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

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

Decolonizing Oppressive Institutions: An Interview with Lupita Gonzalez

I had the chance to interview Lupita Gonzalez, founder of The Thrive Advisory LLC. From a young age, Lupita has been an advocate for equity and social justice. After 17 years as a leader in the nonprofit sector, she decided to found The Thrive Advisory, with the purpose We develop inclusive mindsets that innovate, center … Continue reading Decolonizing Oppressive Institutions: An Interview with Lupita Gonzalez

Overcoming Our Human Nature So We Can Foster Inclusion And Belonging: An Interview with Howard Ross

How do we build the world we want to live in, one in which everyone’s story is valued and people feel a deep sense of belonging? We as human beings by nature have a need for belonging, and yet we also have an instinct to divide ourselves from one another. In a time of extreme … Continue reading Overcoming Our Human Nature So We Can Foster Inclusion And Belonging: An Interview with Howard Ross

Building Community Across Differences: An Interview with Harvey Floyd II

In her book, Daring Greatly, Brené Brown says, “The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” What does it look like to show up? How can we show up to and for one another, even when we differ greatly in our ideas and beliefs? How can we allow … Continue reading Building Community Across Differences: An Interview with Harvey Floyd II

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

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

Expansion: The Missing Link to Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion

I was honored to present "The Missing Link to Sustainble Diversity and Inclusion" at TEDx Rose Tree in Media, Pennsylvania in November, 2019. In my talk, I introduced the new concept of "expansion." Here's a little background on the concept: Diversity encompasses all of the dimensions of human identity that make us who we are. … Continue reading Expansion: The Missing Link to Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion