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.
RISE to Transform Equity, Inclusion & Diversity with Strategy and Systems at Mayo Clinic - A Conversation with Dr. Anjali Bhagra
Mayo Clinic Stands Out
Despite rising labor costs fueled by staffing shortages as some of the biggest challenges straining most hospital budgets Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit healthcare system stands out in its results as they've come at a time when many nonprofit hospitals have faced pressure on their operations from a surge in COVID 19 cases in the second half of the past year. And through it all, Mayo has been recognized by DiversityInc, as one of the Top 3 Health systems for its inclusive efforts and best practices. For the seventh consecutive year, Mayo Clinic also earned the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report best hospitals rankings.
In 2020, the Rochester Minnesota-based institution committed to racial equity. Our distinguished guest, Dr. Anjali Bhagra, Chief Medical Director at Mayo Clinic of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) joins us to share insights on Mayo’s journey, and the path forward in 2022, and beyond. We explore three key areas relevant to successful organizational change and equity, which requires 1) Commitment from the top, 2) Development of shared language and capability for all employees, and 3) Partnership with impacted communities. Mayo Clinic's local, national, and global EID initiatives are also featured with organizations including the World Economic Forum and the NAACP.
In August 2020, Dr. Bhagra was designated as the new medical director of Mayo Clinic's office of equity, inclusion, and diversity. A clinical investigative internist and professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Bhagra also leads an active research program focused on enhancing resilience, decreasing stress and anxiety, healthy aging, through optimism and happiness, leadership and resilience, work-life balance and stress reduction in women, health care professionals and trainees.
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Episode 21 - Charting the Journey - Strategies to Guide Racial Equity Organizational Change with Dr. Judy Lubin
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together— I am inspired by this well-known African proverb as it reflects what our guest and I discussed in this episode of the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast ---the importance of working together. Learning and moving forward. We all can contribute to an equitable culture in the workplace and in the communities where we live. It’s a process.
As we marked the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and approach another year of anniversaries for the murders of Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and so many more - the question begging to be asked is what real change has occurred? Or have we lost momentum?
Our distinguished guest is Dr. Judy Lubin an analyst, equity strategist, and President of CURE (the Center for Urban and Racial Equity). CURE is a strategic research and consulting firm that partners with people and organizations to advance equity through policy, systems, institutional, and community change. Dr. Lubin is also a researcher and adjunct professor in the Howard University Department of Sociology and Criminology where her research focuses on race, gentrification, health, and social policy.
She recently published the Racial Equity Report to provide organizational leaders with a clear plan to help them make measurable improvements in their racial equity transformational efforts. It serves as a tangible resource for Nonprofit Leaders to Deliver on Anti-racist Pledges Made in 2020.
Our insightful conversation is an important reminder of the value of race equity within the nonprofit sector and that all sectors can learn from. We discussed several tangible steps for framing the issue within your organization and working to move towards greater equity. Doing so can make your organization's workplace and community where you live, more effective and impactful.
Professor Lubin regularly writes about the intersection of race, politics, and media on her site and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on national and local media including The Wall Street Journal, PBS.org, Baltimore Sun, Ebony Magazine, theRoot.com, Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters, XM Satellite Radio, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, among others.
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Episode 20 - Top Tips for a Racial Equity Culture - Dr. Courtney McCluney - Cornell University, ILR School
On this episode of The Inclusive Enterprise Podcast, Inclusive Leaders Group Senior Consultant, Dr. Courtney L. McCluney discusses the ways leaders and organizations can effectively create a racial equity culture and develop inclusive leaders.
Courtney McCluney is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the ILR School at Cornell University. Courtney uses multiple methods to examine DEI and Racial Equity. Her research deepens the study of race, gender, and intersectionality in organizations by examining practices that create and reinforce marginalized groups' experiences at work. Courtney's research has been published in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and Forbes.
She continues to be recognized for her deep expertise with numerous awards including, Ideas Worth Teaching Award, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program for “Advancing Racial Equity at Work” one of eight chosen among nominees representing 90 schools from 19 countries.
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Episode 19 - Diversity Isn't Enough: Why DEI Programs are Failing Black Employees - Keith Wyche - Corporate Executive, Author and DEI Thought Leader
Keith Wyche is a Seasoned Executive, Board Director, Best Selling Author & Speaker, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Thought Leader, and Change Accelerator. He has risen through the ranks. With more than 30 years of experience, earning significant results for some of America’s best-known corporations including Walmart, Ameritech, Convergys, AT&T, IBM, Pitney Bowes, and SuperValu, Keith has become a successful corporate president and one of the highest-ranking African-American executives in the U.S.
Keith understands the rules for success, and shares his insights as an author of the recent book Diversity is not Enough A Roadmap to Recruit Develop and promote Black Leaders in America. He has appeared on the Today Show, Fox Business News, and media outlets such as TIME, USA Today and Black Enterprise. He has received several awards including The MLK Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders by Morehouse College for his dedication to developing young talent.
In this episode, Keith shares his perspective on why Black Professionals have lost faith in DE&I programs, what is contributing to the situation, and how to correct it. A strong inclusive leadership culture and commitment with accountability are key elements of success.
For more information see our blog Why Workplace DEI Programs are Failing Black Employees and other thought leadership resources.
Episode 18 - Setting Your DEI Strategy Up for Success - Nona Lee - Arizona Diamondbacks
There's a phrase 'Sports imitates life." What happens in sports is often a reflection of life and society. In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Baseball, 75 years ago. How far have we come since then?
There are people who excel and bring their 'A' game each day AND are true game changers, true role models inspiring people as inclusive leaders, for teams to deliver transformative change in the workplace and the community.
Be sure to listen to this thought provoking episode with Nona Lee, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer & Chair of D-backs for Change Justice. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. (J.E.D.I. Council) at Arizona Diamondbacks. Nona is also a member of Chief, a membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.
She reveals insightful tips and stories about DEI as a core value, its impact on the business, the communities the organization entertains and serves from a C-Suite perspective. She reflects on her childhood, career, DEI strategic planning and action, overcoming barriers to inclusion and equity, and the legacy of building a better work environment for all people to contribute and thrive, now and for generations to come.
We are so glad to have Nona share as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion champion and Black, gay woman who applies her expertise and lived experience to make a difference in others’ lives, in the sports world and beyond.
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Episode 17 - How to Develop a DEI Strategy that Gets Results - Eloiza Domingo - Chief Diversity Officer
A Boston Consulting Group survey about the global insurance workforce revealed for the first time, insurance industry talent included company values as one of the ten workplace attributes that they care about most in 2020. The vast majority, 71%—and 78% of employees age 30 or younger—said that issues related to diversity and inclusion have become more important to them over the past year.
Equity issues are significant enough that 55% of all insurance talent and 60% of younger employees would exclude from a job search companies whose positions on diversity and inclusion do not match their own.
Eloiza Domingo is the Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Inclusive, Diversity & Equity Officer for The Allstate Corporate. She assumed this role in 2021 with responsibility for building on Allstate’s strong foundation and culture of Inclusive Diversity & Equity by shaping the multi-year Inclusive Diversity & Equity plan to create an enduring impact inside and outside of the company. As she partners with colleagues and teams across Allstate, Eloiza furthers the company’s goal of being the most diverse protection solutions company.
Her experience across industries at the executive level in HR and Diversity offers a unique perspective and great insights regarding Talent, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and the future of work. Her business acumen and ability to forge strong relationships are key to delivering evidence-based results.
Eloiza’s background spans sectors including academia, law enforcement, academic medicine at Johns Hopkins, and pharmaceuticals. She has been recognized as a Female Disrupter by Medium in 2020, one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women's Network, received the 2017 Senior Executive award from the National Association of Healthcare Executives and was featured on the Maryland Daily Record's Very Important Professionals Success by 40 list.
Eloiza holds an M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs with a minor in Counseling and concentration in Diversity Education, and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
She draws on her depth of experience and shares practical advice to positively influence and sustain a valuable impact on the culture of all the organizations where she leads Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.
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