On this podcast, we share diverse perspectives from leaders in their industry, and we get to hear what diversity means to them, why businesses should be focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and why D&I is not only the right thing to do, going beyond the checkbox is absolutely imperative to the growth of your company. Hosted by Jackie Ferguson, Certified Diversity Executive and Head of Content & Programming at The Diversity Movement. For more DEI content, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.
Eliminating Multicultural Marketing, with Nichelle Pace
Nichelle Pace has been producing high level marketing campaigns for 20+ years, pairing her client brands with artists such as The Roots, Sway, LL Cool J, John Legend, and Marlon Wayans. Today Nichelle talks about the challenge and responsibility of being a Black woman in advertising, eliminating the notion of multicultural marketing, and why mentorship is so important to her now.
How to be a better leader in a diverse workplace, with Dr Steve Yacovelli, "The Gay Leadership Dude"
Dr Steve Yacovelli, aka "The Gay Leadership Dude", literally wrote the book on leadership in a diverse workplace - "Pride Leadership: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Leader to be the King or Queen of Their Jungle". Today, Jackie and Steve talk about his experience leading multi-cultural teams on Disney Cruises, the Pulse Massacre and how that brought his hometown Orlando together, and the 5 layers of diversity.
It's OK to be Not OK at Work, with Alissa Carpenter
With a worldwide pandemic, divisive politics, social injustice, and even the stress of our everyday lives, the heaviness of it all can make it impossible to bring our whole selves to work. It's exhausting to put on a happy face on all the zoom calls. But according to Alissa Carpenter, Everything's Not OK and That's OK.
How to create a Transgender and Non-Binary inclusive culture, with Jake Rostovsky
In our DEI work, employers say they don't have access or experience with people from the trans community - so they simply avoid conversations as to not offend. But in doing that, it makes people feel excluded and unwelcomed. So what should companies do? We asked trans advocate Jake Rostovsky.
Invisible Illness at Work, with Chronically Capable's Hannah Olson
At 20, Hannah Olson was diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease. At 21, she graduated from Boston University and moved to DC for her first job. At 22, she was forced to leave her job because her employer didn't understand or accept her chronic condition that forced her to be hooked up to IVs 8 hours a day. Hannah knew she wasn't the only one - so she decided to fight back - by forming Chronically Capable.
If Diversity is our Strength, Inclusion is our Superpower
Michael Bach founded the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion in 2012 because he saw that there were minority groups who felt completely unrepresented, and they didn't know where to turn - so Michael created a place for them. Fast forward 9 years later, and the CCDI has 360 employer partners and over 2,000 clients. Find out why he says that diversity is our strength, but inclusion is our superpower.