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 […]

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/

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]