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The Dyvergent Change Makers Podcast is designed to raise awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We target the challenges that come with D&I work and how to stay motivated to make impact. How D&I can lead to innovative and more productive teams. In addition, we discuss allyship, bias, women empowerment, support for LBGTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Contact Dyvergent Consulting Group at www.dyvergentcg.com for support with Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Dyvergent Change Makers Kerry D. Rosado

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The Dyvergent Change Makers Podcast is designed to raise awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We target the challenges that come with D&I work and how to stay motivated to make impact. How D&I can lead to innovative and more productive teams. In addition, we discuss allyship, bias, women empowerment, support for LBGTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Contact Dyvergent Consulting Group at www.dyvergentcg.com for support with Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

    Episode 16: Interview with Anthony Clay, the CEO and Co-Founder of Indi

    Episode 16: Interview with Anthony Clay, the CEO and Co-Founder of Indi

    In episode 16, I interview Anthony Clay, the CEO and Co-Founder of Indi. In this episode we discuss his journey with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  Lean in to learn how he’s creating a fairer workplace.

    About Guest
    Anthony is the CEO and Founder of Indi.  Indi is the leading diversity-focused career development and advancement platform for enterprises. You can learn more at https://indimatters.com.

    About the Host
    Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
    Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com 

    Kerry is the Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant of Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. Named among the 146 Inspiring Women Leaders in 2021 by Diverse IN. She is an elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience in tech, healthcare, and education. She is a proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  She is a Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

    She is a former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. She led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, and led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, and a DEI in the Workplace Certification.

    Learn more at www.dyvergentcg.com or schedule a call at calendly.com/dyvergentcg.

    Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

    Youtube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmzVICfMuyp41W1_y8bi6A/featured

    Podcast Guests  - Schedule a pre-interview at calendly.com/dyvergentcg

    Gifts for Listeners:
    Get a free $15 gift card from Amphy at https://www.amphy.com/gift/dyvergent.  Amphy is the largest marketplace for live classes, connecting and enriching humanity through knowledge.

    • 26 min
    Episode 15: Interview with Patricia Villegas, College Professor and a Latinx Career Coach.

    Episode 15: Interview with Patricia Villegas, College Professor and a Latinx Career Coach.

    In episode 15, I interview Patricia Villegas, College Professor and a Latinx Career Coach.

    About Guest
    Patricia Villegas is a College Professor and a Latinx Career Coach with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from San Jose State and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Through her academic and career experiences, she found her purpose and she has achieved career satisfaction and has helped hundreds of students do the same.  You can learn more about her and her services at www.patyvillegas.com. 

    About the Host
    Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
    Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com 

    Kerry is the Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant of Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. Named among the 146 Inspiring Women Leaders in 2021 by Diverse IN. She is an elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience in tech, healthcare, and education. She is a proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  She is a Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

    She is a former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. She led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, and led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, and a DEI in the Workplace Certification.

    Learn more at www.dyvergentcg.com or schedule a call at calendly.com/dyvergentcg.

    Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

    Youtube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmzVICfMuyp41W1_y8bi6A/featured

    Podcast Guests  - Schedule a pre-interview at calendly.com/dyvergentcg

    Gifts for Listeners:
    Get a free $15 gift card from Amphy at https://www.amphy.com/gift/dyvergent.  Amphy is the largest marketplace for live classes, connecting and enriching humanity through knowledge.

    • 29 min
    Episode 14: Interview with Norhan Ahmed, Founder of Womxnetwork

    Episode 14: Interview with Norhan Ahmed, Founder of Womxnetwork

    In episode 14, I interview Norhan Ahmed, a writer, poet, speaker, and community builder.  She is also the Founder of Womxnetwork.  Join us as we discuss how to provide equal access and opportunities to women at all stages of their careers.

    About Guest
    Norhan Ahmed is a writer, poet, speaker, and community builder. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has worked in the tech industry as an HR professional for five years. Her life's mission led her to start Womxnetwork, an inclusive and powerful community of womxn, providing equal access to opportunities, sharing knowledge, and amplifying voices. She is on the board of two organizations BAM Collective and the In this Together campaign . She led BAM’s first virtual event in NYC. She joined the In this Together campaign because she believes that youth are the voice of this generation surrounding the gaps in mental health resources.

    She is a mental health advocate and believes we should continue the conversations around mental health in order to drive real change. Follow her on instagram @ norhan writes, womxnetwork and on her LinkedIn page @ womxnetwork.

    About the Host
    Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
    Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com 

    Kerry is the Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant of Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. Named among the 146 Inspiring Women Leaders in 2021 by Diverse IN. She is an elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience in tech, healthcare, and education. She is a proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  She is a Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

    She is a former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. She led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, and led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, and a DEI in the Workplace Certification.

    Learn more at www.dyvergentcg.com or schedule a call at calendly.com/dyvergentcg.

    Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

    Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmzVICfMuyp41W1_y8bi6A/featured

    Podcast Guests  - Schedule recording at calendly.com/dyvergentcg

    Gifts for Listeners:
    Get a free $15 gift card from Amphy at https://www.amphy.com/gift/dyvergent.  Amphy is the largest marketplace for live classes, connecting and enriching humanity through knowledge.

    • 18 min
    Episode 13: Interview with Dr. Chanel F. DeGuzman, Chief Engagement Officer of Global Engagement Consultants

    Episode 13: Interview with Dr. Chanel F. DeGuzman, Chief Engagement Officer of Global Engagement Consultants

    In episode 13, I interview Dr. Chanel F. DeGuzman, the Chief Engagement Officer of Global Engagement Consultants. Join us as we discuss the challenges that come with doing work in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  

    About Guest
    Dr. Chanel DeGuzman, Chief Engagement Officer
    Global Engagement Consultants

    With over ten years of academic and corporate training experience, she combines her extensive knowledge base and experience as a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional to determine objectives and customize content for schools and organizations that is meaningful and delivers agreed-upon outcomes. Audiences find her to be highly engaging and professional; someone leaders trust with their teams. Dr. DeGuzman’s primary focus is to create inclusive and inviting spaces where learners and employees increase their self-awareness and pursue expansion to their highest good.

    About the Host
    Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
    Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com 

    Kerry is the Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant of Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. Named among the 146 Inspiring Women Leaders in 2021 by Diverse IN. She is an elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience in tech, healthcare, and education. She is a proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  She is a Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

    She is a former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. She led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, and led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, and a DEI in the Workplace Certification.

    Learn more at www.dyvergentcg.com or schedule a call at calendly.com/dyvergentcg.

    Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

    Youtube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmzVICfMuyp41W1_y8bi6A/featured

    Podcast Guests  - Schedule a pre-interview at calendly.com/dyvergentcg

    How to Get Started with D&I - 6/4/21
    Register at Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-me-anything-about-how-to-get-started-with-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-156156234501 

    Gifts for Listeners:
    Get a free $15 gift card from Amphy at https://www.amphy.com/gift/dyvergent.  Amphy is the largest marketplace for live classes, connecting and enriching humanity through knowledge.

    • 25 min
    Episode 12: Interview with Leena Mendoza, Founder of Intentional Leadership

    Episode 12: Interview with Leena Mendoza, Founder of Intentional Leadership

    In episode 12, I interview Leena Mendoza, the Founder of Intentional Leadership.  She is also an Executive and Entrepreneurial Coach.  Join us as we discuss leadership and the challenges that come with it. 

    About Guest
    Leena Mendoza, Founder, Executive & Entrepreneurial Coach
    Intentional Leadership - www.leenamendoza.com

    Leena is a Business Strategist and Leadership Coach.  She helps women and BIPOC with Entrepreneurial and Executive Leadership. She guides high-performing leaders with her knowledge, skills, and tools to accelerate their development into the executive ranks for increasing optimal business performance. Her program provides culturally relevant strategies that allow executive leadership participants to step into leadership roles and promote the value of bicultural influence.  She teaches empowering leadership to become influential change agent leaders who can align their organization’s business initiatives with social responsibility participation.  

    She is a Keynote speaker and corporate trainer. She has over 20 years of experience working in non-profit, government, private sector, and higher education. She became an entrepreneur motivating thousands of people to take charge of their life and live intentionally. Her educational background includes a Masters in Science in Counseling, a Bachelors of Science in Health Science, and a minor in Gerontology and Criminology. Intentional Leadership provides transformational growth through education, empowerment, and engagement.

    About the Host
    Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
    Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com 

    Kerry is the Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant of Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. Named among the 146 Inspiring Women Leaders in 2021 by Diverse IN. She is an elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience in tech, healthcare, and education. She is a proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  She is a Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

    She is a former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. She led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, and led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, and a DEI in the Workplace Certification.

    Learn more at www.dyvergentcg.com or schedule a call at calendly.com/dyvergentcg.

    Podcast Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

    Youtube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmzVICfMuyp41W1_y8bi6A/featured

    Podcast Guests  - Schedule a pre-interview at calendly.com/dyvergentcg

    How to Get Started with D&I - 6/4/21
    Register at Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-me-anything-about-how-to-get-started-with-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-156156234501

    Gifts for Listeners:
    Get a free $15 gift card from Amphy at https://www.amphy.com/gift/dyvergent.  Amphy is the largest marketplace for live classes, connecting and enriching humanity through knowledge.

    • 27 min
    Episode 11: Interview with Allan Richter, Founder and President of QED Consulting

    Episode 11: Interview with Allan Richter, Founder and President of QED Consulting

    In this episode I interview Allan Richter, the Founder and President of QED Consulting, LLC.  Allan has over 30 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion on a global scale and was a pioneer in developing along with other experts The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks found at Centre for Global Inclusion - https://centreforglobalinclusion.org.

    About Guest
    Allan Richter, Founder and President
    QED Consulting LLC - www.qedconsulting.com

    Experienced and innovative global management consultant.

    Specialties: specializing in consulting and training in the areas of Leadership, Values, Culture and Change, around the world. Creator of innovative products for leadership, diversity, culture, and ethics.

    About the Host
    Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
    Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com

    Kerry is a Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant for Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. An elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience. A proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  A Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

    Former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. Led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, teaching computer science fundamentals. Led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley, a non profit dedicated to helping women excel in technology.

    About Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC

    Our mission is to help leaders and organizations develop inclusive cultures where anyone can thrive, as this leads to retention, innovation, productivity, and growth. We work with organizations in various industries including tech, healthcare, and higher education within the United States. We provide the following services:

    Strategy services for diversity and inclusion
    Inclusive leadership training
    D&I Workshops
    Online courses
    D&I Employee Training

    Learn more at www.dyvergentcg.com or schedule a call at calendly.com/dyvergentcg.

    Join the Podcast Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

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    Event: How to Get Started with D&I - June 4, 2021
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-me-anything-about-how-to-get-started-with-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-156156234501 

    • 22 min

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