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The Inclusive Collective podcast is a conversation with and for those who seek to understand the complexities around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the business world. We’ll celebrate the essence of an industry and share the perspectives of those who advocate for change. Our invited guests, consisting of leaders, teams and experts in various industries, will share their perspectives of how they strive to implement inclusive workplaces within the business world, cultures, and everyday interpersonal interactions. Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley. Produced by Rifelion Media.

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The Inclusive Collective podcast is a conversation with and for those who seek to understand the complexities around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the business world. We’ll celebrate the essence of an industry and share the perspectives of those who advocate for change. Our invited guests, consisting of leaders, teams and experts in various industries, will share their perspectives of how they strive to implement inclusive workplaces within the business world, cultures, and everyday interpersonal interactions. Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley. Produced by Rifelion Media.

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    Congress Quits DEI, a Census Race Change, and Guest Lina Cañon of Nur Group

    Congress Quits DEI, a Census Race Change, and Guest Lina Cañon of Nur Group

    Lina Cañon of Nur Group joins Nadia and Rob to talk about the lack of lived experience in non-profit leadership, gaps in philanthropy and venture capital systems, and why we all need to get together (in person) in community to solve societal problems. Also, Nadia and Rob discuss Congress shutting down a DEI office and changes to how the US Census collects race data. Later, Rob rants about SHRM endorsing an anti-DEI politician and Nadia raves about all of the great things happening in women's college basketball.

    Learn more about the articles mentioned:

    Congressional staff are still not representative of the people they serve — so why did Congress close its Office of Diversity and Inclusion? | The Hill | https://thehill.com/opinion/congress-blog/4567773-our-lawmakers-are-still-not-representative-of-the-people-they-serve-so-why-did-congress-close-its-office-of-diversity-and-inclusion/

    US government changing how it asks about people’s race and ethnicity | 7NEWS | https://whdh.com/news/us-government-changing-how-it-asks-about-peoples-race-and-ethnicity/

    Hijab-wearing players in women’s NCAA Tournament hope to inspire others | Western Mass News | https://www.westernmassnews.com/2024/04/01/hijab-wearing-players-womens-ncaa-tournament-hope-inspire-others/


    Learn more about Nur Group: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-nur-group/people/
    Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley.
    To learn more about Ramadan America visit https://www.ramadanamerica.com/
    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Contact us: inclusivecollective@rifelion.com
    Find episode transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nqh7hCZOp7EQc6SekaYmT2QHqCvjsYdH?usp=sharing
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    • 48 min
    Ramadan America Film Debut Recap and Biden Pushes Disability Care

    Ramadan America Film Debut Recap and Biden Pushes Disability Care

    Rob interviews Nadia about her experience attending the "Ramadan America" film debut. Nadia then discusses the Biden push for disability care expansion and Rob talks about American workers' rights to disconnect from their devices after work hours. Later, they rant about Iowa going backward on gender parity in government and rave about Dermatologists' pushback against anti-DEI pushback.

    Learn more about the articles mentioned:

    In the US, companies may lead the ‘right to disconnect’ movement, leaders say | HR Drive | https://www.hrdive.com/news/us-companies-right-to-disconnect-movement/

    Biden Calls For Investment In Disability Services | Disability Scoop | https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2024/03/12/biden-calls-for-investment-in-disability-services/30778/

    Iowa poised to end gender parity rule for governing bodies as diversity policies targeted nationwide | Independent | https://www.independent.co.uk/news/iowa-ap-des-moines-supreme-court-republican-b2508850.html


    Find or book a screening of Ramadan America here: https://www.ramadanamerica.com/screenings
    Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley.
    To learn more about Ramadan America visit https://www.ramadanamerica.com/
    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Contact us: inclusivecollective@rifelion.com
    Find episode transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nqh7hCZOp7EQc6SekaYmT2QHqCvjsYdH?usp=sharing
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    • 30 min
    Johns Hopkins Gets Privilege Wrong and Guest Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

    Johns Hopkins Gets Privilege Wrong and Guest Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

    Executive Director of CAIR Massachusetts, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud joins Nadia and Rob to talk about how to make the most of Ramadan accommodations requests, where discrimination and harassment is growing, and how to remind ourselves that we deserve joy. Also, Nadia and Rob are embarrassed for Johns Hopkins Medical's repudiation of their DEI leader's definition of privilege and Goldman comes up short on women's progress in leadership posts. Finally, Rob rants about the irony of the TikTok forced sale and Nadia commends a new astronaut.
    Learn more about the articles mentioned:

    Controversy over ‘privilege’ leads to resignation of DEI chief at Johns Hopkins | The Baltimore Banner | https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/education/higher-education/dei-johns-hopkins-debate-sherita-golden-4LRGALTF2RAEVOYNHGL6QLEWIY/

    Women Aren’t Getting the Big Jobs at Goldman Sachs, and They’re Heading for the Exits | The Wall Street Journal | https://www.wsj.com/finance/investing/goldman-sachs-women-big-jobs-leaving-09112f6a?st=yycztg44m6f20tm&reflink=article_imessage_share


    Learn more about CAIR Massachusetts: https://www.cairma.org/
    Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley.
    To learn more about Ramadan America visit https://www.ramadanamerica.com/
    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Contact us: inclusivecollective@rifelion.com
    Find episode transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nqh7hCZOp7EQc6SekaYmT2QHqCvjsYdH?usp=sharing
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    • 45 min
    Real Courage from The North Face and Workplace Culture Expert Angela R. Howard

    Real Courage from The North Face and Workplace Culture Expert Angela R. Howard

    Nadia and Rob get wonky with labor rules for gig workers and get jealous about a great idea from The North Face. Then, Rob hosts Call For Culture CEO Angela R. Howard to talk about how companies can look outside of themselves to see what is coming in workplace culture and how HR should be thinking about its role in cultural transformation. Then, Nadia rants about companies pulling back on paying for employees' weight loss drugs and Rob raves about Wolverine's "Woman-made" campaign.
    Learn more about the articles mentioned:

    Businesses escalate fight against Biden rule on gig worker pay | The Washington Post | https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/03/05/gig-workers-pay-rules-lawsuit/

    Gen Z-approved clothing giant The North Face is offering customers 20% off if they take a racial inclusion course | Yahoo! Finance | https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gen-z-approved-clothing-giant-121449507.html

    Wolverine works to put ‘woman-made’ in the dictionary | Marketing Dive | https://www.marketingdive.com/news/wolverine-woman-made-campaign-inclusive-purpose-campaign/709158/


    Learn more about Call for Culture https://callforculture.com/
    Connect with Angela R. Howard on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelarhowardconsulting/

    Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley.
    To learn more about Ramadan America visit https://www.ramadanamerica.com/
    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Contact us: inclusivecollective@rifelion.com
    Find episode transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nqh7hCZOp7EQc6SekaYmT2QHqCvjsYdH?usp=sharing
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    • 37 min
    Gemini's Black Vikings and Dermatology's DEI Squabble with Nadia and Rob

    Gemini's Black Vikings and Dermatology's DEI Squabble with Nadia and Rob

    Nadia and Rob zoom in on a strange anti-DEI resolution from dermatologists and discuss Google's Gemini AI's racially inaccurate depiction of historical events. Then, an Alabama mayor suggests Black athletes bypass the state over anti-DEI bill. 'Tide and Chanel's CEO is named a Time Woman of the Year. Finally, Nadia calls out all the heavy stuff going on in the world and Rob celebrates a big time score for an African music label.
    Learn more about the articles mentioned:

    Inside the DEI Battle in Dermatology | Allure | https://www.allure.com/story/american-academy-of-dermatology-dei-resolution#:~:text=Concern%20regarding%20diversity%20in%20dermatology,treatment%20of%20skin%20of%20color.

    Google says its AI image-generator would sometimes 'overcompensate' for diversity | ABC News | https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/google-ai-image-generator-overcompensate-race-107503865?tpcc=NL_Marketing

    Mayor Of Birmingham Says Black Athletes Should Leave Alabama If Anti-DEI Bill Passes | ESSENCE | https://www.essence.com/news/birmingham-mayor-says-black-athletes-should-leave-if-anti-dei-bill-passes/

    Chanel CEO Leena Nair Is Testing a World Run by Women | TIME | https://time.com/collection/women-of-the-year/6691525/leena-nair/

    Universal Music Group Buys Majority Stake in Nigerian Label Mavin Global | Billboard | https://www.billboard.com/business/record-labels/mavin-global-sale-umg-buys-majority-stake-rema-afrobeats-label-1235614824/


    Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley.
    To learn more about Ramadan America visit https://www.ramadanamerica.com/
    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Contact us: inclusivecollective@rifelion.com
    Find episode transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nqh7hCZOp7EQc6SekaYmT2QHqCvjsYdH?usp=sharing
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    • 22 min
    More DEI Pushback in Tech, More Funding for Diverse Founders, and Republicans Find Success With Diversity

    More DEI Pushback in Tech, More Funding for Diverse Founders, and Republicans Find Success With Diversity

    Nadia and Rob break down the latest tech DEI layoffs and a Supreme Court (lack of a) ruling that may signal a path forward in education and for companies. Then, they discuss a big deal for underrepresented founders and reveal a new entrant in the fight for greater diversity. Finally, Rob rants about the impact lawsuits have had on the Fearless Fund and Nadia gives us a preview of the upcoming Rifelion film, Ramadan America.
    Learn more about the articles mentioned:

    As DEI gets more divisive, companies are ditching their teams | The Washington Post | https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/20/corporate-diversity-job-cuts/

    US supreme court will not hear case on education diversity policies | The Guardian | https://www.theguardian.com/law/2024/feb/20/us-supreme-cpurt-education-diversity-appeal-virginia

    Paul Judge And Marcelo Claure Are Raising $200M For Their Open Opportunity Fund For Diverse Startups | POCIT | https://peopleofcolorintech.com/articles/paul-judge-and-marcelo-claure-launch-200m-open-opportunity-fund-for-diverse-startups/

    Republicans work to recruit female and minority candidates even as they criticize diversity programs | NBC News | https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/republicans-critical-dei-recruit-female-minority-candidates-rcna138407

    'It All Fell Apart': Fearless Fund Founder on Impact of DEI Lawsuits | INC. | https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/it-all-fell-apart-fearless-fund-founder-on-impact-of-dei-lawsuits.html

    Groundbreaking Film “Ramadan America” to Premiere at SXSW | Fann | https://www.createfann.com/groundbreaking-film-ramadan-america-to-premiere-at-sxsw/


    Hosted by Nadia Butt and Rob Hadley.
    To learn more about Ramadan America visit https://www.ramadanamerica.com/
    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Contact us: inclusivecollective@rifelion.com
    Find episode transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nqh7hCZOp7EQc6SekaYmT2QHqCvjsYdH?usp=sharing
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Draco2002 ,

Had a wonderful time!

Thank you Nadia and Rob for having me on your show. Loved our conversation and thank you for making me feel so welcomed. I look forward to listening to you both again and hearing stories from other guests.

nana1235866 ,

Rob and Nadia keep it real

I enjoy this podcast. It keeps me updated on DEI happenings. The hosts are funny and have a great rapport!!

Jay;0) ,

Excellent podcast!

Rob and Nadia are the perfect host combination. It’s great to learn about important DEI issues while also enjoying the light-hearted conversation between two friends. Well done!

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