The Inclusion Works podcast explores the secrets of building inclusive culture at work and in the community. We’ll be joined by leaders, experts and activists all working to bring fresh thinking to the inclusion debate. We’ll be asking those all-important questions to find out more about them, their work and how they make inclusion work.
If you’re interested in driving change, accelerating diversity or simply finding ways to be more inclusive every day, then join us for Inclusion Works. Because diversity is just half of the battle.
62. ‘DEI is harder than rocket science’ with Ripa Rashid from Cowen
In this week’s episode, we speak to Ripa Rashid, Managing Director and Head of Inclusion and Diversity at the investment bank Cowen. Ripa is a well-known figure in the DEI world and has been a part of it even before inclusion was a standard word in the vocabulary. Ripa shares how she uses the head, heart, and hand mechanism to understand how human behavior drives change. Why DEI can actually be harder than rocket science as the metrics designed to understand human behavior are so much harder to predict. As well as diving into the financial world and how she is creating a more inclusive culture at Cowen.
Follow Ripa on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/riparashid/
61. Creating an authentically inclusive workplace with Sandy Cross from The PGA of America
In this week’s episode, we speak to Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer at The PGA of America. Sandy speaks to us about the history of The PGA of America and how they’re taking ownership to create a more inclusive environment. She also tells us how they’re looking at the operations of the business through the inclusion lens as well as celebrating micro-moments of inclusion to create real sustainable meaningful change over time.
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60. Embracing ERGs and generational differences with Patrick Colvin from Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
In this week's episode, we speak to Patrick Colvin, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Americas at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. Patrick shares his insights on the positives of ERGs and what to watch out for, including providing proper governance to stop ERGs from becoming Siloed. As well as touching on the importance of recognizing and embracing generational differences at work.
Follow Patrick on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-colvin-m-s-ed-phr-shrm-cp-06917867/
59. Attracting and hiring in the tech industry with Franklin Reed from TEKsystems
In this week's episode, we speak to Franklin Reed, Executive Director of Inclusion and Diversity at TEKsystems. Franklin talks to us about inclusion in the tech industry and the barriers to attracting and hiring talent. He shares his advice on how we need to reimagine the hiring process to match the innovation and drive of the tech industry. Franklin also talks to us about his thoughts on bringing in diverse cohorts to help people feel like they’re not ‘the only and lonely’ in organizations and using the cohorts to reinforce a sense of belonging.
Connect with Franklin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklinreed/
58. ‘Managers talk strategy, leaders tell stories’: The importance of using stories with René Carayol MBE
In this episode, we speak to René Carayol MBE, a leading executive coach, author, public speaker, and broadcaster. René shares the importance of storytelling in understanding the lived experiences of others, sharing some of the stories that helped shape his path. As well as sharing how DEI leaders should focus on emotive stories to influence and persuade executives and to grab their attention to get them on board with your DEI strategies.
Find out more about René’ and his work: https://carayol.com/
Follow René on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/renecarayol/
Follow René on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renecarayol/?hl=en
57. How to be a ‘corporate activist’ and expand the language of DEI with Jiquanda Nelson from Concentrix
In this episode, we speak to Jiquanda Nelson, Senior Director of Global Community and Culture at Concentrix. Jiquanda describes herself as a ‘corporate activist’ and shares the ways she is being intentional about the change she makes, including expanding the language of DEI to represent everyone and building a development program focused on underrepresented groups built around sponsorship, equity, and belonging.
Follow Jiquanda here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jiquandanelson/
Follow Jiquanda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/just_jiquanda?lang=en
Great for leaders paying attention to D&I
Really interesting interviews, changed my perspective on multiple issues.
A Podcast We've Been NEEDING
This is a podcast that NEEDS to be out in the world! I love the personal perspective each episode provides. Creating an inclusive culture is such an important topic and it's definitely a topic I'm continuing to research.
D&I More than Buzzwords
Hive Learning has ensured that D&I is far more than just a set of corporate buzzwords, but something that truly drives and shapes your business. Being on the production team for the show, it's been a lot of fun to see this one take shape