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A weekly podcast delivering diverse insights and perspectives from global leaders in business, executive education and diversity & inclusion. Hosted by award-winning content creator, author, speaker, certified diversity executive and cofounder of The Diversity Movement, Jackie Ferguson. This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network.

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox The Diversity Movement

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    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings

A weekly podcast delivering diverse insights and perspectives from global leaders in business, executive education and diversity & inclusion. Hosted by award-winning content creator, author, speaker, certified diversity executive and cofounder of The Diversity Movement, Jackie Ferguson. This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network.

    Golden Wisdom: Celebrating 50 Years of Love, Lessons, and Legacy with Jackie Ferguson

    Golden Wisdom: Celebrating 50 Years of Love, Lessons, and Legacy with Jackie Ferguson

    Dive into a heartwarming celebration of Jackie Ferguson's 50th birthday on Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, where moments turn into milestones and stories into lessons of love, resilience, and wisdom. This special episode unfolds Jackie's life journey through intimate conversations with those dearest to her: her mother, Dianne Ferguson; her husband, Donald Thompson; and her daughter, Diana Garland. Each guest brings a unique perspective, sharing memories that sparkle with joy, challenges overcome with perseverance, and the profound bonds that shape our lives. From tea times and first kisses to the invaluable lessons of motherhood and friendship, Jackie and her guests explore the essence of personal growth and the beauty of diverse experiences. As we celebrate Jackie's golden year, we're reminded of the power of gratitude, the importance of chasing what truly makes us happy, and the strength in our connections. Join us in honoring the legacy of a remarkable woman who continues to inspire, lead, and advocate for a more inclusive world. Happy Golden Birthday, Jackie!
    "Diversity Beyond the Checkbox" is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Inc 200 Female Founders award winner, Jackie Ferguson. 
    Check out exclusive bonus content on BeyondtheCheckbox.com!
    This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network and to be produced by Earfluence.

    • 42 min
    Empowering Voices & Transformative Insights: A Journey Through Season 9

    Empowering Voices & Transformative Insights: A Journey Through Season 9

    Ignite your curiosity with Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, as Jackie Ferguson, author, business leader, and human rights advocate, presents a compelling recap of Season 9's most transformative moments. This episode celebrates the stories, wisdom, and insights shared by our remarkable guests, including thought leaders like Leslie Means, Shalita Grant and Oscar Trimboli, who have paved the way for empathy-driven leadership, shattered societal limitations and mastered the art of deep listening.
    Season 9 was a vibrant tapestry of dialogues that spanned a range of crucial topics—from the intricacies of inclusive leadership and the importance of self-compassion to tackling bias in recruiting and advocating for authentic representation in all spheres of life. This compilation not only revisits the profound impact of these conversations but also sets the stage for what's to come in Season 10.
    Whether you've been with us since the beginning or are just discovering Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, this episode offers a curated glimpse into the rich discussions that have inspired listeners to embrace new perspectives in meaningful ways.
    Guests, in order of appearance:


    Oscar Trimboli: Part 1 | Oscar Trimboli: Part 2


    Sara Axelbaum

    Lenna Turner

    Minette Norman

    Josh Miller

    Dima Ghawi

    Trisch Smith

    Josh Haymond

    Donald Thompson

    Amber Keister

    Leslie Means

    Shalita Grant

    Anselm Beach

    Adrelia Allen

    Kamini Wood


    "Diversity Beyond the Checkbox" is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Inc 200 Female Founders award winner, Jackie Ferguson. 
    Check out exclusive bonus content on BeyondtheCheckbox.com!
    This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network and to be produced by Earfluence.

    • 44 min
    The Diversity of Love: Unveiling the Secrets of Long-lasting Relationships

    The Diversity of Love: Unveiling the Secrets of Long-lasting Relationships

    Are you on a quest to discover the formula for enduring love? Do the challenges of relationship red flags and commitment hurdles leave you seeking answers? Dive into an enlightening Valentine's special episode of Diversity Beyond the Checkbox, where Jackie Ferguson hosts an intimate exploration with four remarkable men, including her own partner. This episode is a treasure trove of insights on finding, nurturing, and sustaining love through the test of time. Each incredibly successful, both in business and in love: Grant Williard, Kurt Merriweather, Bob Batchelor, and Donald Thompson— share their stories. A testament to the power of love, from marriages spanning 46 years to fresh beginnings in love's second act, from high school sweethearts to finding the perfect match online. Their experiences offer invaluable insights into finding and sustaining love, navigating the complexities of relationships, and celebrating the joy of true companionship. These stories aren't just narratives; they are life lessons on recognizing the one, handling the inevitable challenges, and celebrating the joy of togetherness. From heartwarming first encounters to the daily decisions that strengthen bonds, from the critical importance of communication to recognizing and addressing the red flags—this episode offers an authentic look into the dynamics of love that lasts. Whether you're single, dating, or years into a relationship, join us for an episode exploring love's profound impact beyond the checkbox.
    "Diversity Beyond the Checkbox" is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Inc 200 Female Founders award winner, Jackie Ferguson. 
    Check out exclusive bonus content on BeyondtheCheckbox.com!
    This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network and to be produced by Earfluence.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Leigh Steinberg on Shaping Sports: Equity, Negotiation, and Philanthropy

    Leigh Steinberg on Shaping Sports: Equity, Negotiation, and Philanthropy

    As we gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, join us for a special replay of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox with the legendary sports representative, Leigh Steinberg. The real-life Jerry Maguire, Steinberg has represented a dozen NFL Hall of Famers and iconic figures across various sports, including Olympic champions. Steinberg shares his journey from representing NFL Hall of Famers to advocating for diversity and equity in sports. With over $4 billion negotiated for his clients, including stars like Patrick Mahomes, Steinberg's influence extends beyond the game, directing over $750 million to global charities. In this comprehensive discussion, uncover Steinberg's insights on achieving meaningful change in the sports industry through strategic negotiations, philanthropy, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Listen to this riveting conversation as we dive deep into the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of sports, society, and equity with one of the most impactful figures in sports history.
    "Diversity Beyond the Checkbox" is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Inc 200 Female Founders award winner, Jackie Ferguson. 
    Check out exclusive bonus content on BeyondtheCheckbox.com!
    This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network and to be produced by Earfluence.

    • 34 min
    8 Key Practices for a Balanced 2024: Embracing Learning, Health, and Intentionality for Success

    8 Key Practices for a Balanced 2024: Embracing Learning, Health, and Intentionality for Success

    Discover the secret to a fulfilling and balanced life in 2024 with Jackie Ferguson in this insightful episode of 'Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox.' Jackie combines her personal life experiences with insights from over 100 pioneering interviews to present eight essential practices for success and harmony. Explore how slowing down can lead to profound self-discovery, enhance personal growth, and bring joy and fulfillment into every aspect of your life. Jackie emphasizes the importance of continuous learning, taking calculated risks, prioritizing health, and making intentional decisions. As we journey through the fast-paced dynamics of 2024, this episode is your guide to achieving a more satisfying, balanced lifestyle by embracing intentionality and mindfulness. Tune in for invaluable lessons on how to thrive by slowing down and focusing on what truly matters.
    "Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox" is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Inc 200 Female Founders award winner, Jackie Ferguson. 
    Check out exclusive bonus content on BeyondtheCheckbox.com!
    This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network and to be produced by Earfluence.

    • 21 min
    Embracing Authenticity and Joy: Kamini Wood's Transformative Insights

    Embracing Authenticity and Joy: Kamini Wood's Transformative Insights

    Get ready for an enlightening episode with host Jackie Ferguson and her guest, Kamini Wood, a dynamic life coach and entrepreneur. This episode takes you on a journey through Kamini's personal experiences of growing up in a predominantly white town, highlighting the challenges and lessons in authenticity and belonging. Kamini opens up about her life-changing approach to personal development, emphasizing the power of understanding core values, needs, and beliefs. Gain invaluable insights into the practice of self-compassion, the role of breathwork in well-being, and strategies to overcome imposter syndrome. Whether you're on a path of self-discovery or striving to enhance diversity in your environment, this episode is a compelling blend of personal narrative and practical advice, inspiring listeners to embrace their authentic selves and find joy in their own journey.
    "Diversity Beyond the Checkbox" is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Inc 200 Female Founders award winner, Jackie Ferguson. 
    Check out exclusive bonus content on BeyondtheCheckbox.com!
    This show is proud to be a part of the Living Corporate network and to be produced by Earfluence.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Outstanding Discussion!

Jus listened to Jackie’s discussion with Bradley Schumann. Outstanding. Great perspectives about leading in a very diverse workforce. Thanks.

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Highly Applicable Business Insights

If you aspire to be a more inclusive leader and have a more inclusive workplace, this podcast will provide you with a variety of applicable business insights that you can put action behind.

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Don’t waste your time

I’d rather have a yeast infection than sit through this again

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