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Race is a topic many of us struggle to talk about at work, especially as corporate DEI enters its most controversial year yet. Porter Braswell (2045 Studio, Jopwell) and Channa Green (True Search) are on a mission to sit down with DEI champions at Fortune 500 companies and learn about what it takes to build inclusive organizations in today’s social climate.

The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts and guests.

Race at Work 2045 Studio / Porter Braswell

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

Race is a topic many of us struggle to talk about at work, especially as corporate DEI enters its most controversial year yet. Porter Braswell (2045 Studio, Jopwell) and Channa Green (True Search) are on a mission to sit down with DEI champions at Fortune 500 companies and learn about what it takes to build inclusive organizations in today’s social climate.

The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts and guests.

    JODIE AI’s Doug Melville: Harnessing the Inclusive Power of AI

    JODIE AI’s Doug Melville: Harnessing the Inclusive Power of AI

    While many are concerned about recent developments in artificial intelligence, Doug Melville, CEO of JODIE AI, talks with Channa about how his company is using the power of AI to create inclusive leaders who are prepared to navigate the complexities of today's changing workforce.
    Doug also reflects on his journey as a Chief Diversity Officer, and shares what he learned throughout his professional journey as he explored different roles and cultures.
     

    • 36 min
    McKinsey’s Camilo Becdach: The Need for Representation in Hollywood and Beyond

    McKinsey’s Camilo Becdach: The Need for Representation in Hollywood and Beyond

    Camilo Becdach, a partner at McKinsey and Company, sits down with Channa to talk about the importance of mentorship and supportive networks for diverse professionals who are at the beginning of their professional journeys.
    Camilo discusses his research exploring the underrepresentation of Latinos in Hollywood, both on-screen and in executive roles. 
    He also explains why it’s crucial for the film and television industry to take a data-driven approach, meet audiences where they are, and tell authentic stories.
     

    • 34 min
    Randstad’s Floss Aggrey: Correcting Organizational Imbalances

    Randstad’s Floss Aggrey: Correcting Organizational Imbalances

    Floss Aggrey, Randstad North America’s Chief Equity Diversity & Inclusion Officer, speaks with Channa about the importance of creating organizational cultures in which employees feel like they belong. Floss also shares the actions companies need to take in order to promote fairness and correct historical inequities in the workplace. 
    Later, she and Channa discuss the true meanings of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Floss emphasizes that the intent of DEI programs is not to exclude others, but to rectify imbalances and create workplaces where all employees can thrive.
     

    • 32 min
    Ogilvy NY's Samira Ansari: The Importance of Authentic Representation

    Ogilvy NY's Samira Ansari: The Importance of Authentic Representation

    Samira Ansari, Chief Creative Director at Ogilvy New York, talks about the changes she’s seen in the creative industry over the past 25 years when it comes to DEI. 
    Channa and Samira discuss how brands’ DEI efforts need to authentically represent culture when it comes to casting and hiring in order to be truly meaningful.
    Samira also shares how diversity in creative agencies is vital for making campaigns that resonate with today's audiences.
     

    • 33 min
    Comcast Cable’s Loren Hudson: Creating New Outcomes for Others

    Comcast Cable’s Loren Hudson: Creating New Outcomes for Others

    Loren Hudson, SVP and Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable,  sits down with Channa to discuss the importance of leaders who actively set their employees up for success. 
    Loren reflects on her experience as the first-ever Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Cable and shares how her role has impacted the company over the past few years. 
    She also explores how her career in DEI and HR was shaped by challenges she witnessed her father face as the only Black police officer in her hometown.
     

    • 37 min
    McCann’s Singleton Beato: The Evolution of DEI in the Workplace

    McCann’s Singleton Beato: The Evolution of DEI in the Workplace

    Singleton Beato, Global Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at McCann Worldgroup, sits down for a candid conversation with Channa to discuss how corporate America’s perspective on DEI has evolved. Singleton and Channa also reflect on the challenges and progress they experienced in 2020 as Black women and DEI leaders. Singleton explains why discussions about race at work are so important, despite some leaders and organizations shifting away from these dialogues. She also shares strategies for integrating equity and inclusion into every step of the creative process.
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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Top Caliber Speakers

Excellent 2024 season with top caliber speakers from leading corporate brands who are having real talk and providing actionable insights and inspiration. Special thanks to the 2045 Studio Team for delivering this.

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Simply Incredible

Finally, as a DEI professional, a podcast that speaks to the issues we face and problems we’re trying to solve. Wonderful job!

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