We know inclusion and equity work is really hard. This podcast will take you through a deep analysis of core topics for individuals committed to designing equity into their ecosystems for their people and products. Hosted by FearlessFutures.org Founder, Hanna Naima McCloskey — a passionate and skilled facilitator and educator — Fearless Futures has served daring companies across sectors from the largest tech platforms in the world to small creative agencies. We believe in creating policies, practices, and cultures where people have their freedom, legitimacy, dignity, safety, and belonging. https://www.fearlessfutures.org/
Season 2 Episode 9: Leading from Behind: Inclusion and Equity through HR and Talent
In episode 9, Twanya Hood Hill from Tech Soft 3D and Fiona Mullan from Bloom and Wild join Sable Lomax, our Chief Relationships Officer, for an energising conversation on how HR and Talent connect to the equity and inclusion agenda.
How do HR and Talent teams lead from behind, with humility? How do we build accountability around our inclusion and equity ambitions for company leaders? How do we not fixate solely on recruitment when aiming to building equity across our organisation? Tune in to discuss all this, and more!
Season 2 Episode 8: There is No ‘I’ in ‘Us’: The Challenges of Representation
In episode 8, Joi Torres (she/her), Unity’s Senior Inclusion Program Manager, joins Sable Lomax (she/her), our Chief Relationships Officer, to examine the positives and negatives of representation when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion work.
Representation can make people feel seen and recognized, but can it be a powerful tool and simultaneously a limiting one for marginalised people? Who ultimately gets to be represented in workplaces, and to whose benefit? How does ‘identity politics’ and ‘elite capture’ play out in companies and in the mainstream?
Tune in to learn more about these, and more!
Season 2 Episode 7: Disrupting Power
In episode 7, Ebele Okobi - a values-led, transformational leader and advocate - joins Sable Lomax, in conversation on all things ‘disrupting power’!
In this jam packed session, Ebele will tell us why there is no pipeline problem, how to build an ERG with purpose and power and how to push back on narratives that can take hold in companies like the quest for limitless free speech and the demand for political diversity. You’ll leave feeling ready for the challenges ahead and re-committed to the practice of courage.
Season 2 Episode 6: Building Equity into Our Products and Processes
Episode 6, brings Fearless Futures’ Chief Relationships Officer Sable Lomax together with Mark Watson Managing Director of International Agency Services at the Marketing Store Jonathan English, Managing Director of Skeleton Productions.
They explore the almost oxymoronic relationship between structure and creativity, the quick wins that don’t always mean we’ve won when it comes to equity in our products, what to do about gimmicky social justice in so-called creative outputs and in light of all this - what we do when we make mistakes.
Season 2 Episode 5: How to Build an Inclusion and Equity Team
In episode 5, Fearless Futures’ Chief Relationships Officer Sable Lomax is joined by Megan Kollar Dwyer, Senior Director, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Zendesk. Megan shares the core steps to building a robust DEI team, the pitfalls and mistakes that can happen and how to avoid them; as well as practices to remain ambitious when engaging with leadership who might want an easier road than the one DEI leaders have set out for the company.
They also turn to institutional performative allyship - asking whether it can ever be avoided!
Season 2 Episode 4: Radical Communication with Christopher Miller from Ben and Jerry’s
In this episode, Fearless Futures’ Chief Relationships Officer Sable Lomax is joined by the much loved ice-cream brand Ben & Jerry’s, Christopher Miller, their Global Head of Activism Strategy.
In this episode they discuss why there can’t be a risk-free stand for justice, why the customer may not always be ‘right’ in the conventional sense when it comes to living out your company values, how the ‘Silence is Not an Option’ press release emerged, and the ways that Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its external radical communication into their day to day work as an ice-cream company - and much, much more.