Culture Stew is a show dedicated to exploring diversity, inclusion, and cultural identity in its many dimensions. We explore how our identities and values influence our personal and professional lives. Through interviews with scholars, journalists, scientists, and leadership development practitioners, we’ll delve into different concepts around cultural identity, explore how to lead diverse teams and organizations, and seek ways to build bridges across cultural chasms.
LEAD THE CHANGE: The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion: An Interview with Kelly Cooper
Join us today as Maria and Kelly discuss the world of change, social intelligence, and her book LEAD THE CHANGE: The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion. They will ask questions about how social and family leave benefits all genders, how work-life policies can impact productivity, and what you can do to advocate and lead the change.
“Kelly has led the development of the Women in Mining Canada’s National Action Plan and is currently spearheading another 3-year progressive and more comprehensive national
action plan in the forest sector. Kelly's inclusive leadership style ensures everyone
feels heard and is engaged. She values both individual and intergroup differences in the
workforce. Kelly is a strong advocate for applying EQ skills such as empathy, impulse control, assertiveness, among others to help everyone find greater understanding of the benefits to gender diversity and inclusion – both social and economic.”
Learn more here: https://www.centreforsocialintelligence.ca/
Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives - An interview with Minal Bopaiah
In this episode of Culture Stew, Maria and Minal discuss privilege, leadership and how we can build support for equity in leadership and in ways to ensure that everyone thrives.
Learn more about Minal:
Minal Bopaiah is the author of Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives. She is the founder of Brevity & Wit, a strategy + design firm that combines human-centered design, behavior change science and the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility to help organizations transform themselves and the world. Bopaiah has written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Hill and has been a featured guest on numerous podcasts and shows, including the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU. She has also been a keynote speaker for many conferences, inspiring thousands with her credible, authentic, and engaging talks. For more information, please visit https://theequitybook.com
Teaching Children Inclusion and Diversity: An Interview with Jay Peterson, author of Saxophone Sits Alone
How do we teach children to honor diversity and inclusion? Jay Peterson is a Canadian elementary school music teacher residing in London, Ontario. Jay has written the book Saxophone Sits Alone as a way to discuss inclusion and diversity in the classroom in an accessible yet powerful way.
Discovering Individual and Systemic Bias: An Interview with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman
Today we sat down with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman to discuss bias and the psychological elements of our biased behaviors.
Check out Rehman at https://leadwithdiversity.com/podcast and his new Bias Tool Kit: https://leadwithdiversity.com/bob/
Watch Rehman’s TedX Talk at: https://tedxwinnipeg.ca/speaker/rehman-abdulrehman/
Coming Soon! - Culture Stew: Season 3
Join us for the third season of the Culture Stew Podcast! This season we'll continue to explore the many dimensions of our identities that influence our beliefs, behaviors, and blind spots, and serve up practical tools and strategies to engage in meaningful diversity dialogues, foster inclusion in our workplaces, and advocate for equity and justice.
Be a J.E.D.I. Leader: Omar L. Harris on Servant Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our guest this week, Omar L. Harris, has important insights to share in the intersection of servant leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Omar is founder of Intent Consulting. His work focuses on leadership and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion or J.E.DI. for short. He is the author of “The Servant Leader’s Manifesto” published in 2020 and the upcoming book Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss, coming out June 25, 2021. https://www.omarlharris.com/
I had downloaded this podcast because of my passion for minimizing disparities in liver transplantation and in the medical workplace. I started by listened to Cultural Stew episode on Empowerment of Women in the Workforce today. It was as if a lightbulb went on. I felt as if the host was speaking directly to me and I have such a better understanding of what I have been feeling in my new leadership role. Thank you Maria! Your electric personality shines while addressing important and tough topics. Can’t wait to listen to the whole series.