Hosted by Angela Hood and powered by ThisWay® Global, Diversity Cafe is a podcast focused on the challenges and opportunities that diversity brings to any organization. Diversity Cafe hosts industry experts in the field of recruiting, diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the globe thanks to being powered by ThisWay Global!
Ep. 11: Torin Ellis, Diversity Strategist
Great Resignation, Big Quit, Great Reshuffle.
Yeah yeah, we know, now what?
Now with its own official Wiki page, The Great Resignation continues to wreak havoc on the talent acquisition industry, and COVID continues to be a factor as we near the end of 2022. But what are companies actually doing to counter employee attrition?
Joining Angela and Torin Ellis for a third discussion. Torin leads a progressive boutique with a laser like focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategy and risk mitigation. He embraces a collaborative approach built on transparency, actionable strategy, and rigorous performance monitoring.
Ep. 10: Cary Sparrow, Greenwich.hr
Cary Sparrow is a business leader and engineer who has thrived throughout his career with his entrepreneurial approach and keen eye for innovation opportunities. He founded Greenwich.HR in 2015 with a vision of bringing transparency to the labor market.
Prior to founding Greenwich.HR, Cary served as a Vice President at Cargill, the largest privately-held company in the US, with over 65 businesses across nearly 70 countries. At Cargill, Cary was responsible for upgrading the global workforce management infrastructure, including all related technology, processes, data, and organization structures.
Prior to Cargill, Cary was a Principal and Global Practice Leader at Willis Towers Watson (then Towers Perrin). Cary is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an officer on nuclear fast attack submarines.
Cary has a master in management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in finance and strategy. He also has a masters degree in industrial and systems engineering, with research in artificial intelligence and neural network control systems. His bachelors degree is in computer and systems engineering.
Ep. 9: Patrick Sheahan, Circa
As CEO, Patrick Sheahan is focused on one thing: positioning Circa as the catalyst for companies to build high-performing diverse teams. To execute this vision, he has pivoted the company from a legacy job board to an innovative sales and marketing led SaaS-based technology company that will provide tools for organizations to radically approach their talent acquisition and compliance management.
Prior to joining Circa, formerly LocalJobNetwork, Patrick was CEO of OnCourse Learning where he established a new standard of technology and delivery of best-in-class online education brands, products and services.
Patrick’s experience is a powerful mix of proven corporate leadership and high-level consulting. He has held numerous business-unit leadership positions at Dover Corporation, including CFO of Performance Motorsports, Inc. and General Manager of their Wiseco Performance Products subsidiary. Before Dover, Patrick worked for KPMG. Patrick is a CPA and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Outside of work, Patrick is a lacrosse and hockey parent to his two children and enjoys the outdoors, whether it be skiing, golfing, a day on the water or chasing his two Labradors.
Ep. 8: Torin Ellis, Diversity Strategist
Joining Angela for another discussion on Diversity Cafe is Torin Ellis. Torin leads a progressive boutique with a laser like focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategy and risk mitigation. He embraces a collaborative approach built on transparency, actionable strategy, and rigorous performance monitoring. Join Torin and Angela as they work through the harsh reality on how companies are not living up to their 2020 commitments to support DE&I and racial injustices, and why so many of them are failing to deliver on those promises.
Ep. 7: Cindy Jordan, Pyx Health
Cindy Jordan is a brilliant and boundless leader. Her eclectic professional experience has aligned her work life with her deep care for the well-being of others, culminating in the launch of Pyx Health in 2018, the first loneliness solution solely focused on helping the most vulnerable. After witnessing a family member’s mental health crisis, Cindy co-founded Pyx Health with Anne Jordan in 2018. As the CEO, Cindy continues to fuel innovation and growth. Finding a near perfect balance of technology and compassionate human intervention, she leads the company on its mission to effectively address the health crisis of loneliness and social isolation.
Ep. 6: Rachel Hailey, DEI Outdoors
Rachel is the Founder/Transformationalist at DEI Outdoors, a firm which deals directly with the outdoor industry to foster DEI in organizations. Her main objective is to transform the outdoor industry into a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible space. Rachel is committed to creating an industry where anyone can experience, thrive, and lead in the out of doors no matter their circumstances, and has a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. She has served and inspired organizations in the creation of actionable systems aligned with creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces. She is a frequent writer for industry publications like Adventure Park Insider and Ski Area Magazine, and has given talks on DEI & Social Justice on international platforms. Outside of her endeavor to bridge the gap between racial and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and social justice, Rachel can be found searching for magical creatures in the woods with her daughter and German Shepherd.