178: Transformations and Trust Building When Creating Equitable Workspaces with Dr. Jill Wener

The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Aug 24 2023 • 34 mins

Ever pondered over the secrets to a remarkable career metamorphosis? Or how one can foster a culture of trust and growth within diverse environments? Sit back and let Dr. Jill Weiner, a board-certified physician, anti-racism educator, and conscious health meditation teacher, unravel these mysteries.

Dr. Weiner's own career transformation stands as a testament to finding that perfect fit in professional life, a place where you not only perform at your peak but also make a positive impact. Together, we delve into the art of building trust, particularly in spaces enriched with diverse identities. It's a journey of learning to navigate these spaces with grace, humility, acknowledging the automatic respect often granted to white professionals, and the need to foster an environment where mistakes only pave the path for growth.

But the journey doesn't end there. We navigate further to unearth the impact of stereotypes on career advancement. Dr. Weiner shares her insights into the challenges marginalized professionals face in being recognized for their potential. We discuss the importance of acknowledging personal biases and finding ways to counteract them. Wrapping up our insightful journey, we highlight the importance of personal growth and allyship. Because at the end of the day, it's our actions and thoughts, our willingness to align with our values, and act upon them that can shape us into better allies and leaders. Tune in for this engaging conversation, and you might just discover a new perspective.

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