43 min

The current state of D&I in corporate America with Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader at Merck, Celeste Warren Marketing Today with Alan Hart

    • Marketing

The state of diversity, equity, and inclusion has changed rapidly since the pandemic. Thankfully, Celeste Warren is here to help us understand how to navigate it. No matter if you're a C-Suit executive, a middle manager, or an individual employee she takes us through the important steps you can take to become a D&I ambassador and how it impacts the bottom line. 

In this episode, Alan and Celeste discuss how recent events have changed the way we think about D&I, as well as why having a good grasp on it is vital to connecting with your customers and retaining top talent.   

In this episode, you'll learn:  


How social and cultural factors shifted the importance and implementation of D&I practices   
Ways leaders and employees at every level can enact change  
Why understanding D&I is vital to successful marketing campaigns  

Key Highlights  


[04:10] Celeste’s path to D&I at Merck 
[10:00] What inspired Celest to write her new book 
[13:40] The current state of D&I in corporate America 
[18:15] The importance of C-Suite leaders taking accountability  
[20:30] The role of middle management  
[25:25] How can individuals be D&I ambassadors 
[29:15] Three easy steps to become an ambassador 
[33:35] Why understanding D&I is vital to successful marketing  
[38:10] How can organizations do social activism the right way 

Resources Mentioned:  


Celeste Warren  
Diversity & Inclusion at Merck  
How to Be a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador: Everyone’s Role in Helping All Feel Accepted, Engaged, and Valued   

Follow the podcast:  


Listen in iTunes (link: http://apple.co/2dbdAhV)  
Listen in Google Podcasts (link: http://bit.ly/2Rc2kVa)  
Listen in Spotify (Link: http://spoti.fi/2mCUGnC)  

Connect with the Guest:  


https://www.linkedin.com/in/celeste-warren-she-her-3728784/  
https://twitter.com/CRWDiversity 

Connect with Marketing Today and Alan Hart:  


Twitter Alan B Hart - http://twitter.com/abhart  
LinkedIn Alan  - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhart  
Twitter Marketing Today - http://twitter.com/themktgtoday  
Facebook Marketing Today - https://www.facebook.com/themktgtoday/  
LinkedIn Marketing Today - https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-today-with-alan-hart/  
Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/marketingtoday
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The state of diversity, equity, and inclusion has changed rapidly since the pandemic. Thankfully, Celeste Warren is here to help us understand how to navigate it. No matter if you're a C-Suit executive, a middle manager, or an individual employee she takes us through the important steps you can take to become a D&I ambassador and how it impacts the bottom line. 

In this episode, Alan and Celeste discuss how recent events have changed the way we think about D&I, as well as why having a good grasp on it is vital to connecting with your customers and retaining top talent.   

In this episode, you'll learn:  


How social and cultural factors shifted the importance and implementation of D&I practices   
Ways leaders and employees at every level can enact change  
Why understanding D&I is vital to successful marketing campaigns  

Key Highlights  


[04:10] Celeste’s path to D&I at Merck 
[10:00] What inspired Celest to write her new book 
[13:40] The current state of D&I in corporate America 
[18:15] The importance of C-Suite leaders taking accountability  
[20:30] The role of middle management  
[25:25] How can individuals be D&I ambassadors 
[29:15] Three easy steps to become an ambassador 
[33:35] Why understanding D&I is vital to successful marketing  
[38:10] How can organizations do social activism the right way 

Resources Mentioned:  


Celeste Warren  
Diversity & Inclusion at Merck  
How to Be a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador: Everyone’s Role in Helping All Feel Accepted, Engaged, and Valued   

Follow the podcast:  


Listen in iTunes (link: http://apple.co/2dbdAhV)  
Listen in Google Podcasts (link: http://bit.ly/2Rc2kVa)  
Listen in Spotify (Link: http://spoti.fi/2mCUGnC)  

Connect with the Guest:  


https://www.linkedin.com/in/celeste-warren-she-her-3728784/  
https://twitter.com/CRWDiversity 

Connect with Marketing Today and Alan Hart:  


Twitter Alan B Hart - http://twitter.com/abhart  
LinkedIn Alan  - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhart  
Twitter Marketing Today - http://twitter.com/themktgtoday  
Facebook Marketing Today - https://www.facebook.com/themktgtoday/  
LinkedIn Marketing Today - https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-today-with-alan-hart/  
Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/marketingtoday
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43 min