9 episodes

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 Donald Thompson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and CEO of Walk West in Raleigh North Carolina. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox The Diversity Movement

    • Management
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

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 Donald Thompson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and CEO of Walk West in Raleigh North Carolina. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    Jackie Ferguson on Creating The Diversity Movement

    Jackie Ferguson on Creating The Diversity Movement

    Jackie Ferguson is the Director of Multicultural Programming at Walk West and instrumental to the development of The Diversity Movement. She comes on to talk about her path to leadership, the mission of The Diversity Movement, why it's so important to her personally, and what the Diversity Beyond the Checkbox course is all about.

    Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    • 35 min
    Ask a Straight Guy / Ask Two Queer Women of Color

    Ask a Straight Guy / Ask Two Queer Women of Color

    This is our second episode in our special “Ask a…” series - “Ask a Straight Guy and Ask Two Queer Women of Color”.

    In this series, we ask uncomfortable questions around all types of diversity and initiate courageous conversations that allow us to break down barriers and find aspects of connectivity as people. The straight guy is Jason Gillikin, CEO of Earfluence, and the two queer women of color are Adrienne Michelle and Brittany Glover from Intersections. In this episode we discuss pronouns, being in a safe space (or not) in the workplace, how the media portrayal of queer has progressed the conversation, and when children should be learning about gender identities.

    Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    • 47 min
    Danya Perry, Triangle DEI Alliance and the Raleigh Chamber

    Danya Perry, Triangle DEI Alliance and the Raleigh Chamber

    Danya Perry from the Raleigh Chamber and the Triangle Diversity Equity and Inclusion Alliance is such an inspiration and powerful force for Diversity and Inclusion in the Triangle community. And today we talk about what he’s doing at the Alliance, what individuals and businesses can do to make an impact in the community as well, courageous conversations, and why sometimes just listening to one another can be so powerful.

    Danya is making a difference, and hopefully this episode can be a small part of amplifying his message.

    Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    • 43 min
    Ask a Black Guy / Ask a White Guy

    Ask a Black Guy / Ask a White Guy

    Today we ask uncomfortable questions around all types of diversity and initiate courageous conversations that allow us to break down barriers and find aspects of connectivity as people. It’s our first episode in our “Ask a” series, where we ask some uncomfortable questions about race, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle, and more. And today we have “Ask a Black Guy (Donald Thompson, CEO of Walk West) and Ask a White Guy (Grant Williard, CEO of JouleBug)”. And this episode will make you laugh, will make you think, and you might even squirm in your seat a little bit too.

    Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    • 44 min
    John Samuel, President of LCI Tech, on the Diversity You Can't See

    John Samuel, President of LCI Tech, on the Diversity You Can't See

    Most of the time when we talk about diversity, we think race, gender, and sexual orientation. But diversity goes way beyond the obvious. There’s diversity of thinking, diversity of backgrounds, diversity of current situation, diversity of ability or disability. I brought John Samuel on the show today to talk about diversity and inclusion on some of those things that aren’t quite so obvious. John is an amazing individual, president of LCI Tech, immigrant from India...who happens to be blind.

    Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is hosted by Donald Thompson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and CEO of Walk West in Raleigh North Carolina. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    • 29 min
    Delisha Hinton and Bri Hart, NC State University

    Delisha Hinton and Bri Hart, NC State University

    On the show today, we have two young professionals from NC State University who are focused on Diversity and Inclusion for the staff, its students, and for the students’ prospective employers. You'll hear how employers can attract - and KEEP - the best talent, the concept of "Fight, Flight, or Flow" when faced with an aggression, and how to get started with a diversity and inclusion program.

    Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is hosted by Donald Thompson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and CEO of Walk West in Raleigh North Carolina. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.

    • 33 min

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