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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 • 56 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/

    E171: Pride Book Launch! Guest Host Jenn T. Grace and the Storytellers of The Real Lives of Transgender and Nonbinary Human Join the Will to Change

    E171: Pride Book Launch! Guest Host Jenn T. Grace and the Storytellers of The Real Lives of Transgender and Nonbinary Human Join the Will to Change

    Tune in for a special takeover episode of the Will To Change. Jenn T. Grace, Founder and Publisher of Publish Your Purpose Press, hosts the episode. Jenn discusses the release of Publish Your Purpose Press's first anthology, The Real Lives of Transgender and Nonbinary Humans. Joining her are several of the contributors as they discuss their lived experiences and why they decided to share their story in this anthology.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E170: Embedding Disability in DEI with Kathleen West-Evans, Director of Business Relations, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

    E170: Embedding Disability in DEI with Kathleen West-Evans, Director of Business Relations, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

    This episode was originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, and features a conversation with Kathleen West-Evans, Director of Business Relations, The National Employment Team (NET), Council of State Administrators of VR. Learn more about this diverse talent pool, and the intersections of race, culture and disabilities and what the impact will be post-COVID on retaining and returning the "long haulers" to the workplace. 
     

    • 1 hr
    BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Getting Free, Together: Desiree Adaway on Why Healing Anti-Blackness Heals Us All

    BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Getting Free, Together: Desiree Adaway on Why Healing Anti-Blackness Heals Us All

    This episode was previously released on The Will To Change. Note: Join Desiree for Whiteness at Work, beginning on June 15th, 2021, to explore ways organizations have successfully pushed back on the norms of white dominant culture in the last year. Register for the free training at http://whitenessatwork.com
    Desiree Adaway, DEI consultant, trainer, coach and speaker, joins the program to discuss why anti-racism efforts ultimately benefit everyone in an organization. Discover how to move beyond performative allyship and the need to pay attention to power dynamics. Desiree also shares her thoughts about the recent executive order regarding DEI training. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    E169: Obstacles and Opportunities: Managing Our Triggers As Allies

    E169: Obstacles and Opportunities: Managing Our Triggers As Allies

    This episode was originally a Toolkit Conversation at the Better Man Conference, and features a conversation with Jennifer Brown, as well as Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta and 
    Tony DeGruy, Technical Systems Engineering Leader for Cisco’s Workforce Experience team. Moderating the event was Eduardo Placer, CEO of Fearless Communicators. 

    • 54 min
    E168: Banking on 100 Million Formerly Incarcerated Talent

    E168: Banking on 100 Million Formerly Incarcerated Talent

    This episode, originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, features Susan Mason, Teresa Hodge and former NFL player Jordan Babineaux, the managing partners of the Bank on 100 Million Network as they discuss how corporations operationalize their DEI commitments to hiring FIT (formerly incarcerated talent). Discover the startling statistics about overcriminalization, why the current system continues to punish and marginalize formerly incarcerated talent, and how that is negatively impacting not just that talent, but DEI and talent strategies for organizations. 

    • 45 min
    BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Building Cultures of Dignity: Next-Generation Belonging with Rosalind Wiseman

    BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Building Cultures of Dignity: Next-Generation Belonging with Rosalind Wiseman

    Rosalind Wiseman, parenting educator and author, joins the program to discuss how to foster civil dialogue and inspire communities to build strength, courage and purpose. Discover how to create physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of various communities–including young people and business leaders. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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!

Neil A Miller ,

Great resource to learn more!

Jennifer is my go-to resource when I need to know what the next step is in my own journey towards being a better ally. I really appreciate the diverse voices that she brings in and how she genuinely listens to the guest and helps us all to get better through that.

Eva Jannotta ,

An excellent resource

Jennifer was working in inclusion before it was trendy, so her perspective is deep and thoughtful. She brings fantastic guests to this show! And she offers so many resources to folks on different parts of their journeys to inclusive leadership and building cultures where everyone belongs.

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