37 min

Angela Smith Jones | Having Resilience and Empathy in Your DE&I Journey Human Resolve

    • Management

When Angela Smith Jones was Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis, she set the tone as an inclusive leader by extending a hand to people who normally don’t get one – people like herself.

“I took an intern every single quarter that we were able to get interns and the people who ran the internship program knew we're going to pitch the people to Deputy Mayor Angela Smith Jones that other people might not take because I was all about access,” Angela says. “I was like … I'm going to give you access because I wanted somebody else to give me access when I was your age.’”

On this episode of Human Resolve a year after the death of George Floyd, host Mark Minner speaks with Angela about how her parents raised her to celebrate diversity, why it’s crucial to lean into uncomfortable conversations and how to navigate challenging discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace.

When Angela Smith Jones was Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis, she set the tone as an inclusive leader by extending a hand to people who normally don’t get one – people like herself.

“I took an intern every single quarter that we were able to get interns and the people who ran the internship program knew we're going to pitch the people to Deputy Mayor Angela Smith Jones that other people might not take because I was all about access,” Angela says. “I was like … I'm going to give you access because I wanted somebody else to give me access when I was your age.’”

On this episode of Human Resolve a year after the death of George Floyd, host Mark Minner speaks with Angela about how her parents raised her to celebrate diversity, why it’s crucial to lean into uncomfortable conversations and how to navigate challenging discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace.

37 min