“Cultural Competence” is a diversity and inclusion podcast from the Gallup Center on Black Voices, hosted by Dr. Ella F. Washington and Camille Lloyd. We talk to employers and employees alike about what a workplace utopia for diversity, equity and inclusion looks like and the hard work it will take for us to get there. How can employers facilitate meaningful conversations on race in America? And what are the missteps they can avoid in the process? This season, we’ll talk tokenism, pay inequity, political polarization, hair in the workplace and much more.
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How Does Social Oppression Show Up in the Workplace?
Are there constructs in our workplaces that reinforce forms of social oppression? How do we tear these barriers down? And what are some of the pitfalls employers can avoid in trying to address this? Lisa Toppin, global head of diversity and inclusion at Illumina, joins the podcast to discuss.
Pay Transparency: To Share or Not to Share?
Talking about money, including one’s pay, is taboo for many -- but there may be a generational shift occurring in attitudes on talking about pay. How should we talk about pay? Why is there a need for pay transparency? And what is the difference between “equal pay for equal work” and pay equity? Ruth Thomas, pay equity strategist at Payscale, joins the podcast to discuss some effective strategies employers can implement in addressing pay inequity. What missteps can organizations avoid in opening up the discussion about pay?
Tokenism: 'Being the Only Is Never a Good Feeling'
Are workplaces evolving strongly enough to be inclusive? How do you effectively have conversations about race across workplaces and teams? Marva Smalls -- executive vice president, global head of inclusion at ViacomCBS and executive vice president, public affairs, kids and family entertainment brands at ViacomCBS Media Networks -- joins the podcast to talk about creating environments that facilitate “courageous conversations,” bringing your whole self to work and more.
Black or African American: Does It Matter Which One We Use?
What do the terms “Black,” “African American,” “BIPOC” and “Latinx” mean to people? And how can workplaces take into consideration how these terms are used and perceived? Dr. Erika Hall, assistant professor of organization and management and faculty adviser at The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute, joins the podcast to discuss her research on racial terminology and the implications these words have.
Taking the Lead: ‘It’s What You Do, Not What You Say’
How can organizations create change and play an active role in addressing systemic issues in their industries? Esi Eggleston Bracey -- chief operating officer, EVP Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever North America -- joins the podcast to discuss how companies need a mission and how beauty connects with diversity, equity and inclusion. She also discusses findings from the Dove CROWN Research Study and the magnitude of racial discrimination experienced by women in the workplace based on their natural hairstyles.
Juneteenth vs. Fourth of July -- Do We Have to Choose?
The Fourth of July will now be celebrated on the heels of the United States’ newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. What does this mean for how Americans celebrate freedom -- and how can workplaces use intention, awareness and feedback from employees to celebrate both holidays?
Camille Lloyd, director of the Gallup Center on Black Voices, and Dr. Ella F. Washington, CEO of Ellavate Solutions and a Professor of Practice at Georgetown McDonough School of Business, return with the second season of Cultural Competence.