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.
DBTC Compilation: Best of Season 4
Season 5 is almost here, but we wanted to give you some highlights from season 4 of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox!
Diversity and Inclusion in Sports, with PGA of America's Sandy Cross
With 28,000 PGA professionals and over 2 million jobs in golf, PGA of America Chief People Officer Sandy Cross has a lot in her plate, and as she puts it, a "workforce diversification challenge," with a workforce that's "a little bit homogenous, from a demographic perspective." Sandy recognizes that "we have to evolve the composition of that workforce if they're going to attract Americans diverse consumer to play the game." How will the PGA of America accomplish this? Tune in to today's Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Podcast.
Personality tests and leading teams, with Tilt 365's Pam Boney
With different backgrounds, experiences, and personalities, how can we lead teams effectively?
In her first career, Pam Boney worked her way up in the hospitality industry and eventually became Senior Vice President of a large chain of hotels. Through the various personalities on her teams and in leadership, she started to notice that many in leadership didn’t have the tools to utilize their strengths and weaknesses to maximize the growth of their teams. So for her second career, Pam developed Tilt 365, a “wicked fast self-assessment with modern, relevant language to discover your most natural character strengths and not only what you do but why you do it.”
Vickie Gibbs on Promoting Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Vickie Gibbs is passionate about changing the way we look at entrepreneurship and venture capital. As a veteran of both, Vickie knows that "being an entrepreneur is not a solo sport" and creative cultures of inclusion from the ground up is imperative to the long-term success of startups.
Ally Up: Di Ciruolo's Guide to Building More Inclusive, Innovative, and Productive Teams
Having grown up in foster care, Di Ciruolo knows what it's like to feel left out. And she's made it her life's mission to foster inclusivity in the workplace. With her new book, Ally Up: The Definitive Guide to Building More Inclusive, Innovative, and Productive Teams, Di is hoping that people will get off the sidelines and into the DEI conversation.
Discovering Your Purpose with Charlene Wheeless
Charlene Wheeless is a recovering c-suite executive who is unapologetically authentic. When she started immersing herself in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversations, she heard so many excuses for why corporations were failing at DEI, including the "we have a pipeline issue" rationale. That wasn't going to fly with Charlene.
Listen and Learn
Beyond The Checkbox has a wonderful variety of topics and guests geared towards learning in the DEI space. The host Jackie does a wonderful job of creating a natural conversation with the guests. You wind up learning so much in such a short time from each guest. I recommend this podcast!
Great way to explore new perspectives!
I always walk away from these podcasts with a new perspective. The guests are always interesting and engaging!