Race is a topic many of us struggle to talk about at work, yet it shapes so many of our career experiences and outcomes. But host Porter Braswell (Jopwell) is on a mission to create a safe space to share those stories – and learn from them. Hear leaders from business and government trace their personal journeys with race, equity, and inclusion. And learn from their mistakes and their triumphs.
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Sephora’s Deborah Yeh: Unconscious Bias in Retail and Marketing
Deborah Yeh, Sephora’s Chief Marketing Officer, discusses unconscious bias in retail and marketing, as well as how it affects customers and their relationship with brands.
iCIMS’ Charles Mah: Why Traditional Recruiting Pipelines Don’t Work
Charles Mah, a leader in talent management within the tech industry, discusses the problems with traditional recruiting pipelines and explains how to improve diversity recruiting.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101 (with Richemont’s Doug Melville)
What’s the difference between unconscious bias and a microaggression? How is diversity actually defined? And what’s problematic about using the term “minority”? Doug Melville, VP, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Richemont North America, joins host Porter Braswell to answer questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion that can be awkward to ask at work.
Former Goldman Sachs Partner Edith Cooper: Recruit, Retain, Mentor
Goldman’s former head of Human Capital Management talks about the role race plays at work, employee retention strategies, and the importance of having sponsors for one’s career.
PGA of America's Sandy Cross: Making Golf More Inclusive
The Chief People Officer of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America explains why she leads with inclusion when building more diverse cultures, the important role of language, and how the PGA of America is addressing past discrimination in golf.
Cisco’s Fran Katsoudas: How to Talk About Race at Work
Fran Katsoudas, Cisco’s Chief People Officer, explains how she approached Cisco’s all-hands meeting on race, where some employees posted racist comments. She also discusses how Cisco engages in the topic of race in a global context and shares her experiences as a Latina climbing the corporate ladder.