33 episodes

When it comes to diversity, good intentions are only the beginning.

Join Bethaney Wilkinson as she explores the gap between good intentions and good impact as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity. On The Diversity Gap podcast, we'll be learning from thought leaders, authors, creatives and more about the diversity gaps in society and culture. Our goal is to discover promising practices for closing diversity gaps in our everyday lives and work!

The Diversity Gap Bethaney Wilkinson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 108 Ratings

When it comes to diversity, good intentions are only the beginning.

Join Bethaney Wilkinson as she explores the gap between good intentions and good impact as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity. On The Diversity Gap podcast, we'll be learning from thought leaders, authors, creatives and more about the diversity gaps in society and culture. Our goal is to discover promising practices for closing diversity gaps in our everyday lives and work!

    Season Two Finale - Bethaney Takes the Mic

    Season Two Finale - Bethaney Takes the Mic

    For the final episode of season two of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney takes the mic and shares a few reflections on this season of the podcast and this current cultural moment. Thanks for listening and for being a part of this community. We look forward to being with you for season three in the future!

    • 15 min
    Necessary Replay: How to be the Change You Want to See at Work w/ Stephanie Ghoston Paul

    Necessary Replay: How to be the Change You Want to See at Work w/ Stephanie Ghoston Paul

    In this episode of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney talks with coach and consultant Stephanie Ghoston Paul. Stephanie works at the intersection of leadership development and organizational change, with an emphasis on empowering black women to become the most free versions of themselves. In this rich conversation, Stephanie connects the dots between the personal work and collective work required to shift a culture. She also invites us to imagine a new and emergent future where power is shared more equitably and where marginalized folks are thriving.

    Stephanie Ghoston Paul is an internationally recognized speaker, facilitator, organizational development consultant, coach and recovering lawyer. She brings over 15 years of experience in advancing equity, fostering inclusive leadership, and sparking systems transformation using racial justice and healing frameworks.

    Stephanie's unique approach skillfully and wholeheartedly combines her sharp legal mind, problem solving skills, and love of people to powerfully serve clients and challenge existing systems. She has coached leaders and staff in the nonprofit, for-profit, education, foundation and public sectors to integrate equity and inclusion into the core identities of those organizations. She is well versed in assessing organizational culture, tool building, and strategic coaching for equity.
    www.stephanieghoston.com
    @cultivatedsense on Instagram

    • 43 min
    Building Equity from the Ground Up with Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson

    Building Equity from the Ground Up with Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson

    In this incredible conversation, Bethaney interviews Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, the Founder and CEO of Disruptive Equity Education Project, or DEEP. Bethaney and Darnisa talk about contextualizing our racial identities, the journey from diversity to equity, how leaders adequately build towards a more equitable future, and about the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly equitable social enterprise.
    Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson is an educational and racial equity strategist that is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and adult development. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante-Jackson has honed her knowledge of culture and adult development to transform organizational and school cultures on issues of equity; change management and re-design. Dr. Amante-Jackson currently serves as the CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and as system level leadership lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

    • 54 min
    Mobilizing Diversity as a Resource to Your Company w/ Yai Vargas

    Mobilizing Diversity as a Resource to Your Company w/ Yai Vargas

    Listen in on this conversation between Bethaney and Yai Vargas! Yai Vargas is a multicultural marketing and communications expert, as well as the founder of The Latinistas. In this conversation, Bethaney and Yai talk about marketing, about employee resource groups, and about supporting women in their careers.

    As a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building marketing strategies and community engagement programs, Yai spearheads opportunities for Fortune 100 corporations seeking to develop connections with focused communities.

    She is passionate about sharing her industry knowledge, as a public speaker, on various topics such as executive presence, personal branding, LinkedIn and Latina leaders in the workplace. Yai’s extensive corporate and agency experience in diversity, public relations and multicultural communications have allowed her to add tremendous value to the automotive, sports, non-profit, health and financial services sectors.

    • 32 min
    Creative Leadership and Building Our Capacity for Compassion with Vera Leung

    Creative Leadership and Building Our Capacity for Compassion with Vera Leung

    In this episode of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney talks to Vera Leung, the Creative Director at International Justice Mission (IJM). As a creative director, she is passionate about creating social change through inspired people, powerful stories, and compelling design. IJM is a global organization partnering with local justice systems to end violence against people living in poverty. In her role at IJM, Vera leads the North American creative team, tasked with telling stories of injustice while mobilizing people to act. In our conversation, we talk about leading a creative team, building our muscles of compassion, and about telling difficult stories in ways that invite people to connect and linger, even when it’s tough.

    • 35 min
    Scaling Diversity Across a National Organization with Tom Lin

    Scaling Diversity Across a National Organization with Tom Lin

    In this conversation, Bethaney interviews the current president of Intervarsity Christan Fellowship, Tom Lin. Tom has many years experience as an executive level leader in organizations. He is currently on the board of Fuller Theological Seminary and has served on the boards of many other influential organizations. He is an author and contributor to many publications, and he has spent his life in service to a purpose much bigger than himself. In this conversation, we talk about diversity strategy for large, national organizations. We talk about leadership capacity in the midst of difficult times. We also discuss the importance of learning from cultures and communities outside of the United States.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

ashlyn_change ,

Fabulous guests and meaningful topics!

Thank you Bethaney for your voice, your thoughtful questions, and your focus on equity, justice and action! I am so grateful for this honest, impactful resource.

Jbaxjohnson ,

Thanks for thoughtfully educating me!

My daughter who TA’s American Heritage at BYU suggested this podcast and I am loving the insight into myself and into the systems that oppress in so many ways that I didn’t readily see. Thanks for helping me see life through a new paradigm. And even more thanks for being vulnerable and sharing your trauma so that I can learn how to talk to my family and friends in a way that will open their eyes and hearts to being educated so we can all interact a more compassionate and inclusive ways

CreamyMac ,

Challenging

As an African American woman, I have always been aware of my race. This podcast is intentional, thoughtful, and insightful. It has challenged my own thinking and cultural awareness. Every episode is a great listen!

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