45 episodes

Join us each week for deep, real conversations about how we can all be more inclusive leaders in our workplaces and communities. In intimate conversations with advocates, activists, and allies, host Melinda Briana Epler provides a safe space to learn, build empathy for each other, and understand tangible actions we can all take. You can join us live too! https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries

Leading With Empathy & Allyship Melinda Briana Epler

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Join us each week for deep, real conversations about how we can all be more inclusive leaders in our workplaces and communities. In intimate conversations with advocates, activists, and allies, host Melinda Briana Epler provides a safe space to learn, build empathy for each other, and understand tangible actions we can all take. You can join us live too! https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries

    How To Address Ageism In The Workplace With Jeff Tidwell

    How To Address Ageism In The Workplace With Jeff Tidwell

    Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, and Jeff Tidwell, CEO & Co-Founder of Next For Me, explore the often overlooked topic of ageism at work, and share strategies for dealing with this type of discrimination - as the recipient or as a bystander.
    About Jeff
    Jeff Tidwell founded Next For Me as a new resource that connects and inspires our generation to evolve +50 life through new work, a new purpose, or a new social contribution. Jeff began his career with alternative newspapers and then moved online, where he has worked in Silicon Valley and New York overseeing online communities and user experiences for E*TRADE, WebMD, Oncology.com, MarketTools, Chirp Interactive, and many startups via his consulting practice prepop.
    Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode! 
    For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for a live recording, visit https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries There, you’ll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.
    Connect On Social
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalyst
    Twitter: twitter.com/changecatalysts
    Facebook: facebook.com/changecatalysts
    Instagram: instagram.com/techinclusion
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalysts

    Production Team
    Creator & Host: Melinda Briana Epler 
    Producer: Juliette Roy 
    Project Manager: Emilie Maas
    Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos 
    Director of Marketing: Ariyah April

    [Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of host Melinda Briana Epler, a White woman with red hair and glasses, and Jeff Tidwell, a White man with short hair, glasses, and white shirt.]
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    An Allyship Journey As A Straight, White Man With Jeremy Sussman

    An Allyship Journey As A Straight, White Man With Jeremy Sussman

    Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, and Jeremy Sussman, Senior Product Manager at Google, explore “An Allyship Journey As A Straight, White Man.” Jeremy shared why becoming an ally is so critical to seeing real improvements in diversity, equity, and inclusion at work, and the role of allies in ERGs to actively create change.
    About Jeremy
    Jeremy Sussman is a Senior Product Manager at Google, working on data privacy. He sits on the Steering Committee for the NY chapters of the Women's ERG and the Allyship ERG. He is actively involved in different mentorship programs in and outside the company. Prior to Google, Jeremy worked at the IBM Watson Research Center. He has a BA in Computer Science from Princeton and a PhD in Computer Science from UCSD. 
    Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode! 
    For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for a live recording, visit https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries There, you’ll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.
    Connect On Social
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalyst
    Twitter: twitter.com/changecatalysts
    Facebook: facebook.com/changecatalysts
    Instagram: instagram.com/techinclusion
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalysts

    Production Team
    Creator & Host: Melinda Briana Epler 
    Producer: Juliette Roy 
    Project Manager: Emilie Maas
    Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos 
    Data Analyst: Sally Moywaywa 
    Director of Marketing: Ariyah April

    [Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of host Melinda Briana Epler, a White woman with red hair and glasses, and Two Eagles Marcus, an Indigenous Native American man with glasses, black moustache, and salt-and-pepper beard.]
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

    Centering BIPOC Voices In Business & Social Justice With Two Eagles Marcus

    Centering BIPOC Voices In Business & Social Justice With Two Eagles Marcus

    Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, and Two Eagles Marcus, Founder of MPWRDX, talk about “Centering BIPOC Voices In Business & Social Justice.” They explore what it means to embrace your heritage, reimagine business and social justice to center Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Indigenous Native American experiences, and bridge our siloed communities through solidarity work. 
    About Two Eagles Marcus 
    Two Eagles Marcus is a Tiwa Puebloan Indigenous Native American, known also as the Red Willow people. MPWRDX Media Group (Pronounced Empowered X) centers, and amplifies the voices Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Indigenous Native Americans in business, and entrepreneurship; MPWRD Talent, a diverse job board and talent center that advances opportunities for Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Indigenous Native Americans professionals and students.
    Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode! 
    For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for a live recording, visit https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries There, you’ll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.
    Connect On Social
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalyst
    Twitter: twitter.com/changecatalysts
    Facebook: facebook.com/changecatalysts
    Instagram: instagram.com/techinclusion
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalysts

    Production Team
    Creator & Host: Melinda Briana Epler 
    Producer: Juliette Roy 
    Project Manager: Emilie Maas
    Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos 
    Data Analyst: Sally Moywaywa 
    Director of Marketing: Ariyah April

    [Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of host Melinda Briana Epler, a White woman with red hair and glasses, and Two Eagles Marcus, an Indigenous Native American man with glasses, black moustache, and salt-and-pepper beard.]
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

    Influencing Your Company To Address Racism With TDo

    Influencing Your Company To Address Racism With TDo

    Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, talks with TDo, Senior Solutions Engineer at Gladly, for “Influencing Your Company To Address Racism.” TDo describes her work to address racism and violence against the AAPI community in her workplace, as well as building coalitions, influencing leaders, and the role allies have in this work.
    About TDo
    TDo (Theresa Do) is a Sr. Solutions Engineer at Gladly based in San Francisco, CA. She has over 10+ yrs of pre-sales experience in SaaS based companies. Providing insight and offering consulting on how to deliver radically personal customer service is a long-held passion. TDo is well-versed in helping companies of all sizes - from start-ups that are building their name - all the way to established Fortune 100 brands.
    Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode! 
    For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for a live recording, visit https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries There, you’ll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.
    Connect On Social
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalyst
    Twitter: twitter.com/changecatalysts
    Facebook: facebook.com/changecatalysts
    Instagram: instagram.com/techinclusion
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalysts

    Production Team
    Creator & Host: Melinda Briana Epler 
    Producer: Juliette Roy 
    Project Manager: Emilie Maas
    Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos 
    Data Analyst: Sally Moywaywa 
    Director of Marketing: Ariyah April

    [Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of host Melinda Briana Epler, a White woman with red hair and glasses, and TDo, an Asian woman with short black hair and green shirt.]
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

    Expanding Anti-Racist Allyship With Sonja Gittens Ottley

    Expanding Anti-Racist Allyship With Sonja Gittens Ottley

    In this episode, Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, and Sonja Gittens Ottley, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Asana, talk about “Expanding Anti-Racist Allyship.” You’ll learn about anti-racism, strategies to expand our anti-racist allyship to address intersectionality and many forms of racism, and how this can help you can level up DEI efforts in your workplace.
    About Sonja
    Sonja Gittens Ottley is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Asana, where she’s responsible for crafting the company’s strategies for recruiting employees from underrepresented groups and creating an inclusive environment that allows people to thrive. Prior to her roles in diversity and inclusion at Asana and at Facebook, Sonja was global policy counsel for Yahoo’s Business & Human Rights Program. She is a native of Trinidad & Tobago.
    Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode! 
    For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for a live recording, visit https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries There, you’ll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.
    Connect On Social
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalyst
    Twitter: twitter.com/changecatalysts
    Facebook: facebook.com/changecatalysts
    Instagram: instagram.com/techinclusion
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalysts

    Production Team
    Creator & Host: Melinda Briana Epler 
    Producer: Juliette Roy 
    Project Manager: Emilie Maas
    Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos 
    Data Analyst: Sally Moywaywa 
    Director of Marketing: Ariyah April

    [Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of host Melinda Briana Epler, a White woman with red hair and glasses, and Sonja Gittens Ottley, a Black woman with black hair, glasses, and green shirt.]
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

    Designing For Intersectional Inclusion With Frieda McAlear

    Designing For Intersectional Inclusion With Frieda McAlear

    In this episode, Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, and Frieda McAlear, Senior Research Associate at the Kapor Center, talk about “Designing For Intersectional Inclusion.” Frieda described what we can do to redress the lack of Native American representation in Computer Science while applying an intersectional lens. She'll also share principles we can use in our workplaces and communities to improve inclusion.
    About Frieda
    Frieda McAlear is the Senior Research Associate, where she brings her skills as a social science researcher and her passion for working with and for marginalized and underrepresented communities, at the Kapor Center. She has nearly a decade of experience managing projects, developing evaluation and research methodology and building nonprofit technology capacity with socially progressive organizations in the Bay Area, Europe, and Southern Africa.
    Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode! 
    For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for a live recording, visit https://changecatalyst.co/allyshipseries There, you’ll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.
    Connect On Social
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalyst
    Twitter: twitter.com/changecatalysts
    Facebook: facebook.com/changecatalysts
    Instagram: instagram.com/techinclusion
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalysts

    Production Team
    Creator & Host: Melinda Briana Epler 
    Producer: Juliette Roy 
    Project Manager: Emilie Maas
    Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos 
    Data Analyst: Sally Moywaywa 
    Director of Marketing: Ariyah April
    [Image description: promo for Leading With Empathy & Allyship with Change Catalyst logo, photo of Frieda McAlear, a woman who is smiling with short hair, with the text reading “March 30, Designing For Intersectional Inclusion”]
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

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