8 episodes

What happens when a blind man, a woman of color, and a wannabe Latino get together to discuss how diversity, equity and inclusion can impact businesses? Join Mike Hess, Nina Baliga and UB Ciminieri every month as they embark through conversation on a journey to help businesses and their most important asset - people - Choose Inclusion. We'll have open and authentic conversations amongst ourselves and with guests to explore everything related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to help those who have been tasked with building DEI within their organizations and to help leaders understand why it's so important to Choose Inclusion in order to build a truly successful business.

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What happens when a blind man, a woman of color, and a wannabe Latino get together to discuss how diversity, equity and inclusion can impact businesses? Join Mike Hess, Nina Baliga and UB Ciminieri every month as they embark through conversation on a journey to help businesses and their most important asset - people - Choose Inclusion. We'll have open and authentic conversations amongst ourselves and with guests to explore everything related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to help those who have been tasked with building DEI within their organizations and to help leaders understand why it's so important to Choose Inclusion in order to build a truly successful business.

    Episode 8: Dating Apps, CEOs and the Power of Vulnerability

    Episode 8: Dating Apps, CEOs and the Power of Vulnerability

    Our guest on this episode is a long time Denver Comedian and part of the Disability Community, Christie Buchele. We talk about everything from dating apps to CEOs and how improv and comedy, and just putting yourself out there, can create a healthy vulnerability for growth. But just be prepared to bomb 9 out of 10 times.

    • 25 min
    Episode 7: You Are Not Alone

    Episode 7: You Are Not Alone

    We are sharing some of the stories and questions we have from working with other DEI&B leaders and companies in hopes that it will help our listeners who have the same questions. Happy New Year!

    • 14 min
    Episode 6: Turning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Strategy

    Episode 6: Turning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Strategy

    For our last episode of 2019, and with 2020 planning in full swing, we invited guest Megan Abman, Chief Diversity Officer at Four Winds Interactive, to talk about turning DEI into an actual strategy. Feel free to contact Megan at megan.abman@fourwindsinteractive.com following the episode if you have any questions about your DEI Strategy. Also, you can download a free eBook, 2020 Planning Strategy for DEI&B from Breaking the Bias, by clicking here.

    • 26 min
    Episode 5: We have to talk about mental health

    Episode 5: We have to talk about mental health

    Mental health and conversations about our own mental well-being can no longer be stigmatized and discouraged if we are to truly create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Here are links to resources and information to learn more: The Untapped Power of Neurodiversity (https://medium.com/div-ersity/the-untapped-power-of-neurodiversity-bc70b83266a6) Open Sourcing Mental Illness (https://osmihelp.org/) Diversability (http://www.mydiversability.com/) CDC - Mental Health in the Workplace (https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/tools-resources/workplace-health/mental-health/index.html) WHO - Mental Health in the Workplace (https://www.who.int/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/) How to Create a Workplace that Supports Mental Health (https://www.forbes.com/sites/alankohll/2018/11/27/how-to-create-a-workplace-that-supports-mental-health/#5cfc54cfdda7)

    • 20 min
    Episode 4: What the heck are you talking about?

    Episode 4: What the heck are you talking about?

    There are so many terms and definitions being thrown around - like "pronouns" and "ERGs" - we are trying to demystify some of these to help organizations overcome their fear and lack of knowledge for creating a DEI strategy.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Interviews. Related Searches: how to be more curious and inclusive in an interview

    Episode 3: Interviews. Related Searches: how to be more curious and inclusive in an interview

    This episode dives into the interview process and its importance in establishing clarity and authenticity for candidates about what kind of company they are interviewing for - this is the first impression for talent, and sometimes the last.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Seattlened ,

Great conversation!

Nuanced conversation and a fun examination of ideas from people with boots on the ground.

weirdrebb ,

Exactly what we need

I’m looking forward to seeing this space in equity and inclusion expanded upon in a thoughtful and thought provoking way.

Meliastar ,

Culture and Values

I loved episode #3 on the interview process. As a hiring manager, I understand the importance of an aligned interview process that includes standard questions and talking points. The hosts highlight the pitfalls of interviewing and hiring. What is culture fit? Is culture fit connected to company values? Are those values explicit and clear?

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