Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives – An interview with Minal Bopaiah

Check out our conversation with the incredible speaker, author, and facilitator, Minal Bopaiah! In this episode, Minal and Maria dive deep into the value of centering DEI work around equity and what that means in action. Minal’s stories bring to life the importance of challenging systems that uphold inequality, exclusion, and oppression. She offers practical […]

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Teaching Children Inclusion and Diversity: An Interview with Jay Peterson, author of Saxophone Sits Alone

How do we teach children to honor diversity and inclusion? Jay Peterson is a Canadian elementary school music teacher residing in London, Ontario. Jay has written the book Saxophone Sits Alone as a way to discuss inclusion and diversity in the classroom in an accessible yet powerful way. Check out Jay’s book!           […]

Discovering Individual and Systemic Bias: An Interview with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman

Today we sat down with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman to discuss bias and the psychological elements of our biased behaviors. Check out Rehman at https://leadwithdiversity.com/podcast and his new Bias Tool Kit: https://leadwithdiversity.com/bob/ Watch Rehman’s TedX Talk at: https://tedxwinnipeg.ca/speaker/rehman-abdulrehman/

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Culture Stew Season 3 is Here!

Stay tuned for new episodes of Culture Stew with Maria Morukian! This season we’ll continue to explore the many dimensions of our identities that influence our beliefs, behaviors, and blind spots, and serve up practical tools and strategies to engage in meaningful diversity dialogues, foster inclusion in our workplaces, and advocate for equity and justice. […]

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 […]

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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 […]