Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrating Arab American Heritage

April is Arab American Heritage Month. Although not proclaimed officially by the U.S. government, this year the State Department announced that it will honor Arab Americans this month, stating that Arab Americans’ “contributions to the US ‘are as old as America itself.’” Arab Americans come from over twenty different countries and cultures, and have long […]

Tech Can Do Better: Addressing Disparities in Tech with Moses Harris & Lawrence Humphrey

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial topic for any industry. One industry in particular that has been under the spotlight for the lack of diversity representation as well as exclusionary and inequitable work environments for diverse identity groups. Wired Magazine recently wrote an article about Silicon Valley’s diversity and recruitment structures that actually hinder opportunities […]

Work with Gen Z: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for the Next Generation

My guest, Pranam Lipinski,  has co-founded several innovative organizations whose missions are to serve diverse groups. He is the co-founder of Work with Gen Z, an organization devoted to  educating employers on practices for creating effective work environments for the next generation of workers. He also co-founded Door of Clubs, an online platform that connects […]

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Exploring the Nuances of Immigrant Identity: An Interview with Margarita Rozenfeld

Is it possible to be a refugee and still have privilege? How do we make space for the multiple layers of our complex stories? Margarita Rozenfeld is the President of Incite International, a consulting and coaching firm that helps organizations become more effective by aligning their vision, culture and people. She shares how her personal [...]

Exploring Inclusion and Equity for People with Disabilities and Long Term Care Needs: A Conversation with Holly Carmichael and Michael Murray of GT Independence

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 […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training is More Necessary Than Ever

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. […]

Using Theatre to Foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: An Interview with Kimberly Dailey of Dailey Innovations, Inc.

On today’s show I have Kimberly Dailey, the CEO of Dailey Innovations. Kimberly is an organizational development specialist with over 20 years of experience partnering with clients to bring clarity, focus, and alignment to their diverse teams. Kimberly’s approach combines the arts, organizational behavior and psychology, and neuroscience. Her work with organizations brings together not just [...]

Building Supporting Relationships Among Women of Color and White Women to Achieve Gender Parity: An Interview with Kami Anderson and Joy Wiggins

My guests on the podcast this week are Dr. Kami Anderson and Dr. Joy Wiggins, co-authors of the newly released book, From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace.  I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by the authors and based on the book. It was an […]

How to Guide Behavior Change for Diversity and Inclusion: An Interview with Joe Gerstandt

This week’s podcast guest is Joe Gerstandt. Joe is renowned speaker, author and advisor who works with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small non-profits in they diversity and inclusion efforts. Joe and I talked about his early life growing up in rural Iowa, his early exposure to diversity when he joined the Marine […]