The Diversity Intersection podcast focus is to look at diversity through the lens of multiple intersections that are impacting inclusion and diversity. Intersectionality is not just one thing or one group; it’s multi-dimensional issues about race, class, gender, gender identity, workforce diversity, and supplier diversity. We will explore all of these intersections and many other topics where systemic change can have an impact. We believe racial injustice is occurring in our world today and there’s nothing left to do but, take action through education, outreach, and awareness.
To take on these challenges means being a conduit for implementing systematic changes to address racial inequalities and injustices.
An Up and Coming African American Entertainment Executive
We sat down with Xavier Byers, Netflix’ Production Finance Executive. Xavier shares with us his journey in the entertainment industry from his summer internship at Turner Broadcasting to his work at Warner Bros. and now his role at Netflix. Xavier continues to have that lead executive in the entertainment industry in mind while helping people of color along
the way via his diversity, equity and inclusion focus.
An Artist and DEI Advocate - Focused on Highlighting Artist Inclusivity and Making a Difference at the Ad Council
We sat down with Jo-Jo Jones (She/Her) to catch up on her efforts as the Ad Council’s New Director of DEI&B and founder/owner of BLAC which is a platform curating Black artists’ work, exploring intentional storytelling through multimedia, and inspiring self-empowerment. Join us for this great discussion as we learn more about Jo-Jo and BLAC.
An Interview with Dr. D’Wayne Edwards, CEO Pensole and Founder of 1st design focused HBCU.
The Diversity Intersection Podcast is back for a new season with Dr. D'Wayne Edwards, founder of 1st design focused HBCU, Pensole Lewis College of Business. The first African American designer for the Jordan Brand, he has over 50 design patents, and too many international awards to list. One of six designers ever to design an Air Jordan (21 and 22) in its 1st 23-year history. With over 30+ year career, Edwards has designed shoes at the highest level for today's premiere athletes and teams, such as Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter and Roy Jones Jr. His designs have sold more than $1.5 billion worldwide.
Losing a Son: Two Mothers stories and lasting impact….
We sat down with two mothers who lost their son to violence or hanging out with the wrong crowd. These moms suffered a tremendous loss but channeled their grief and pain into something good and that can leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. Join us as they share their stories, how they’ve adjusted to life without their son and hear the many positive changes and impacts their sons will have on their family and communities.
Discuss Dwarfism and Bullying Buddy App
We sat down with Tara Lynn Townes - author, inventor and developmental therapist. Tara talks with us about her son’s diagnosis with Dwarfism, creation of her non-profit - Tiny But Mighty and her New App Bullying Buddy. Join us as Tara shares her story and journey.
Supplier Diversity Series: Supplier Diversity Leaders: What Small Diverse Businesses Should Know Part One
Join us for our continued Supplier Diversity Series. In this episode, we sit down with Vaughn Williams III, Supplier Diversity Leader at So Cal Gas. Vaughn shares his experience in the supplier diversity space and provides tips for diverse suppliers.
Insightful information about DEI. Love the variety of speakers and sharing best practices.