51 episodes

Introducing Liz and Shara affectionately known as the ”Aunties of Inclusion”. Liz and Shara have the ability to create familiarity and a sense of trust that lend itself to vulnerability. They are who you want to text, FaceTime or dare I say call when you need to process out loud. Don’t let the “auntie” term fool you, they are embracing where they are in their self-awareness and pushing forward diversity, equity and inclusion in their Corporate and consulting work. Join them as they explore valuing similarities, learning from differences, and tools to support with both.
This podcast is about growth, inclusion, and appreciating the humans around you. Engagement and discussion are critical to self-growth, and they won’t shy away from the tough stuff.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Introducing Liz and Shara affectionately known as the ”Aunties of Inclusion”. Liz and Shara have the ability to create familiarity and a sense of trust that lend itself to vulnerability. They are who you want to text, FaceTime or dare I say call when you need to process out loud. Don’t let the “auntie” term fool you, they are embracing where they are in their self-awareness and pushing forward diversity, equity and inclusion in their Corporate and consulting work. Join them as they explore valuing similarities, learning from differences, and tools to support with both.
This podcast is about growth, inclusion, and appreciating the humans around you. Engagement and discussion are critical to self-growth, and they won’t shy away from the tough stuff.

    What is your default?

    What is your default?

    Join The Aunties of Inclusion as we continue pushing forward diversity, inclusion, and equity through growth and learning.

    This week, Liz and Shara discuss how through a recent personal growth journey, Liz discovered that her default isn’t actually joy even though joy is one of her values. Joy seems to be an after thought after everything has worked out. Awareness of behaviors we carry is key to understanding why we react in certain situations. Join the conversation!

    What is your default?

    • 37 min
    Integrating Cultural Intelligence with Loren Rosario-Maldonado

    Integrating Cultural Intelligence with Loren Rosario-Maldonado

    Join The Aunties of Inclusion as we continue pushing forward diversity, inclusion, and equity through growth and learning.




    This week we are joined by Loren Rosario-Maldonado of Cultura where we talk about the importance of integrating cultural intelligence in all spaces. We also share the importance of having your community and taking care of you on a deep level. We need more warriors doing DEI and Culture work, but it takes self-love and community to do it.




    Loren Rosario-Maldonado, an acclaimed author and People Strategist, has dedicated over 25 years to leadership coaching, change management, and cultural intelligence. Her unique ability to create human-centered workplace experiences and build high-performing teams has transformed organizations and solidified her reputation as an industry trailblazer. Her latest book, Becoming the Change: The Power of Cultural Intelligence, is a testament to her commitment to fostering cultural diversity and personal growth.




    Now pursuing a Psy. D in Cross-Cultural Psychology, Loren’s expertise in navigating the multifaceted dimensions of cultural intelligence continues to guide leaders and readers alike, empowering them to make informed, impactful decisions in an increasingly interconnected world.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    End of Year Taking Care of You

    End of Year Taking Care of You

    Join The of Inclusion as we continue pushing forward diversity, inclusion, and equity through growth and learning.

    In this week’s episode, Liz and Shara catch up. Our listeners don’t typically get to hear our shenanigans when catching up so we decided to start recording them. Catch up with us as we talk about end of the year intentions and how burn out is real especially the last few weeks of the year. Let’s break the cycles of parent/caregiver burnout and start embracing you and your joy.

    • 55 min
    Passion and Pantsuit - How to pursue your passion and be in service with Sharayu Salunkhe

    Passion and Pantsuit - How to pursue your passion and be in service with Sharayu Salunkhe

    Join The of Inclusion as we continue pushing forward diversity, inclusion, and equity through growth and learning.

    Join us for a conversation with our guest Sharayu Salunkhe, the amazing host of the Sochu Podcast, who will share her on-going journey of self-discovery and her current milestone!

    Want to learn more about the Sochu Podcast?

    The Sochu Podcast is focused on finding multidimensional perspectives through the medium of storytelling. The podcast’s objective is to dismantle polarity by amplifying the intersectionality in people’s experiences. Topics we wish to explore include life experience, history, philosophy, political theory, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Unleashing Potential Through Leadership with Walt

    Unleashing Potential Through Leadership with Walt

    Join The of Inclusion as we continue pushing forward diversity, inclusion, and equity through growth and learning.

    In this episode with special guest Walt, we discuss unleashing potential through leadership and how it plays a critical role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fostering effective leadership. We explore how embracing diverse perspectives, creating equitable opportunities, and cultivating an inclusive environment can unlock the full potential of individuals and teams. We discuss how actively promoting DEI, emphasizes the power of inclusive leadership styles in driving innovation, collaboration, and organizational success. The episode offers actionable insights and real-life examples, showcasing the transformative impact of prioritizing DEI initiatives in leadership practices.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Latinas in Tech with guest Hady Mendez

    Latinas in Tech with guest Hady Mendez

    Join The of Inclusion as we continue pushing forward diversity, inclusion, and equity through growth and learning.

    This week, we are discussing the importance of increasing representation of Latinas in the tech industry with guest Hady Mendez.

    Hady is the founder and CEO of Boldly Speaking LLC, a company that aspires to expand the conversation around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Through her role as a speaker and facilitator, Hady encourages employees and
    leaders to play an active role in creating more inclusive workplaces.


    Hady previously served as Head of Equality for a major tech firm, held multiple customer-facing roles in high tech and financial services, served as a leader across various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), volunteered abroad with incarcerated
    and formerly incarcerated women, and served as Community School Director at an elementary school in the South Bronx.


    Hady’s additional advocacy work has her serving as a member of the NY Advisory Board at Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization based in the South Bronx. Hady also
    serves on the Board of Pan Peru USA, an organization whose mission is to empower low income women in rural Peru. In her free time, Hady is an amateur street art photographer.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hadymendez
    Instagram: @hadyontheweb

    • 1 hr 25 min

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