This week’s episode focuses on creating equitable and inclusive spaces in both our organizations and communities for people with disabilities. I was honored to be joined by two leaders and advocates in this work, Holly Carmichael and Michael Murray, of GT Independence, a family-owned national financial management services company that helps more than 25,000 individuals […]
I’ve received a number of emails from colleagues and clients asking me about the argument that DEI, anti-bias, and anti-racism training is not effective and even detrimental. In short, the argument being presented is that these trainings do not reduce discrimination or turnover of marginalized populations, and therefore are a waste of time and resources. […]
Tamika Mason is the founder and CEO of Building for Mission, a consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and mission-driven organizations maximize their impact through effective talent, organization development, and REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) strategy consulting. https://buildingformission.com/
I had the honor to sit down with Eliza Blanchard, host of the Association for Talent Development (ATD)’s DE&I Podcast to discuss what it takes to make systemic change happen for DEI and to share some tips on how to facilitate dialogues on DEI. ; This was a follow up to a workshop I did […]
Post- election we are hearing both messages of waging battle and messages of unity and healing. What will it take for us to let go of seeing anyone who disagrees with us ideologically as “the other side” with whom we are at war? It’s time to rebuild as a nation but are we ready and how […]
Do you know how much the U.S. Census touches all of our lives? The abrupt closing of the Census 2020 puts vulnerable populations in jeopardy for years to come. My guest this week is Melissa Bird, the executive director of the DC Census 2020.
In today’s episode I interviewed Dr. Michael Baran, who is the co-author of the book, Subtle Acts of Exclusion. Michael is a Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead at inQUEST Consulting, He brings innovation and deep understanding to wide audiences, helping them think, lead, and interact inclusively. In addition to his consulting, Michael has taught at Harvard University and […]
Ruth Littlejohn is an organizational development consultant, executive coach and change management facilitator, as well as a spiritual leader. Her most recent work involves facilitating affinity groups for African American and White women to have a safe space to engage in critical conversations about race with people of the same identity group.
Lobna “Luby” Ismail, founder and president of Connecting Cultures, is a facilitator and storyteller who has trained thousands of law enforcement officials and federal agencies on Arab culture and Muslim identity. In addition to her work in building cultural competence around Islam, Luby is also an advocate for disability rights. You can find her at […]