50 min

Moving Beyond Diversity With Jennifer Brown & Rohit Bhargava Leading With Empathy & Allyship

    • Business

In Episode 65, Melinda is joined by Jennifer Brown and Rohit Bhargava, the incredible authors of the book Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World. Jennifer and Rohit share their personal experiences and perspectives on creating a more inclusive world. They present key learnings from their book on storytelling, retail, and leadership, as well as their own educational moments they experienced while writing the book and how those moments helped them grow as allies.

About Jennifer


Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about building more inclusive workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned firm, Jennifer and her team design and execute inclusion strategies that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and nonprofits in the world. She is also the bestselling author of two books, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change (2017) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (2019), a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award and winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards' Business & Leadership category. She also recently co-authored a groundbreaking book on diversity, equity, and inclusion in society with thought leader and fellow bestselling author, Rohit Bhargava. The book, Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World will hit bookshelves on November 9, 2021. Jennifer’s podcast, The Will to Change, is downloaded by nearly 15,000 listeners per month, and she is a sought-after keynote speaker and expert for leading research institutions and business schools. She lives in New York City with her partner of over 20 years, Michelle.

About Rohit


Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is the #1 WSJ bestselling author of 8 books on marketing, trends, and how to create a more inclusive world including Non-Obvious Megatrends & Beyond Diversity. Rohit has been invited to keynote events in 32 countries around the world. He loves the Olympics, actively hates cauliflower, and is a proud dad of boys.

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For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for our monthly live event, visit https://ally.cc. 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
Project Manager: Emilie Maas
Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos
Marketing Communications Coordinator: Christina Swindlehurst Chan
Creative Director @ Podcast Rocket: Rob Scheerbarth

[Image description: Leading With Empathy & AllyShip promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of Jennifer Brown; a White cisgender woman with blonde wavy hair and royal blue blouse; Rohit Bhargava; an Indian-American male in his mid-40s
Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

In Episode 65, Melinda is joined by Jennifer Brown and Rohit Bhargava, the incredible authors of the book Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World. Jennifer and Rohit share their personal experiences and perspectives on creating a more inclusive world. They present key learnings from their book on storytelling, retail, and leadership, as well as their own educational moments they experienced while writing the book and how those moments helped them grow as allies.

About Jennifer


Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about building more inclusive workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned firm, Jennifer and her team design and execute inclusion strategies that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and nonprofits in the world. She is also the bestselling author of two books, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change (2017) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (2019), a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award and winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards' Business & Leadership category. She also recently co-authored a groundbreaking book on diversity, equity, and inclusion in society with thought leader and fellow bestselling author, Rohit Bhargava. The book, Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World will hit bookshelves on November 9, 2021. Jennifer’s podcast, The Will to Change, is downloaded by nearly 15,000 listeners per month, and she is a sought-after keynote speaker and expert for leading research institutions and business schools. She lives in New York City with her partner of over 20 years, Michelle.

About Rohit


Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is the #1 WSJ bestselling author of 8 books on marketing, trends, and how to create a more inclusive world including Non-Obvious Megatrends & Beyond Diversity. Rohit has been invited to keynote events in 32 countries around the world. He loves the Olympics, actively hates cauliflower, and is a proud dad of boys.

Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode!
For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for our monthly live event, visit https://ally.cc. 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
Project Manager: Emilie Maas
Finance & Operations: Renzo Santos
Marketing Communications Coordinator: Christina Swindlehurst Chan
Creative Director @ Podcast Rocket: Rob Scheerbarth

[Image description: Leading With Empathy & AllyShip promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of Jennifer Brown; a White cisgender woman with blonde wavy hair and royal blue blouse; Rohit Bhargava; an Indian-American male in his mid-40s
Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)

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