15 episodes

The podcast features transformational interviews as well as actionable tips and strategies that corporate leaders can implement in their workplaces and careers, to drive profitable growth through diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

The INCLUSIVE ENTERPRISE Podcast Brian & Charlotte Hughes

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The podcast features transformational interviews as well as actionable tips and strategies that corporate leaders can implement in their workplaces and careers, to drive profitable growth through diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

    Episode 13 - Embedding DEI in Your Mission & Culture with Maxine Carrington CHRO of Northwell Health - #1 Hospital & Health System for Diversity & Inclusion

    Episode 13 - Embedding DEI in Your Mission & Culture with Maxine Carrington CHRO of Northwell Health - #1 Hospital & Health System for Diversity & Inclusion

    Northwell Health sets the standard of excellence in Healthcare DEI with numerous awards and several years of experience building sustainable solutions. 
    As New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, Northwell Health has been named, the best health system for diversity in the United States, for the second year in a row, and made the list for the ninth straight year, while remaining in the top spot in the 2021 DiversityInc rankings for Hospitals and Health Systems. 
    Aligning and embedding DEI in your mission and culture is key to success.  Many leaders are embarking on their DEI journey with a focus on the talent lifecycle in their organizations.  Building a comprehensive talent strategy to maximize DEI, requires thought leadership, tools and techniques based on proven best practices and next practices.
    With 23 hospitals and 800 outpatient centers across New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut—areas hard hit by COVID-19 early on—and a workforce in the trenches of the pandemic every day, keeping employees safe, motivated and engaged is an ongoing challenge.
    In this episode we’ll discuss strategy, culture, influence, and explore four key phases of the talent life cycle: Attract, Engage, Develop and Advance to optimize DEI in organizations in these unique times and realize positive results.   Maxine Carrington is Northwell Health’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer.  She shares deep expertise, practical advice, and inspiring vision on this topic. The talent life cycle offers a framework to measure DEI success with real-world perspective for all listeners on their DEI journey---meeting you where you are, as you strive to be an Employer of Choice and the Best Place to Work for All.
    Maxine has served in progressively responsible leadership roles and has successfully driven team member engagement and development at every layer of the health system. Most recently, she served as deputy chief human resources officer where she was responsible for the design and implementation of strategic initiatives related to the team member experience, career and performance development, change management, workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and compensation. Prior to joining Northwell, Carrington was a manager and attorney with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations.

    • 44 min
    Episode 12 - How Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Should Include Veterans - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Harvey W. Johnson, USVETS - Darryl J. Vincent, Logicalis MPERG - Ed Graves

    Episode 12 - How Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Should Include Veterans - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Harvey W. Johnson, USVETS - Darryl J. Vincent, Logicalis MPERG - Ed Graves

    Diversity is critical to a company’s success, but inclusion highlights the strengths and abilities that ALL employees bring to the workplace. With employers launching or implementing diversity inclusion initiatives, it is apparent that diversity and inclusion are important for businesses and essential to develop a robust talent pipeline. Including veterans as a part of the talent pipeline is a measure of championing diversity of thought, experience and perspectives. As nearly 200,000 servicemen and women returned to civilian life each year, Inclusive Enterprise podcast wanted to know what organizations are doing to proactively embrace, attract, hire, and retain veteran employees.
    Three organizations enabling veterans to successfully transition from uniform to the workplace include The United States Department of Veterans Affairs – the VA, USVETS - a national advocacy organization, and  Logicalis - an information and communications technology infrastructure and service provider and a significant employer of Veterans.  All three are in different stages of their diversity equity and inclusion strategic journeys with efforts that positively impact veterans, businesses and the communities they serve.
    Our guests include Mr. Harvey W. Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Resolution Management, Diversity and inclusion for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Darryl J. Vincent, Chief Operating Officer at USVets, United States Veterans initiative, and Captain Ed Graves of the US Air Force, Manager at Logicalis, US and President of the Logicalis' largest employee resource group, the Military Personnel Employee Resource Group (MPERG) which includes those who currently serve or who have ever served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, and now Spaceforce, whether on active duty, or in the National Guard, or military reserves.
    The global protests over the unjust killing of George Floyd in 2020, as well as other black citizens, forced a reckoning among American businesses that more had to be done to take on systemic racism. Following his death, corporate america spoke out against racism, police brutality, and many companies made promises to reform their practices or to invest in efforts to fight racism in the community.
    We asked our three distinguished leaders who are dedicated to veterans inclusion in the workplace, to share their experiences and insights.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 11 - Why Your DEI Strategy Should Include Disability with Royal Caribbean Ron Pettit & JPMorgan Chase Jim Sinocchi

    Episode 11 - Why Your DEI Strategy Should Include Disability with Royal Caribbean Ron Pettit & JPMorgan Chase Jim Sinocchi

    After a year where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) became a hot topic in the workplace, advocates for workers with disabilities express cautious optimism about the nation’s movement toward a more inclusive workplace. There has been progress, they say, but disabled workers—many of whom have no outward sign of disability—can still feel overlooked or undervalued by the companies they work for.
    Part of the problem, advocates say, is that “disability” covers such a wide range of conditions, many of them not apparent to people who may be co-workers or managers. And workers who start a career free of disabilities may acquire one or more as they grow older.
    Discussions in the media are a testament to how the dial has shifted when it comes to conversations around disability inclusion in business, we are not there yet, but change is happening. However, there must be a concerted effort to drive progress forward at a greater pace – only 3% of articles on diversity and inclusion in 2020 referenced disability.
    The American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN are responsible for establishing the annual Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) Best Places to Work.™  Two leading companies that regularly appear on the Best Places To Work for Persons with Disabilities are JP Morgan Chase and Royal Caribbean Group.
    Our distinguished guests are Jim Sinocchi, Head of Disability Inclusion for JPMorganChase and Ron Pettit, Director, Disability Inclusion & ADA Compliance Officer for Royal Caribbean Group share their experiences driving change  across industries throughout their careers with vision for a more inclusive world.
    Why Your DEI Strategy Should Include Disability
    For more Information about Building a Business Case for Disability Inclusion please see our e-guide in the Thought Leadership section and Disability Essentials in the Training section of our site.

    • 49 min
    Episode 10 - Inclusive Workplace Wellness - First Coast Worksite Wellness Council - Ebony Schumake Berry & Cassie Bruce

    Episode 10 - Inclusive Workplace Wellness - First Coast Worksite Wellness Council - Ebony Schumake Berry & Cassie Bruce

    Every year, National Employee Wellness month is celebrated in June. Once again, it provides an opportunity for employers and organizations to enhance existing wellness programs and encourage their employees to adopt proactive strategies for improved physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in the workplace. Diverse workplaces call for equally diverse wellness programs. This episode features First Coast Worksite Wellness Council's  Ebony Schumake Berry Co-Chair Events and Cassie Bruce Chair to learn about the coveted Healthy Companies Awards, the Annual Conference, year-round initiatives and a development program on Inclusive Workplace Wellness.
    COVID19 pandemic has highlighted long standing health and wellness inequities in the US on both a societal and workplace level. Whether it's due to culture, social economic opportunities, or other factors, employees have differing perspectives and knowledge when it comes to health and wellness. In order to be successful, wellness committees must cater to that need to create employee wellbeing through corporate wellness programs. 'Cookie cutter' programs don't work for different demographics. It requires making employees from all walks of life feel like they are considered and included. It means being inclusive by asking and incorporating feedback from all interested employees. And that also starts with a diverse wellness committee and providing appropriate training to those who spearhead such company health campaigns.

    • 29 min
    Episode 9 - How to Have BRAVE Conversations About Race in the Workplace - Dr. Enrica Ruggs and Dr. Derek Avery - University of Houston CT Bauer College of Business

    Episode 9 - How to Have BRAVE Conversations About Race in the Workplace - Dr. Enrica Ruggs and Dr. Derek Avery - University of Houston CT Bauer College of Business

     CEOs around the country for the last year and a half now have been seeking to have their employees talk about race and the kind of adjustments that can be made in the workplace.  This episode focuses on that.  Dr. Enrica Ruggs, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Houston and Dr. Derek Avery, C.T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership at the University of Houston will explore how to discuss the complex and urgent issues of race while in the workplace.  Although we'll speak explicitly about black and white race relations, the ideas can apply when considering other groups that experienced discrimination. Their BRAVE framework highlights the importance of explicitly talking about race and provides advice on how to begin productive workplace conversations. Tips include the rationale for building conversational competence with an approach that illustrates what inclusion really looks like in committed organizations. 

    • 58 min
    Episode 8 - How You Can Fight Systemic Racism in the Workplace - Tim Vogus - Vanderbilt University & Reginald H. White - Cornell University

    Episode 8 - How You Can Fight Systemic Racism in the Workplace - Tim Vogus - Vanderbilt University & Reginald H. White - Cornell University

    Last summer, in response to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, Vanderbilt University business faculty hosted a series of virtual talks to help the community understand racial discrimination, biases, and learn about ways to mitigate racism in the United States. Tim Vogus Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University, contributed with a talk on biases in the workplace, and remedies for systemic racism.   This was done in partnership with students hungering for this content. They played a key role in organizing and catalyzing it.

    In describing his talk, he states "systemic racism is about social structures that are embedded in public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms that reinforce and perpetuate racial group inequity. So I want to think more about the cognitive, interpersonal, and the organizational processes that surround that."

    Reginald H. White, HR Director for the Research Division at Cornell University offers a different perspective in his role, managing the delivery of Human Resources services for the division, and the research centers that report to the Office of the Vice Provost for research.

    Reginald is a strategic partner to the vice provost, and in that role, he helps to influence the future of research at the University. In addition, he serves as an executive coach to faculty and staff, and conducts presentations across campus on a wide range of topics. Reginald also serves as the chair of the Men of Color Colleague Network Group, and is the newest member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, and is currently serving a four year term as the employee elected trustee at roughly the same date last summer that Tim delivered his talk at Vanderbilt University.

    Reginald led a diversity and inclusion seminar at Cornell University entitled, "Born This Way, My Journey of Difference" where he stated  "Early in my professional life, I was asked to work on issues of diversity and inclusion. At first, I resisted, feeling ill equipped for the tasks at hand. Later, it seemed imperative.  As I have reflected on my life, I realized I was born into this conversation. Today, I am proud to be an agent for change. In this presentation, I will share lessons from the journey and my hope for the future."

    • 1 hr 3 min

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