6 episodes

Becoming Inclusive is powered by The Kaleidoscope Group, where we’re thinking differently about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for more empowered people at work. We’re committed to real change, and that begins with real conversations.The Kaleidoscope Group is your full service Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partner serving clients world-wide. We can help you develop organizational change that actively engages everybody in your organization, turning resistance into energy and motivation for change. Let’s talk about where you’d like to go and how to get there - start with a visit to kgdiversity.com

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Becoming Inclusive is powered by The Kaleidoscope Group, where we’re thinking differently about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for more empowered people at work. We’re committed to real change, and that begins with real conversations.The Kaleidoscope Group is your full service Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partner serving clients world-wide. We can help you develop organizational change that actively engages everybody in your organization, turning resistance into energy and motivation for change. Let’s talk about where you’d like to go and how to get there - start with a visit to kgdiversity.com

    Racism Is Easy To Solve (Wait, What!?) Part One

    Racism Is Easy To Solve (Wait, What!?) Part One

    In today's powerful, candid conversation with Executive Consultant (and former professional baseball player) Brian Johnson, we get his perspective, as a white male, on how the systems many of us are born into contributes to many of the diversity, equity and inclusion issues we face. For Brian this conversation comes down to recognizing his privilege and learning how to leverage it to helping others, including how his physical advantages have worked to his favor.

    As Brian shares, "People of Color did not 'earn' racism. The issue is that there's a system that's been built, that continues to be perpetuated, and the system allows for white males like myself, to benefit in many different things. And it doesn't allow everyone to have the same opportunity, or to have the same privilege that I do."

    Is solving racism really easy? Of course not - but if we start with an understanding of those who can make the largest impact on addressing racism, we can see potential solutions more clearly.

    • 24 min
    The Importance of Diversity in Leadership With Guest Joe Gasparo

    The Importance of Diversity in Leadership With Guest Joe Gasparo

    In today's episode Executive Consultant and CEO and Co-Founder at the Center for Healthcare Innovation joins us to explore how more diverse leadership in organizations offers a competitive advantage. Joe uncovers demographic realities that are driving more diverse marketplaces and customer expectations everywhere from the storefront to the hospital room. Along the way Joe explore the sense of fatigue some are having with this National conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion, and how that concept points to the very reasons these discussions are critical.

    The Kaleidoscope Group is a full service Diversity & Inclusion firm in Chicago serving clients world-wide. We can help you develop organizational change that actively engages everybody in your organization, turning resistance into energy and motivation for change. Let’s talk about where you’d like to go and how to get there. Visit us at https://kgdiversity.com

    • 27 min
    DEI Business Balance: Transactional vs Transformational

    DEI Business Balance: Transactional vs Transformational

    In today's episode Sr. Director Gary Alveranga joins us to talk about what he's seeing right now in the business climate where DEI is concerned. Gary's valuable, unvarnished perspective on DEI professionals and leaders, the dramatic uptick in corporate DEI initiatives as a result of social and socio-political events in America, and how to separate the timely from the timeless is incredibly valuable. Gary's coaching on what's transactional in DEI vs what's transformational helps set a standard for strategic DEI.

    • 25 min
    Why Equity Isn't Enough With Guest Mitch Brown

    Why Equity Isn't Enough With Guest Mitch Brown

    Host Reggie Ponder talks with Senior Consultant Mitch Brown about why Equity isn't enough.  The concept of "Equity" seems reasonable and understandable - equal pay among genders, for instance, is a concept most businesses understand. Why, then, is pay equity the issue it is? Or if we're making diverse hires, how can it be we're still not "equitable?" Mitch helps us understand these difficult concepts and more, exploring how equity's relationship to diversity and inclusion is crucial to to its importance and effectiveness.

    The Kaleidoscope Group is a full-service Diversity & Inclusion firm in Chicago and Charlotte serving clients worldwide. We can help you develop organizational change that actively engages everybody in your organization, turning resistance into energy and motivation for change. Let’s talk about where you’d like to go and how to get there. Visit us at https://kgdiversity.com

    • 21 min
    Why Inclusion Isn't Enough With Guest Margarita De Leon

    Why Inclusion Isn't Enough With Guest Margarita De Leon

    Host Reggie Ponder talks with Vice President of Client Services Margarita De Leon about why Inclusion isn't enough. To do that, we explore - well what is "inclusion"? Why does it matter, and to whom does it matter? In business today we're sometimes looking for practical solutions to complex issues, and in this episode we have a necessary discussion about how achieving inclusion is an ongoing challenge with ever-changing dynamics. For businesses to succeed, strategies will need to evolve and grow over time.

    The Kaleidoscope Group is a full-service Diversity & Inclusion firm in Chicago and Charlotte serving clients worldwide. We can help you develop organizational change that actively engages everybody in your organization, turning resistance into energy and motivation for change. Let’s talk about where you’d like to go and how to get there. Visit us at https://kgdiversity.com

    • 22 min
    Why Diversity Isn't Enough with Guest Chris Georgas

    Why Diversity Isn't Enough with Guest Chris Georgas

    Host Reggie Ponder talks with Chief Operating Officer of The Kaleidoscope Group Chris Georgas on the real-world, experiential value of Diversity, the realities and difficulties improving DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) in organizations, what so many organizations are doing (and getting) wrong when it comes to Diversity, and practical insights on how to maximize DEI efforts. This is a powerful conversational with a career DEI professional that will change the way you look at Diversity in your company.

    The Kaleidoscope Group is a full-service Diversity & Inclusion firm in Chicago and Charlotte serving clients worldwide. We can help you develop organizational change that actively engages everybody in your organization, turning resistance into energy and motivation for change. Let’s talk about where you’d like to go and how to get there. Visit us at https://kgdiversity.com

    • 22 min

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