The Diversity Pivot
The purpose of this podcast is to have the uncomfortable conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion that we all need to be having to PIVOT towards positive social change.
155: Jeff Joyce - Calling in Our Allies
155: Jeff Joyce - Calling in Our Allies
Jeff Joyce is the Chief Financial Officer at Elements Financial Federal Credit Union and is a member of the Elements Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Jeff joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: Why industry is not an excuse for the lack of diversityTalk tracks to bring white men into the DEI conversationThe importance of baby steps in building DEI and getting feedback Find Jeff on Linkedin and and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
154: Chris Dale - What White Male CEOs are Doing to Drive Positive Change
Chris Dale is President of Piper Companies and Zachary Piper Solutions. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion and leadership journeys. Chris and his leadership team are new on their diversity and inclusion journey. He comes to share vulnerably about: - A window into the DEI activities that are driving true inclusion - How to measure DEI and set up an effective DEI council - Why privilege is a chance to be an ally for positive change Meet Chris and his team at https://www.pipercompanies.com/ and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com
Nov 21 2021
153: Anthony Paradiso - Being an Ally in our Local Communities
Anthony Paradiso is the Founder & President of AllThingzAP and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Anthony joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: - How to be an ally for diversity and inclusion in your local community - Why it matters that all people feel like they can be their full authentic selves at work - How to navigate uncomfortable conversations at diversity and signal to others you want to be ally Connect with Anthony at https://www.allthingzap.com and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Nov 14 2021
152: Shanti Brien - The Roots of Systemic Racism
Shanti Bright Brien is a criminal defense attorney and co-Founder of Fogbreak Justice, a national organization that collaborates with criminal justice professionals, civic leaders and business change-makers who are serious about fairness, equity and inclusion. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Shanti joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: - The criminal justice system has become one of the most obvious examples of systemic racism - Being an ally means knowing how to support in the way people need and want it - The importance of truly understanding the problem before trying to address systemic change Connect with Shanti at Fogbreak Justice and get her book Almost Innocent: From Searching to Saved in America’s Criminal Justice System and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Nov 7 2021
151: Asif Sadiq - Moving from Activism to Systemic Change
Asif Sadiq has managed diversity and inclusion for Warner Media, Adidas, and E&Y. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Asif joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: - Driving real systemic change as an organization - Appreciating someone’s full diversity beyond the checkboxes - Moving beyond mentorship to sponsorship as an ally Connect with Asif at https://www.linkedin.com/in/asif-sadiq-mbe-b8a58b14/ and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Oct 31 2021
150: Phil Rose - You Don’t Have to Have a Daughter to be a White Male Ally
Phil Rose helps organizations get the most out of their purpose. He helps leaders uncover their full potential and engage their teams. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Phil joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: - How his relationship with with his daughter has helped him be a better ally - Why it is critical to understand that diversity is a problem before trying to solve it - How to be an inclusive leader as a white, straight, cisgender man Learn more about Phil at https://www.igniumconsult.com/ and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Oct 24 2021
149: Hira Ali - How to be an Ally for Other Ethnicities
Hira Aliis the Chief Executive Officer of Advancing Your Potential, Managing Director of International Women Empowerment Events, Co-Founder of Career Excel and Co-Founder of The Grey Area. She is also an author of books focused on women in leadership and allyship. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Hira joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: - Why allies do not need to have all the answers and that is okay - The danger of seeing diversity from a single category - How to get to know people different than you in a good way Follow Hira at https://www.linkedin.com/in/hira-ali-careercoach and https://advancingyourpotential.com/ and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Oct 17 2021
148: Patty Beach - Gender is a Social Construct
Patty Beach is founder of LeadershipSmarts. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Patty is the author of The Art of Alignment: A Practical Guide for Inclusive Leadership and the Versatility Factor Profile, an assessment for gender intelligent and inclusive leadership. On this episode, Patty shares: - How to empathize with people different from yourself - What code switching is and how to be an ally for those that experience it - Proven frameworks to support psychological safety for others Connect with Patty at www.leadershipsmarts.com and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Oct 10 2021
147: Phillip Spencer - Moving from a Silent Culture to a Loud Culture
Phillip Spencer is a Talent Management & Development Manager at Entegris where he leads Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. On the Diversity Pivot Podcast, we're having tough conversations about privilege, inclusion, and leadership journeys. Phillip joins the podcast to share vulnerably about: His own story of learning to be loud about diversityWhy silence is the enemy of diversity and inclusionPractical ways to signal to others you want to be an ally Connect with Phillip at https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillipjspencer/ and meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com.
Oct 3 2021
146: Mark Fenton - How to Get More White Men Involved in Diversity & Inclusion?
Mark Fenton is the founder & CEO of the specialised Diversity, Inclusion & Coaching firm called MASF Consulting. He joins us to discuss his own White male journey into diversity and inclusion, while offering a crash course on how to be an ally for others. Together, we discuss: How affinity bias or similarity bias can prevent us from engaging in diversity conversations and how to overcome itThe importance of psychological safety and knowing your ally whyHow to set ally targets and address systemic changes at a me, us, and it level Connect with Mark at www.masf.ie. Connect with Julie at NextPivotPoint.com .
Sep 26 2021
Season 7 Wrap Up
Season 7 is a wrap! Thank you for being an ally and listening to our experts on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Julie unpacks the key themes from this season's guests, with a special preview of season 8. Find Julie at nextpivotpoint.com and @nextpivotpoint
Aug 8 2021
145: Teresa Sande - How to Battle Imposter Syndrome
Teresa Sande is an imposter syndrome expert. Because 82% of people face imposter syndrome, she wrote the book Find Your Fierce to help people facing imposter syndrome. She shares how: Systems are not built to support people with diverse backgroundsStrategies to manage your inner critic with tools on awareness - interruption - momentumAllies can help support women and people of color to battle imposter syndrome Her book Find Your Fierce is available for order on her website now at www.TeresaSande.com or via Amazon. Find Julie at nextpivotpoint.com or @nextpivotpoint
Aug 1 2021
144: Sorcha Mulligan - Diversity is not a Zero Sum Game
Sorcha Mulligan grew up in a multicultural household that valued diversity. Because of her own experiences in male and pale workplaces, she realized she wanted to be different and to push for change for all people. Together, we unpack: The diversity zero sum game mentality and why it is flawedQuestions to develop a growth mindset for inclusionWhy learning is the biggest step you can take to commit to diversity Connect with Sorcha at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sorchamulligan/. Check out the full resource list at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cKjJMoUyGHsnz6PkLgXykynCxt0cgIz7NvvTOuGSbzs. Find Julie at nextpivotpoint.com or @nextpivotpoint
Jul 25 2021
143: Rosalie Chamberlain - What is Conscious Leadership?
Rosalie Chamberlain believes that diversity is all around us, but inclusion is a personal choice. She is an author of the book Conscious Leadership in the Workplace. She shares: The role self-awareness plays in being an inclusive leaderWhat code switching is and its harmful impact on belongingThe problem with cultural fit vs. cultural add in screening out diverse talent Connect with Rosalie at https://rosaliechamberlainconsulting.com/. Find Julie at nextpivotpoint.com and @nextpivotpoint .
Jul 18 2021
142: Chelsea Akers - The Myths of Diversity Recruiting & How to Overcome Them
Chelsea Akers is co-founder of Level D&I Solutions. Level provides a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations obtain and retain diverse talent and improve working conditions for underrepresented groups in business. In this episode, you will learn: What to do if you are not diverse yet, but want to recruit diverse talentWhy Gen Z’s unwavering commitment to differences and values will impact your businessThe myths of diversity recruiting and how to overcome them Connect with Chelsea and her firm Level D&I Solutions at https://www.linkedin.com/company/leveldi/. Find Julie at https://nextpivotpoint.com/ or @nextpivotpoint.
Jul 11 2021
141: Alyshia Madlem - What a Consistent DEI Strategy Looks Like
Alyshia Madlem, is an EVP at Statwax, and client at Next Pivot Point. She joins the podcast to discuss their diversity, equity and inclusion journey with key insights into: How to craft a robust diversity, equity and inclusion strategyWhy baby steps over big strides matter along the journey to inclusionWhat success looks like a year into diversity and inclusion efforts and where challenges still exist Connect with Alyshia at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyshiakisormadlem/. Find Julie at https://nextpivotpoint.com/ or @nextpivotpoint.
Jul 4 2021
140: Stacey Gordon - How to Intentionally Recruit and Hire Diverse Talent
Stacey Gordon is leading at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and workplace culture, as CEO and Chief Diversity Strategist of Rework Work. She teaches organizations how to intentionally recruit and hire diverse talent. Together, we cover: -The difference between intentional and unintentional inclusive hiring practices -Mistakes to avoid when recruiting and hiring diverse talent -Why empathy is critical to showing up as an inclusive hiring manager Connect with Stacey at https://reworkwork.com/blueprint . Find Julie at https://nextpivotpoint.com/ or @nextpivotpoint.
Jun 27 2021
139: Sabreet Kang Rajeev - A Window Into the First Generation Immigrant Experience
Sabreet Kang Rajeev is a first-generation Indian American of Sikh descent. Sabreet is a full-time Social-Science Researcher and part-time writer. She is driven to raise awareness and empathy for a minority group of Indian Americans who do not historically come from educational or economic privilege. Together, we discuss: The importance of understanding of subcultures within diversityHow to check your stereotypes about Asian AmericansThe different lenses of first generation immigrants Connect with Sabreet at https://www.sabreetkangrajeev.com/. Find Julie at https://nextpivotpoint.com/ or @nextpivotpoint.
Jun 20 2021
138: Stacia Garr - Diversity is About Conflict Resolution
Stacia Garr is a DEIB research expert. She measures diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace leveraging research-based approaches. Together, we cover: The rise of people analytics and how to measure cultural diversityHow to create and sustain a culture of belonging through psychological safety and beyondThe importance of starting with openness as an inclusive leadership tool Learn more about Stacia's research DEIB Tech 2021 Overview - RedThread Research. Find Julie at https://nextpivotpoint.com/ or @nextpivotpoint.
Jun 13 2021
137: Amanda Davie - Listening Strategies to Lead Like an Ally
Amanda Davie is an executive and leadership coach, co-founder of Equal Talent, seasoned entrepreneur and business leader. She joins the Next Pivot Point podcast to share: The five selves of emotional intelligence and why EQ is critical as an inclusive leaderHow to listen fully with your EARs (empathy, affirmation, reflection, and summary)How the pandemic has set back workplace inclusion and what to do about it Connect with Amanda at https://equaltalent.com/. Find Julie at https://nextpivotpoint.com/ or @nextpivotpoint.
Jun 6 2021