30 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.

    Taking Health Equity from Concept to Practice: Driving Transformational and Sustainable Change - A Conversation with Josette Gbemudu Executive Director Health Equity at Merck

    Taking Health Equity from Concept to Practice: Driving Transformational and Sustainable Change - A Conversation with Josette Gbemudu Executive Director Health Equity at Merck

    This episode of the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast features a conversation with Josette Gbemudu, Executive Director of Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health at Merck.
     
    Merck & Company, Inc, is an American multinational pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Rahway, New Jersey and is recognized as Merck sharp and Dohme or MSD outside of the United States and Canada. It's one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, generally ranking in the global top five by revenue.  

    Merck & Co. aspires to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world and today is at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals.

    With 15 years of experience, Josette thrives at the intersection of commercial strategy, innovation, and policy. She has brought this expertise to key sectors including the Pharmaceutical Industry, Federal and State Health Agencies, Health Plans and Providers. She has a strong understanding of the macro and micro healthcare ecosystem and the interdependencies across critical stakeholders.
    Join the Conversation
    Listen to this episode of The Inclusive Enterprise Podcast: “Taking Health Equity from Concept to Practice: Driving Transformational and Sustainable Change - A Conversation with Josette Gbemudu" as we explore workplace health equity strategy with Josette including:
    The rationale for hospitals, health systems, and other health providers for making health equity an even greater priority after Covid-19Why all other industries should be seriously concerned and take action to reduce disparities and advance health equityHow healthcare and non-healthcare organizations can positively impact community health and close gaps in care by leveraging new and innovative partnershipsJosette also shares the key pillars for improving health equity long term results. How do you engage everyone to contribute to better outcomes?
    Listen to an effective approach to motivate every leader and employee across all industries to participate in achieving health equity within communities.

    REMEMBER - To inspire individual and collective action key enablers are needed: leadership commitment, shared vision and scope linked to business objectives, measurement framework linked to short and long-term impact metrics, and sustained focus.
    At Inclusive Leaders Group, we help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.
    You can find information about Inclusive Leaders Group’s consulting, training, and assessment services at inclusiveleadersgroup.com. And while there, please subscribe to the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast for this and other informative and enlightening episodes.


    We help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.

    • 43 min
    Advancing Racial Equity Across California’s Public Health Care Systems - A Conversation with Giovanna Giuliani & Dr. Minako Watabe

    Advancing Racial Equity Across California’s Public Health Care Systems - A Conversation with Giovanna Giuliani & Dr. Minako Watabe

    This episode of the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast features a conversation with Giovanna Giuliani Executive Director, California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI) and Dr. Minako Watabe, Chief Medical Officer, Ventura County Medical Center about the innovative and effective Racial Equity Community of Practice program led by The California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI) that is providing new strategies for health equity in California.
    Health care organizations are on the front-lines of addressing health equity. They play key roles in delivering care, offering products to access care, as employers, and as social safety nets in their communities. Leaders from hospitals, health systems, and health plans are searching for ways to address health equity within their organizations and the communities they serve. They are seeking to understand how they can confront systemic racism and bias and reduce health disparities.


    In 2022, the Safety Net Institute (SNI) launched the Racial Equity Community of Practice in partnership with the National Equity Project (NEP) and with funding from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). The Racial Equity Community of Practice has been instrumental in fostering public health care system collaboration and driving progress in the realm of health equity through a systemic approach. Over 18 months, public health care systems worked collaboratively to pave the way to strengthen anti-racism strategies and integrate equity into the fabric of their institutional culture, practices, and policies. California's safety net provides both hospital and outpatient care to anyone who needs it, regardless of insurance status, immigration status, ability to pay, or any other circumstance.


    Listen to this episode "Advancing Racial Equity Across California's Public Health Systems." Co-hosts Charlotte and Brian Hughes enjoy a thoughtful conversation with Giovanna Giuliani Executive Director, California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI) who oversees the Racial Equity Community of Practice, and Dr. Minako Watabe, Chief Medical Officer, Ventura County Medical Center representing one of the twelve community of practice member health providers.


    Key Insights Shared Include:
    -The mission and inspiration for the SNI Racial Equity Community of Practice (CoP)
    -Expectations and key takeaways during the CoP experience
    -Phase Two focus of the Racial Equity CoP
    -What makes this CoP approach so successful
    See Dr. Minako Watabe share her perspective  
    and more!


    This initiative serves as a role model for hospitals and health systems across the country to emulate, which is why the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast wanted to communicate and celebrate the effort.


    At Inclusive Leaders Group, we help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.


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    • 45 min
    Deloitte Driving Health Equity in the Workplace: A Conversation with Deloitte's Dr. Jay Bhatt and Dr. Elizabeth Baca

    Deloitte Driving Health Equity in the Workplace: A Conversation with Deloitte's Dr. Jay Bhatt and Dr. Elizabeth Baca

    Deloitte Driving Health Equity in the Workplace: A Conversation with Deloitte's Dr. Jay Bhatt and Dr. Elizabeth Baca  


    Organizations need to develop an executable roadmap to drive towards their vision. What are some of the questions, organizational leaders should ask themselves about their workplace to develop their health equity vision?
    1.      How are you going to measure success?
    2.      What will you prioritize to get to success?
    3.      What activities will help move the initiative forward?
    4.      Are you getting the results you want to see?  
    If not, be open to using real time data, listen, experiment and change to get better results.

    The Opportunity:
    Inequity, discrimination, and bias have no place in the workplace. Yet, unfortunately, they remain, and these problems have been proven to take a heavy toll on the health and well-being of employees, organizations, and their community. 

    Significant improvement in the health of employees should be expected when workplaces focus on equity. And conversely, stressors from discriminatory practices can negatively affect employees emotional, psychological, and physical health. 

    Some employers are taking action to eliminate health inequities and will continue to do so. However, progress should be made on a broader scale to help truly achieve health equity.

    Inequities in the US health system cost approximately 320 billion today and could eclipse to 1 trillion in annual spending by 2040. If left unaddressed, inequities across the US health system limit underserved people's access to high quality care, create avoidable costs and financial waste that spans society and can impact every individual's potential to achieve health and wellbeing. 

    Listen to the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast ‘Driving Health Equity in the Workplace: A conversation with Deloitte’s Dr. Jay Bhatt & Dr. Elizabeth Baca’ to learn best practices organizations can execute to build toward health equity.

    Inclusive Leaders Group encourages its listeners to access the public facing resources available at the Deloitte Health Equity Institute, including multiple playbooks and research reports @deloitte.com.


    Please visit Inclusive Leaders Group.com for the best and next practices regarding workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.



    We help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.

    • 51 min
    Building a DEI Learning & Development Strategy to Grow the Enterprise - a Conversation with Dr. Theoria M. Cason

    Building a DEI Learning & Development Strategy to Grow the Enterprise - a Conversation with Dr. Theoria M. Cason

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste -   UNCF Slogan  

    It's a missed opportunity... Unrealized growth potential .....
    That's what happens when DEI is not connected to the business strategy or culture of  continuous learning in an organization.
    How can we stop missing opportunities?  How can individuals and organizations reach their full potential?Join me and my special guest, Dr. Theoria  M. Cason as we discuss these challenges, the root cause, and a path forward.

    Taking a serious approach to cultivating a strategy, with measurable goals is fundamental to DEI.  Learning and Development is part of this intentional and holistic approach.
    Dr. Cason, is a fellow Cornellian and Inclusive Leaders Group Senior Consultant.  She is a talented Certified Diversity Professional, Transformational Coach, Global Citizen, Author, Speaker, and Strategic Disrupter.
    Taking the next step from unconscious bias awareness to a strategic DEI plan is essential.  Evolving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset is a culture shift that takes time and yields results.
    A commitment to continuous learning increases your knowledge, supports every  employee's ability to contribute to actionable strategies to solve problems and maximize potential!

    Effectively communicating with people from different cultures, can be the difference between success and failure in business, healthcare, education, and beyond.
    For valuable resources on Cultural Competence from Theoria click this link 
    "Cultural Competence: What it is, Why it's important, and How to Develop it" by Dr. Theoria Cason is a book that guides leaders in enhancing their cultural sensitivity, emphasizing the importance of open-mindedness, active listening, and acceptance of diverse perspectives. With a focus on inclusivity, readers gain insight into cultural competence, learning to understand their own cultural identity and respect other cultures without judgment.
    "Cultural Competence: The Playbook" by Dr. Theoria Cason is a companion book to "Cultural Competence: What it is, Why it's important, and How to Develop it." It offers practical guidance for individuals seeking to actively improve their cultural competence, featuring self-assessments, actionable tips, and affirmative statements to foster self-understanding and challenge implicit biases. The playbook covers topics such as cultural humility, color bravery, empathy, and active listening, providing readers with a comprehensive resource for personal growth in this area."

     For additional value-added resources on DEI Strategy and Cultural Competence, visit Inclusive Leaders Group.
    We help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.

    • 41 min
    Celebrate -12th Annual Cultural Competence Conference - TTUHSC - Mayra Morales MBA - Texas Tech University Health Science Center - El Paso - Office of Global Health & Societies

    Celebrate -12th Annual Cultural Competence Conference - TTUHSC - Mayra Morales MBA - Texas Tech University Health Science Center - El Paso - Office of Global Health & Societies

    "The table is long, and there are plenty of seats" says Mayra Morales, Senior Director of the Office of Global Health & Societies at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas, as she refers to the welcoming and culturally responsive campus and El Paso  community.  "We open up seats for individuals to be inclusive. That's how we learn. That's how we provide better understanding for everyone."
    We celebrate the 12th Annual Cultural Competence Conference on August 4th. 
    This EDUCATIONAL EVENT is designed for all health care professionals and community organization staff. Students, staff, and faculty from all four schools, as well as physicians and residents from the clinics are welcome to attend. Members from the local general academic university and sister university in Lubbock are also invited.
    The OBJECTIVE is to enhance interpersonal interactions within our health care system and ensure that services are delivered to the community in a culturally humane manner.


    This EPISODE of the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast, Mayra is my guest. She shares the conference history, its impact over the years and progress of the Diversity and Inclusion Council led by Dr. Charmaine A. Martin who is Chair on the Council.
    Dr. Martin is also Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Interim Dean of Student Affairs with the Foster School of Medicine and has received the prestigious Profiles in Diversity Journal 2022 Black Leadership Award.
    Mayra also highlights the theme of Allyship with her advice on cultural competence, inclusive leadership and what makes the university and El Paso Community so special. A unique place to live, learn, grow, and contribute to a vibrant community.


    I am honored to be invited to be the Keynote Speaker as we build on cultural competence to explore inclusive leadership; redefining leadership through the lens of inclusion, innovation, creativity and belonging.
    I am exicted and look forward to this important educational event supporting lifelong learning and quality patient care.


    To LEARN more and register click this link.
    https://www.techtalkelpaso.com/events/12th-annual-cultural-competence-conference
    Visit the TTUHSC's El Paso instagram site and bio link for additional information
    https://www.instagram.com/ttuhscep/  
    https://lnk.bio/ttuhscep


    With Gratitude and Thanks to the Planning Committee for the Opportunitiy to Make a Contribution, to Share, Learn, and Grow.
    Inclusive Leaders Group
    We help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.

    • 20 min
    Employer of Choice - Your organization is antiracist, right? A conversation with Lindsey T. H. Jackson - Co-Founder Sojourn

    Employer of Choice - Your organization is antiracist, right? A conversation with Lindsey T. H. Jackson - Co-Founder Sojourn

    What does it mean to be an employer of choice TODAY? 

    One that continues to transform and evolve. An Employer with goals to create and sustain a positive work environment, build an outstanding brand, with a welcoming, inclusive, and productive culture.   

    Employers of Choice today, commit to supporting equity in the workplace. While companies declared their position in 2020 to support racial equity, current focus now wanes.  

    I often find in my work that company leaders and employees are reluctant to talk about racial inequality in the workplace, because they fear saying the wrong thing. But these conversations are critical and can’t be ignored, with a goal of positive inclusive culture.  An Employer of Choice, rises to the occasion to learn and unlearn what is needed to address inequity.   
    I had a wonderful conversation with my distinguished guest and friend Lindsey T.H. Jackson, CEO at LTHJ Global and North American based leader.

    She is a trailblazer, a pioneer, and ambassador of disruption. She invites everyone to her “learn and unlearn” discussions about the issue of race and becoming an anti-racist organization.

    Join our conversation about overcoming fears, acknowledging tough questions, seizing growth opportunities,  and the courage to evolve, to be a Employer of Choice –that believes in racial equity and knows that it is a journey that continuous seeks to  improve.

    In this episode Lindsey  &  I discussed 
    Why people are uncomfortable with conversations about race and racism  What it means to be anti-racistThe continuum of Multiculturalism vs sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia, classismInnovation to build structures and systems supporting anti-racism  What leaders need to do to disrupt anti-blacknessIntent vs Impact - learning and unlearning with and from each otherIsabel Wilkerson's book CasteLanguage and the power of wordsNext generation imagines a new future You may already know that Lindsey is known as 'America's DEI Teacher,'  a Researcher, Facilitator, and Speaker.  She is also Co-Founder of Sojourn, a software platform to bring DEI to small and midsize organizations. 
     
    Sojourn DEI is a revolutionary platform with the step-by-step plans, tools and guidance made for those leading a small or midsize organization's DEI Journey.
    Sojourn takes you from overthinking DEI, to moving on it.

    Lindsey reminds us, DEI work is a journey of humility, forgiveness, courage and a discipline of daily practice ...to do no harm.

    Race is a construct - Privilege (when you don't have to think about the experience of being excluded), Equality, Equity, and Justice are united.

    She Tells it like it is...with history lessons and today's context and terminology.

    Take time to Reflect, Renew and Explore  this episode and learn what you can do to support Employers of Choice TODAY that sustain racial equity and a culture of anti-racism.  The work.... never ends...

    It begins with you....

    To learn more check out about  InclusiveLeadersGroup.com 




    We help leaders create safe, inclusive spaces that elevate employee engagement and performance to improve the business results and the communities they serve.

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