Be a J.E.D.I. Leader: A conversation with Omar L. Harris

Our guest this week, Omar L. Harris, has important insights to share in the intersection of servant leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Omar is founder of Intent Consulting. His work focuses on leadership and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion or J.E.DI. for short. He is the author of “The Servant Leader’s Manifesto” published in […]

Building Community with IDEAS: An Interview with Dan Egol of Inclusion NextWork

In this episode, Maria interviews Dan Egol, co-founder and Executive Director of the Inclusion NextWork, a global network of emerging leaders passionate about innovating the ways we build relationships, organizations, and communities so that everyone can thrive. This episode explores the importance of fostering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice (IDEAS) to drive true […]

Unbias the News

How narrow might your news consumption be and what contributes to that? Today’s podcast guests will share insights from their recent book, Unbias the News – Tina Lee, Director of Ambassador Programmes at Hostwriter, Tanya Pampalone, Managing Editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and Anuradha Sharma, an independent journalist. To learn more about the […]

Consciously Unbiased: An Interview with Ashish Kaushal

Yesterday’s verdict in the case of Derrick Chauvin brought a moment of release and relief for people committed to racial justice and equity.  But the work is far from over. People in our country, in our communities, are pleading for us to treat them as human beings.  Where to begin? It starts with acknowledgement. Acknowledge […]

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 […]