81 episodes

A weekly podcast delivering diverse insights and perspectives from our community of DEI experts, leaders, and educators. Hosted by The Diversity Movement Head of Content & Programming and Certified Diversity Executive Jackie Ferguson.

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox The Diversity Movement

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    • 4.3 • 16 Ratings

A weekly podcast delivering diverse insights and perspectives from our community of DEI experts, leaders, and educators. Hosted by The Diversity Movement Head of Content & Programming and Certified Diversity Executive Jackie Ferguson.

    The Word Choice Workshop: Inclusive Language Tips for Everyday Business

    The Word Choice Workshop: Inclusive Language Tips for Everyday Business

    Inclusive language skills help you communicate more effectively and build relationships where people feel safe, respected and seen personally and professionally, but, sometimes, it can be difficult to know the right thing to say.

    • 27 min
    The neutrality trap in our society, with Jackie Font-Guzmán and Bernie Mayer

    The neutrality trap in our society, with Jackie Font-Guzmán and Bernie Mayer

    Sometimes it's not OK to be just neutral. In fact, it can be very dangerous when talking about effecting change and establishing social justice for everyone. In this episode, hear why the problem led these Eastern Mennonite University professors, Jackie Font-Guzmán and Bernie Mayer, to co-authored "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change."

    • 42 min
    Practicing uncomfortable conversations, with former NCAA Volleyball Head Coach Jen Fry

    Practicing uncomfortable conversations, with former NCAA Volleyball Head Coach Jen Fry

    As an NCAA volleyball champion and 15-year head coach, Jen Fry has plenty of experience with uncomfortable conversations, seeing different cultures (and standing out), and understanding what it's like to be a good teammate. Although many questioned her decision, Jen's experience made her career transition to DEI consulting a very natural fit.

    • 41 min
    Your employees are not OK, with Forbes Next 1000's Dr. Tana Session

    Your employees are not OK, with Forbes Next 1000's Dr. Tana Session

    As a floating secretary for Ernst & Young, Tana Session found herself spending a lot of time in HR and soaking up every bit of knowledge she could. A boss saw potential in her, and she climbed the corporate ladder focusing on DEI and culture. She eventually decided it was time to step out on her own - she made the leap to entrepreneurship, where she now consults with brands such as Madison Reed, Carhartt, and Dolce & Gabanna.

    • 47 min
    In the News: Wells Fargo diversity policy faces backlash

    In the News: Wells Fargo diversity policy faces backlash

    Interviewing diverse candidates for a position sounds like a great idea, and, if you have the right intentions, it is. But, a recently suspended policy at Wells Fargo led managers to conduct "fake interviews" with employees of color to check the box. In this special episode, hear Jackie and The Diversity Movement's Bob Bachelor discuss what went wrong at Wells Fargo.

    • 40 min
    Inclusive Leadership and Inclusive Medicine, with Horizon Therapeutics' Irina Konstantinovsky

    Inclusive Leadership and Inclusive Medicine, with Horizon Therapeutics' Irina Konstantinovsky

    Horizon Therapeutics specializes in solving problems in rare diseases, and the biopharmaceutical company develops medications that only 500 patients worldwide require. As the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Irina Konstantinovsky knows that a commitment to DEI is essential to a company where inclusion is at the heart of its mission. In this episode, hear why it's important to lead with your coworkers' humanity in mind.

    • 44 min

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4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Highly Applicable Business Insights

If you aspire to be a more inclusive leader and have a more inclusive workplace, this podcast will provide you with a variety of applicable business insights that you can put action behind.

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