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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 • 62 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/

    E245: WTC Takeover Featuring Jennifer and Kenji Yoshino, NYU’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law

    E245: WTC Takeover Featuring Jennifer and Kenji Yoshino, NYU’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law

    This takeover episode of The Will to Change features a conversation with Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at NYU School of Law. Kenji interviews Jennifer about the 2nd edition of her best-selling book How to be an Inclusive Leader. Kenji and Jennifer cover a variety of topics, including the generational shift that’s underway, gender identity as a continuum, and the need to hold space for each other on our learning journeys.

    • 54 min
    BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Reflections on Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

    BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Reflections on Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

    Note: This episode was previously recorded and is being released in recognition of the holiday season! In this minisode, Jennifer shares her thoughts on several pertinent (and previously released) episodes from The Will To Change on the topics of compassion fatigue and self-care. You’ll discover the importance of thinking about your thinking, the potential pitfalls of sharing our story in unhealthy ways, and the healing power of community.

    • 33 min
    E244: Accessing our Infinite Power: Change Agency and Abundance with “In Your Power” author Dr. Sharon Melnick

    E244: Accessing our Infinite Power: Change Agency and Abundance with “In Your Power” author Dr. Sharon Melnick

    This episode features an interview with coach, speaker and author Dr. Sharon Melnick as she discusses her new book In Your Power: React Less, Regain Control, Raise Others. Discover the difference between being in your power versus being in power and how to redefine power as a source for good. Learn how being in your power is an ultimate form of self-care and how to use breathing exercises to ground yourself.   

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E243: NASA’s DEI Journey with OD Specialist Diane Cain and JBC’s Adrienne Lawrence

    E243: NASA’s DEI Journey with OD Specialist Diane Cain and JBC’s Adrienne Lawrence

    This episode features a conversation between JBC Vice-President Adrienne Lawrence and Diane Cain, Organizational Development Specialist at NASA. Diane discusses the important role that DEI plays in her work as an organizational development specialist and the evolution of NASA’s DEI priorities. Discover the reasons behind NASA’s interest in inclusive leadership and the culture shift that is driving the need for a change in the approach to leadership.   

    • 35 min
    E242: Doing the Work and Doing it Right: Deconstructing DEI with Author, Speaker and Consultant Lily Zheng

    E242: Doing the Work and Doing it Right: Deconstructing DEI with Author, Speaker and Consultant Lily Zheng

    Author, Speaker and Consultant Lily Zheng returns to The Will To Change to discuss their new book, DEI Deconstructed, which centers on accountable and effective practices to achieve DEI outcomes in organizations. Discover why even leaders with the best of intentions find it difficult to achieve the DEI outcomes they desire. Lily also discusses the outcomes that they typically advise leaders to achieve and how to measure them. They also reveal how they work with leaders who may be resistant to DEI efforts.

    • 54 min
    E241: Building the Damn Thing: Takeover Episode featuring VC and Author Kathryn Finney interviewed by WatchHerWork Founder, Denise Hamilton

    E241: Building the Damn Thing: Takeover Episode featuring VC and Author Kathryn Finney interviewed by WatchHerWork Founder, Denise Hamilton

    In this takeover episode of The Will to Change, Denise Hamilton, Founder of WatchHerWork is joined by VC and Author Kathryn Finney. Kathryn discusses her book Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Guy and the importance for founders to move beyond the idea phase of their business. Discover why you should seek “harsh feedback” about your business and the importance of being able to tolerate rejection. Discover the difference between a small business and a startup and what makes a business investable. 
    You can register for the Better Man Conference at https://bettermanconference.com/

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 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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