Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important values in the workplace because they foster a work environment that is fair and inclusive. They also benefit employees by making them feel valued and appreciated. Studies have shown that workplaces with greater diversity, equity, and inclusion have lower turnover rates, better communication among employees, and stronger morale. In recent years, as the world becomes ever more interconnected, there seems to have been an increased focus on DE&I. In this episode, I talk with Wema Hoover, a DE&I champion.
Show your Support:
If you like what we're doing here on Still Talking Black, one of the best ways to support the show is by buying merch from our shop at StillTalkingBlack.com/Shop. We have all types of items including hoodies, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. Not only will you get a stylish piece of gear, but you will also be supporting the show and helping us continue to make great content. Every purchase helps. Thanks in advance.
About the Interviewee:
Wema Hoover has dedicated her career to being a culture change agent advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across global markets through a systems thinking approach driving organizational change and development in people, processes, and products. Her deep experience spans multinational enterprises such as Google, Pfizer, Sanofi, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and PwC, with a high degree of cultural awareness after living in Europe and working across the US, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. As a DE&I champion and thought leader, Wema served as a member of the Coqual (Center for Talent Innovation) Hidden Brain Drain Task Force and is a sought-after speaker on culture and DE&I topics for organizations including The Conference Board, Working Mother, and Diversity Best Practices. Wema holds a Master of Science in human resource management and a master’s-level certificate in organizational change management, both from New School University. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rutgers University and a certification as a global professional in human resources (GPHR).
Spotlight on Melanin:
I am still looking for new submissions for Spotlight on Melanin. Spotlight on Melanin is the part of the show where I like to spotlight a creator, influencer, artist, business owner, or activist of color. If you or someone you know would like a chance to be featured on Spotlight on Melanin, send us an email at Spotlight@StillTalkingBlack.com. Please include links to their social media and why you feel they should be spotlighted.
Host/Producer: Richard Dodds @Doddsism
Show Music: @IAmTheDjBlue
Support the show