41 episodes

Welcome to Inclusion Catalyst, with your hosts Mickey Desai and Susan Cooper. We bring diversity leaders to the table to hear about current issues in diversity and inclusion, deconstructing complex social justice issues to showcase the best practices in our workplaces and our communities.

Inclusion Catalyst Mickey Desai & Susan Cooper

    • Society & Culture
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Welcome to Inclusion Catalyst, with your hosts Mickey Desai and Susan Cooper. We bring diversity leaders to the table to hear about current issues in diversity and inclusion, deconstructing complex social justice issues to showcase the best practices in our workplaces and our communities.

    DEI Global Fundamentals

    DEI Global Fundamentals

    We are excited to have Greg Gale, the creator of the DEI Global Fundamentals and Leading at Liberty Mutual, which ran for 5,000 US managers and 2,000 managers globally.

    For over 25 years, Gale has held DEI leadership positions in Fortune 100 companies and non-profit organizations and implemented DEI solutions throughout the US and globally. He is skilled at developing DEI strategy, coaching leaders to build inclusion skills and creating insightful and actionable group learning experiences.

    Greg continues to use his voice to break down barriers and authentically create inclusive environments for historically disadvantaged internal stakeholders at work. Today we are going to discuss the following:


    How Liberty Mutual implemented their DEI initiatives
    How to catalyze inclusive leadership at work
    How white men can use their voice for allyship

    Connect with Chuck H. Shelton at GreatheartConsulting.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/greatheartconsulting/

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    • 30 min
    How to Become and Advocate for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

    How to Become and Advocate for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

    Welcome to our discussion on being an advocate for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity. I am James Connor, Fractional CTO and Co-Founder of FlexibleSites. Join us as we talk with Lauren Tucker, Founder of Do What Matters and Garry Johnson, Founder of Bison Venture Partners.

    Be prepared to dive into the following:


    How we each became involved in DEI
    What does DEI mean to us
    How to respond to someone who says we hire for skill and talent rather than diversity
    What advice we have for DEI advocates

    Connect with Lauren at letsdowhatmatters.com.
    Connect with Garry at firstfounders.org.

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    • 52 min
    Navigating the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Work of BGCMA, with David Jernigan

    Navigating the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Work of BGCMA, with David Jernigan

    Shared from the Nonprofit SnapCast archives: David Jernigan is the President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA). For many companies and organizations, the past year has provoked critical conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and inspired many to take necessary steps to address systemic racism. While the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) has been advocating for racial equity for over 80 years, they too have been on their own DEI journey over the past year. With nearly 90% of BGCMA youth identifying as African American or Latinx and the large majority of BGCMA employees coming from racially diverse backgrounds, this past year has been a deeply introspective period for the organization. We talk at length about these things, learning that how BGCMA navigates this journey together matters and ultimately defines the organization that they will become.

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    • 20 min
    Disruptor In Residence, with Robert Baker

    Disruptor In Residence, with Robert Baker

    Today on the show, we’re excited to have Robert Baker, the CEO of Potentia Talent Consulting Limited. There, Rob advises several companies on their approach to the D&I market. Rob has over 4 decades of disrupting the work culture for the betterment of historically disadvantaged employees.

    Prior to starting Potentia Talent Consulting Limited, Rob was with Mercer as the Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for the International Region. Prior to that, Rob spent some 15 years as a Global Client Relationship Director, managing and developing several large multinational clients across all Mercer's lines of business and geographies.

    He has been appointed "Disruptor in Residence" in Diversity & Inclusion at EDHEC Business School. Rob is also a Non-Executive Director of Spktral, the pay gap analysis specialists. He is also a Director of Aspierations CIC, which aims to help people with Asperger Syndrome or high functioning autism achieve employment and develop fulfilling careers.

    Rob and I have had the chance to do some great disruptive work together, and today we are going to discuss the following:


    Comparing the equipping of men as allies in the United Kingdom and the United States.
    The important things men must do before seeking allyship
    White male privilege in corporate United Kingdom and work corporate leaders must do to create a fair, equal and inclusive environment.

    Connect with Chuck Hall Shelton at GreatheartConsulting.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/greatheartconsulting/

    Connect with Robert Baker at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-baker-he-him-347a645/?originalSubdomain=uk

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    • 35 min
    Deconstructing DEI for Companies

    Deconstructing DEI for Companies

    On today’s first episode of a four-part miniseries, Chuck Shelton of Greatheart Consulting speaks with Mita Mallick, a corporate change-maker and the current head of inclusion, equity, and impact at Carta. Mita is a top LinkedIn voice of 2020 and the proud co-host of the Brown Table Talk Podcast with Dee C. Marshall. In addition, she has led branding work with iconic products like AVEENO, AVON Color Cosmetics, Chapstick, and Dove.

    Mita and I have had the chance to do some great DEI work together, and today we are going to discuss the following:


    The corporate work culture and the need to create an inclusive environment
    Unconscious bias and how it affects people of color in the workplace
    Calls to actions for leaders to be true advocates not only at work, but also at home
    Deconstructing the biggest DEI challenges companies are facing

    Connect with Chuck Hall Shelton at GreatheartConsulting.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/greatheartconsulting/
     
    Join Mita Mallick and Dee C. Marshall at Brown Table Talk to listen to more stories and get practical advice on how women of color can go beyond just surviving and start thriving in their organizations.

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    • 35 min
    I Don't Need A Title To Go To Work

    I Don't Need A Title To Go To Work

    Mickey visits with former Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Kirsten Elise Dunn to talk briefly about the mayoral race, and freedom from candidacy. Kirsten will continue to work to heal the city. Find more about her upcoming FREE seminar for all business owners: Recession-Proof Your Business:

    https://kirstendunnformayor.com/events/

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    • 23 min

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