various Ontario police forces.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:The spiritual and relational meaning of RamadanWhy people fast during Ramadan, and who does (and doesn’t) fastThe hardest part of fasting for Saleha (surprise, it’s not feeling hungry!)If you’re not Muslim, how you can create an inclusive work environment for people who honour RamadanIf you are Muslim, how you can advocate for more inclusion at work during RamadanFull episode transcript available here.


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    Guest Bio and References/Links
    A little about Saleha in her own words:
    I have been involved in Diversity & Inclusion development for almost nineteen years now; I consider myself to be one of those blessed ones who work in the same field where their passions and interests lie. I grew up in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural setting and I find that experience has helped me gain insights into human behavior that has supported my journey in leadership development for those entrusted to me. I see this work as a social and ethical responsibility that needs critical perspective and global viewpoints to not only begin courageous conversations in safe spaces but to create those bold places where conversations turn into actions that bring about culture shift.
    Find Saleha on:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saleha-khan-5b12263 


    References and resources in this episode:
    Names for Allah (God):
    https://www.definitions.net/definition/rabb
    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam
    Fawazeer Ramadan TV Show:
    https://www.arabadonline.com/en/details/advertising/Chevrolet-Arabia-Reimagines-Iconic-Fawazir-Riddle-Shows

    With comments made by children between the age of 8 and 12


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    • 37 min
    Ep307: Going Resume-Free to Hire More Inclusively, with Allie Knull

    Ep307: Going Resume-Free to Hire More Inclusively, with Allie Knull

    Have you ever felt in your job hunt that you’re being judged on something that doesn’t even represent who are you? Or at best, it only represents a very small part of the whole you. And yet “woke” companies are claiming to want employees to bring their “whole selves” to work.
    I’m saying it out loud: resumes are a terrible tool for hiring, on both the recruiter and the candidate’s side. There are a million reasons why, but one that really stands out is what a racialized job seeker said to me in the last episode. They said, “the resume doesn’t represent who I am.”
    So I was ecstatic to meet a fellow resume rebel in Allie Knull. Allie is the Founder and CEO of ResumeFree™, is a former recruiter, and is “absolutely disgusted” with resumes.
    Companies, employers, recruiters – if you mean it when you say you want more diversity in your organization – then please listen to why a tool that was created in the 1950’s, by a workforce of primarily white men, is not going to get you there.
    Are you ready? Put your JEDI Visionary lenses on, and let’s go!
    In this episode, you’ll learn:A better way to screen job candidates without using resumesWhy keyword searches and AI (artificial intelligence) are harmfulWhat to watch out for if using tests and assessmentsHow to create data and metric based decisions in hiringFull transcript available here.


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    Guest Bio and References/Links
    About Allie Knull:
    Allie Knull’s passion for talent management has spanned her twenty-year career. Although her career started with international companies, Allie’s recent focus is helping small and scaling business owners master their talent management. Her absolute disgust for resumes was the driving force behind her start-up, ResumeFree™, where they inclusively move top talent from inbox to interview, with their revolutionary screening-as-a-service platform. Allie is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with CPHR Alberta, a Senior Chartered Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) and a Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) with the Institute of Professional Management. She is a Top Recruiter™ in Canada 2019 Award winner, placing 10th overall. 
    Find Allie on:
    Website: https://goresumefree.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/allieknull/


    References and resources in this episode:Canadian Literacy Statistics: https://abclifeliteracy.ca/literacy-at-a-glance/Book: The Pink Elephant, by Dr. Janice GassamGoogle Scholar (Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, ...)

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    • 44 min
    Ep306 Real Talk with Rosie: In the War for Talent, Candidates Become Casualties

    Ep306 Real Talk with Rosie: In the War for Talent, Candidates Become Casualties

    This episode is all about the experiences of racialized people looking for work. Job hunting is hard enough as it is; but add on to that being Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and any other racialized identity that isn’t white – and it’s even harder.
    This is the 3rd in the series of 4 LinkedIn Lives that I’m re-sharing as podcast episodes, so you loyal listeners also get all the amazing career advice my guests provided.
    There’s a reason why it’s just me on this episode, without any of the people I spoke to. It’s because they don’t feel safe saying this out loud, in public.
    So companies, employers, recruiters – please pay attention to what these job seekers have to say about the way they experience your hiring process. If you want to treat people more equitably and inclusively, and diversify your work force – the way you’re working isn’t working.
    And if you’re a racialized job seeker, I hope you feel validated and less alone as you hear these stories. Trigger warning, you may not want to hear more about a frustrating process right now, and that’s OK. Please take care of yourself. Either way, please know you’re not crazy, and you are being heard.
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    In this episode, you’ll learn about these traumatic job seeker experiences:The Cone of SilenceThe Gated Community EffectHypocritical Job DescriptionsUnequal Burden of ProofUnequal Distribution of PowerLink to episode transcript here.


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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosieyeung/
    https://www.instagram.com/rosieyeung_jedi/


    References and resources in this episode:https://www.leadershipiq.com/blogs/leadershipiq/35354241-why-new-hires-fail-emotional-intelligence-vs-skills
    https://www.ere.net/ouch-50-of-new-hires-fail-6-ugly-numbers-revealing-recruitings-dirty-little-secret/


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    • 45 min
    Ep305: We Need to Talk About Period Pain. Period. With Lux Perry

    Ep305: We Need to Talk About Period Pain. Period. With Lux Perry

    Endometriosis affects more people than prostate cancer, breast cancer and heart disease combined. It's in the top 20 most painful diseases in the world, and there’s no cure. It affects 1 in 10 people with a uterus. And it is so undiagnosed, so misunderstood, that patients get threatened with expulsion from school, or fired from work.
    Today is International Women’s Day. It happens once a year. But this disease affects the people who have it at least once a month, and Lux Perry has suffered from it for over 15 years. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn:The crippling effects of endometriosisWho can get it (hint: it’s not just women)The ways capitalism, ableism and misogyny are linkedHow period discrimination presents in work and schoolHow companies can create a culture of inclusion for people with periods (and disabilities)If you know someone else who’s been told their period pain is normal; who is struggling to hold a 9-to-5 job or attend school; or has been silenced by patriarchal society – please share this episode with them so they know they’re not alone. You can share straight from wherever you’re listening to this podcast right now, or from my website, www.changinglenses.ca/podcast.
    Thank you!
    Link to episode transcript here.
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    Guest Bio
    About Lux Perry:
    Lux is a non binary disabled queer who was formally diagnosed with endometriosis after struggling for 15 years with debilitating pain. Lux and their two friends founded Somedays on the not so radical idea that period pain is not normal and that you deserve the tools and support you need to have a pain free cycle. Somedays provides safe, natural and effective period relief products based on muscle recovery principles.
    Find Lux and Somedays on:
    Website: https://getsomedays.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getsomedays/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@getsomedays


    References and resources in this episode:UNICEF article: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/fast-facts-nine-things-you-didnt-know-about-menstruation
    Lux’s Personal Pain and Healing Journey – https://getsomedays.com/a/blog/pain-my-entrepreneurial-mentor 
    30 Days for Endo: https://go.rallyup.com/f795a7/Campaign/Details
     
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    • 46 min

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