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#2 on "Diversity And Inclusion: 10 Podcasts Indian Bosses Should Be Listening To" & #3 on "Feedspot's Top 15 Diversity and Inclusion Podcasts for 2020" - 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.

Choose Inclusion Podcas‪t‬ Choose Inclusion

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

#2 on "Diversity And Inclusion: 10 Podcasts Indian Bosses Should Be Listening To" & #3 on "Feedspot's Top 15 Diversity and Inclusion Podcasts for 2020" - 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.

    The PPP and Its Impact with Hannah Smolinski

    The PPP and Its Impact with Hannah Smolinski

    Hannah Smolinski (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-smolinski-cpa-she-her-16994aa/) is Founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group and a Senior Advisor to Upside Financial. For this special and timely episode we are talking about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), its original implementation a year ago, the changes since then (including the new changes in effect this past week), and its impact on inclusion of all business owners in this country.Here are some resources for business owners in regards to the PPP: https://f.momentumtools.io/?form=v4_mbfghfvvixio&rp-id=RP016115 - Upside Financial's lending partner for anyone looking to apply for a PPP loan https://borrower.upsidefinancial.com/promo/HannahSmolinski - Upside Financial link for anyone looking to maximize their forgiveness https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1TfAapbr2J8izI8MH3ttw - Hannah's YouTube channel for PPP clarity

    • 31 min
    Building a Startup Nation in Israel with PresenTense

    Building a Startup Nation in Israel with PresenTense

    PresenTense (https://www.linkedin.com/company/presentense/), led by co-CEOs Ariella Rosen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ariella-rosen/) and Khouloud Ayuti (https://www.linkedin.com/in/khouloud-ayuti-09a80858/), is a nonprofit based in Israel working to bring together all the vastly diverse groups in Israel, empowering these mostly marginalized groups through entrepreneurship in the "Startup Nation."

    • 27 min
    #BlackVoicesMatter - Zhalisa "Zee" Clarke

    #BlackVoicesMatter - Zhalisa "Zee" Clarke

    Just Listen - Zhalisa "Zee" Clarke (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zhalisa/)

    • 31 min
    #BlackVoicesMatter - Mayor Travis Stovall

    #BlackVoicesMatter - Mayor Travis Stovall

    Just Listen: Mayor Travis Stovall, Gresham, Oregon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/travis-stovall-21499/)

    • 24 min
    Facing Adversity to Thrive and Build Inclusion with Joze Piranian

    Facing Adversity to Thrive and Build Inclusion with Joze Piranian

    Joze Piranian (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jozepiranian/) is of Armenian descent, born and raised in Lebanon, living in Toronto, and a TEDx speaker and stand-up comedian who has a stutter. With humor and insight, he talks about his story of growing up mostly silent in a place where his stutter was taboo to taking the stage to control his story and inspire others to be more inclusive.

    • 32 min
    Accessibility For All Using Our "Eyes" with Nick Lum

    Accessibility For All Using Our "Eyes" with Nick Lum

    Nick Lum (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicklum/) went from being an attorney to creating Beeline Reader (https://www.beelinereader.com/) to help anyone read a screen more easily using the color spectrum. He truly took the "accessibility for all" to heart and he tells us his story in this episode.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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.

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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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