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Everyone has a diversity story- even those you don’t expect. Get ready to hear from leading CEO’s, bestselling authors and entrepreneurs as we uncover their true stories of diversity and inclusion.

The Will To Change is hosted by Jennifer Brown- Jennifer is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and author and diversity and inclusion expert. She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations.
To learn more, visit http://jenniferbrownspeaks.com/

The Will To Change: Uncovering True Stories of Diversity & Inclusion Jennifer Brown

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

Everyone has a diversity story- even those you don’t expect. Get ready to hear from leading CEO’s, bestselling authors and entrepreneurs as we uncover their true stories of diversity and inclusion.

The Will To Change is hosted by Jennifer Brown- Jennifer is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and author and diversity and inclusion expert. She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations.
To learn more, visit http://jenniferbrownspeaks.com/

    E220: Imagine Belonging Summit “Teaser”: Conversations with Rhodes Perry on Handling DEI Backlash

    E220: Imagine Belonging Summit “Teaser”: Conversations with Rhodes Perry on Handling DEI Backlash

    Tune in for a conversation with Jennifer and Rhodes Perry as Jennifer discusses her upcoming presentation at the Belonging at Work Summit. Jennifer reveals the need to gain strategies on how to artfully push back and establish the boundaries we need to resist the growing backlash to the progress DEI leaders continue to make in our workplaces. 

    • 48 min
    E219: What Gets Measured, Gets Done: Progressing Global Gender Equality with Sandra Quince, Michelle Charles and Silke Heinrichs

    E219: What Gets Measured, Gets Done: Progressing Global Gender Equality with Sandra Quince, Michelle Charles and Silke Heinrichs

    This episode was originally recorded at the Global Inclusion Online Forum and features a conversation about measuring gender equality. Discover the common miscalculations and best measurement practices that ensure progressive growth and prosperity of the corporate workforce as well as the most common gender equality metrics used in global corporations. You'll also hear about how to use the combination of measurements to create a thriving work environment for all. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E218: Business Allyship 2.0: Stonewall’s Stacy Lentz on SIGBI’s New LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces Certification

    E218: Business Allyship 2.0: Stonewall’s Stacy Lentz on SIGBI’s New LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces Certification

    This episode was originally recorded as an Advocacy in Action session and features a conversation between JBC Vice President Adrienne Lawrence and SIGBI CEO & Co-Founder Stacy Lentz.  Discover key strategies for creating inclusive workspaces for LGBTQ+ employees and best practices on how to authentically support colleagues beyond Pride Month. Stacy also reveals details about SIGBI's new Safe Spaces Certification. 

    • 35 min
    E217: Owning Our Own Stories, With Oklahoma City's Chief Inclusion and Diversity Leader, Shalynne Jackson

    E217: Owning Our Own Stories, With Oklahoma City's Chief Inclusion and Diversity Leader, Shalynne Jackson

    This episode was originally recorded as a DEI Community Call and features a conversation between Jennifer and Oklahoma City's Chief Inclusion and Diversity Leader, Shalynne Jackson, as they discuss how storytelling, getting curious and connecting can be powerful tools to increase our perception of what’s under the water line. Shalynne provides details about the benefits of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the difference between the monocultural mindset vs. the intercultural mindset.  

    • 55 min
    E216: Beyond “White Hot”: Former Abercrombie & Fitch CDO Todd Corley on the new Netflix film, Brand Evolution and Representation in Retail

    E216: Beyond “White Hot”: Former Abercrombie & Fitch CDO Todd Corley on the new Netflix film, Brand Evolution and Representation in Retail

    Todd Corley, Senior Vice President, Inclusion, Sustainability & Community at Carhartt, and Former CDO at Abercrombie & Fitch, joins the program to discuss his career journey. Additionally, with the release of Netflix's "White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch", Todd shares insights and lessons learned from his time as the CDO of Abercrombie & Fitch.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    E215: Honoring George Floyd: Where Are We Two Years Later? With Jennifer and JBC Vice President Adrienne Lawrence

    E215: Honoring George Floyd: Where Are We Two Years Later? With Jennifer and JBC Vice President Adrienne Lawrence

    This episode was originally recorded as a LinkedIn Live and features a conversation with Jennifer and JBC Vice President Adrienne J. Lawrence honoring George Floyd. Discover what's changed since the death of George Floyd, and what more we can do to continue breaking down inequitable systems of racism and oppression.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Yvette_Chicago ,

Jennifer is the Real Deal

When I first launched my DEI career 5 years ago, my mentor encourged me to get to know Jennifer's body of work. She told me that Jennifer is the real deal. She was absolutely correct. Jennifer's authenticity and passion shines through on every episode and I always learn something new. I love her range of topics and the depth of knowledge of her guests.

oliviabaker13 ,

Don’t miss it!

It’s obvious Jennifer puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of The Will to Change. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and advice. Jennifer finds speakers that truly care about being a positive force in the DEI space, and shares insights that only a true practitioner can unearth. Don't miss it!

Ms_AJD ,

Gets me thinking

Great insights and tools here. This podcast articulates really well how to take a fresh look at DEI. Jennifer is compassionate and relentless in this mission. Thank you!

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