Empowering Women in the Workplace: An Interview with Dr. Martha Miller

Almost every conversation I have had with women in my peer group of late has started with a sigh, followed by some form of the following sentiment, “I am just so busy I can barely keep my head above water.” We feel torn quite literally torn apart by the ever shifting and competing demands to…

Season 1 Episode 11: Invisible Wounds: A Conversation with David Shade, Entrepreneur, War Hero, Survivor

How is resilience linked to diversity, inclusion and identity? What invisible wounds do people carry with them into the workplace and their personal relationships? How do we help ourselves and others build resilience, to not “spring back” but and thrive in our new existence? David Shade is an entrepreneur, a veteran, and a war hero,…

Inclusive Conversations with Mary-Frances Winters

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Mary-Frances Winters, one of the foremost thought leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mary-Frances is the founder and CEO of The Winters Group, a consulting firm focusing on global organizational development and diversity and inclusion work. For the past 35 years she has impacted hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals…

Season 1 Episode 9: Organizational Culture, Diversity & Inclusion – A Conversation with Veritas Culture

Chris Armstrong and Vince Brantley are the Co-Owners of Veritas Culture (www.veritasculture.com) and highly sought-after consultants, facilitators, speakers, and coaches in the areas of organizational culture and diversity and inclusion (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cultureexecutive. Their upcoming book, Unmasking the Culture Culprit, will be released March 2020! TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE Maria Morukian: Welcome to the Culture Stew podcast. I'm…

Season 1 Episode 8: Exploring History to Understand the Present with Dr. Carmen Foster

Dr. Carmen F. Foster is a native of Richmond, VA, with extensive professional experience in public administration, higher education administration, museum administration, community service and outreach. As an historian focusing on race and segregation in the South, Dr. Foster weaves fascinating stories of her childhood with historical data to illustrate the patterns of oppression that…

Season 1 Episode 7: The Imposter Syndrome

Why do so many of us remain convinced we are going to fail or we're not good enough, even when all evidence points to the contrary? In this episode, I interviewed a number of high achievers who have all at some point suffered from the imposter syndrome and explored ways to manage that pesky internal…

Season 1 Episode 6: Chris Haigh

Chris Haigh is the founder of True Change Associates (TCA). TCA’s mission is to work in community with people and organizations to move through personal growth to creating lasting institutional and systemic change around equity and inclusion. We talked about so many things--acknowledging all of the dimensions of power and privilege that impact our lenses;…

Season 1: Episode 2 Kay Anuluoha

Kay Anuluoha is the co-owner of Kutula by Africana, an LA-based company specializing in authentic African fabrics and design, who has become the most sought-after costume design showroom for the TV and film industry, including serving as the costumers for movies like Black Panther and The Avengers. Kutula translates to “leap forward” in Zambian, and…