Diverseek

Jolene Mei / Madhu Nair

Are you passionate about fostering diversity within your workforce? Tune in to our podcast as we explore the insights and expertise of renowned DEI specialists who have successfully implemented diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives within prominent organizations. Gain inspiration and practical guidance on how to effectively introduce DEI programs in your own workplace. Visit diverseek.com to discover more!

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The Optimal Level of Health and Addressing Health Disparities | Bridget Hurd (VP  of Inclusion and Diversity, and Chief Diversity Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)
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The Optimal Level of Health and Addressing Health Disparities | Bridget Hurd (VP of Inclusion and Diversity, and Chief Diversity Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)
Bridget Hurd serves as the Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity and holds the role of Chief Diversity Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She is dedicated to facilitating connections between individuals and the resources necessary for them to thrive. Her commitment extends to fostering employee growth, fostering connections, and promoting understanding across cultures, communities, generations, work styles, and perspectives. With more than 27 years of experience, Bridget has demonstrated expertise in addressing inclusion, diversity, health equity, community relations, and corporate social responsibility.Her contributions have been recognized through several prestigious awards and accolades. In 2020, she was honored with the DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes award for her efforts in advancing equity during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Diversity Council named her one of the Top 100 Diversity Officers in 2021. Furthermore, in 2023, she was acknowledged as one of DiversityGlobal Magazine’s Top 15 Influential Women in Diversity and was celebrated as a Notable Leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Crain’s Detroit Business.Bridget is known for her warm and engaging personality, which fosters an environment of inclusion and belonging. She believes passionately in the power of Inclusion and Diversity to bring people together, allowing them to share their stories and experiences for mutual learning and growth.LINKSLinkedinKFF Survey Findings Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
DEI as an Innovation Strategy | Dr. Charlyn Hilliman (Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer @ Capella University)
Mar 25 2024
DEI as an Innovation Strategy | Dr. Charlyn Hilliman (Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer @ Capella University)
Dr. Charlyn holds the position of Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Capella University, where she draws inspiration from witnessing the university's collective commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for both students and employees. Dr. Charlyn is deeply touched by the daily inquiries she receives from individuals eager to engage in this vital work. With expertise in information technology, she adeptly integrates cutting-edge innovations with governmental regulations, policies, and institutional strategic planning. A former active-duty member of the United States Air Force, Dr. Charlyn holds two Master's Degrees and a PhD in Criminal Justice, and she has served as a Subject Matter Expert in Research, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration. Recognizing the importance of inclusive education, Charlyn strategically focuses on developing approaches to effectively engage learners from diverse backgrounds. She employs techniques to build trust, encourage open communication, and tailor teaching methods to meet the unique needs of each student.LINKSLinkedin Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Historical, Present, and Future Implications of the Affirmative Action Ruling | Dr. Ketwana Schoos (Chief DEI Officer @ Community College of Allegheny County)
Mar 11 2024
Historical, Present, and Future Implications of the Affirmative Action Ruling | Dr. Ketwana Schoos (Chief DEI Officer @ Community College of Allegheny County)
Dr. Ketwana serves as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at the Community College of Alleghany County. With a fervent dedication, she strives to cultivate environments where students and employees feel welcomed, included, and safe, fostering a sense of belonging. With over two decades of experience as an administrator and faculty member, Dr. Ketwana has championed diversity, equity, and inclusion across various college and university settings. Concurrently serving as a professor of African American History and Cultural Diversity Studies, she seamlessly integrates her academic expertise with her role as a DEI Administrator. Dr. Ketwana possesses extensive knowledge in Title IX, civil rights, strategic planning, and compliance.LINKSLinkedinCourt CasesNBC News - Tracking Supreme Court Decisions  Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. Bakke (1978) Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina (2023) Diverse Education - Biden Admin Affirmative Action Guidance  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ResourcesFerris State University - Jim Crow Museum of Racist Imagery Anti-Defamation League Hate on Display – Hate Symbols Database Education Week – Critical Race Theory Title IX ResourcesUS Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights: Title IX and Sex Discrimination Inside Higher Ed – Students Press Biden Administration to Finalize New Title IX Rules  Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Reassessing Introversion | Aliah Berman (Chief Diversity Officer @ TBWA Worldwide)
Feb 12 2024
Reassessing Introversion | Aliah Berman (Chief Diversity Officer @ TBWA Worldwide)
Aliah Berman, the Global Chief Diversity Officer at TBWA Worldwide, is deeply passionate about the intrinsic value of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work, viewing it as a profound alignment with her soul. In her pivotal role, she spearheads the vision, strategy, and execution of TBWA's DEI efforts on a global scale. Beyond her corporate responsibilities, Aliah actively contributes to DEI initiatives, serving on the board for TEMPO—an organization empowering women in leadership—and the advisory board for Marquette University’s Institute for Women’s Leadership.Beyond her professional endeavors, Aliah brings joy to children through her talent for different character voices, captivating them during storytime. Despite her influential role and engaging persona, Aliah proudly identifies as an introvert, challenging stereotypes with her unique and multifaceted approach to life.LINKSLinkedinQuiet by Susan Cain Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
From Internalized Racism to Interconnection: Exploring an Asian American Experience | Jaslyn Nguyen (DEI Officer @ University of Colorado Denver)
Jan 29 2024
From Internalized Racism to Interconnection: Exploring an Asian American Experience | Jaslyn Nguyen (DEI Officer @ University of Colorado Denver)
Join us in conversation with Jaslyn Nguyen as we delve into her insights on 'From Internalized Racism to Interconnection: Exploring an Asian American Experience.Jaslyn, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at the University of Colorado Denver, is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable and equitable environment that nurtures a profound sense of belonging. In her role, she leverages her expertise to create diverse opportunities for networking and career development. As the President of her campus' Vietnamese Student Association, Jaslyn actively contributes to cultural engagement efforts.Her motivation is fueled by active participation in an Empowering Women in Business course, providing valuable insights that she aims to apply in her ongoing efforts on campus. Notably, Jaslyn is poised to follow in the footsteps of her parents and three older brothers, all alumni of UC Denver, as she is on the path to becoming one herself.LINKSLinkedinDemystifying and Addressing Internalized Racism and Oppression Among Asian Americans by Wei-Chin Hwang  Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Frame, Reframe, and Act: Advancing DEI Post Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action | Jobi Martinez (Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer @ Harris Health System)
Jan 15 2024
Frame, Reframe, and Act: Advancing DEI Post Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action | Jobi Martinez (Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer @ Harris Health System)
Join us for a conversation with Jobi Martinez, a DEI trailblazer with over 20 years of expertise, she leads our discussion on "Frame, Reframe, and Act: DEI Post Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action." Explore insights and actionable steps for a more inclusive future with Jobi.Jobi serves as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Harris Health System, where her commitment to ensuring equitable access to health, wellness, employment, and education fuels her passion for making a positive impact on people's lives. With over two decades of experience in her field, Jobi has dedicated herself to building organizations, influencing campus culture, addressing diversity and inclusion challenges, and implementing effective policies, practices, and procedures.A sought-after speaker, Jobi has addressed diverse audiences on topics such as "Becoming an Antiracist Campus" and "Building a Difficult Dialogue Infrastructure." Beyond her professional achievements, Jobi embodies a series of "firsts" as a first-generation American citizen, first-generation college student, first-generation professional, and first-generation PhD. She expresses deep gratitude for the opportunities she has received and acknowledges the pivotal role individuals in her family played in their collective journey.Originally from Muleshoe, Texas, Jobi brings a warm and engaging presence to any conversation. As a natural conversation starter, she invites dialogue and connection. Outside of her professional pursuits, Jobi enjoys the lively rhythms of salsa and Tejano dancing, adding a vibrant and dynamic dimension to her multifaceted personality.LINKSLinkedin Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Fostering an Inclusive Culture through Impactful and Mindful Communication | Turquoise Peart (HRBP @ Centuri Group)
Jan 1 2024
Fostering an Inclusive Culture through Impactful and Mindful Communication | Turquoise Peart (HRBP @ Centuri Group)
A Deep-Dive Discussion with Turquoise Peart on Cultivating an Inclusive Culture through Impactful and Mindful Communication.Turquoise is a motivational speaker who highlights the collective human experience through the power of voice. She is passionate about connecting with humanity and uses her words to heal, inspire, transform, unite and impact communities and people. Turquoise has been featured in USA Today’s 2021 “Race in America” Special Edition and was recently appointed to the Community Relations Commission of Oak Park, a suburb right outside of Chicago, where she will work under a Chair and Chief Diversity Officer to help cultivate a more diverse, inclusive and equitable local community through its initiatives. Turquoise has held many different leadership positions in the DEI space, and she brings her bold and innovative ideas in driving strategic change in the work that she does. She has been commended for her emotional intelligence, ability to bring an equity focus to foster a culture of reputable professionalism, compassion, and innovation. Also, Turquoise is bilingual and she graduated with her MBA at the age of 19.LINKSLinkedin Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Bringing Gravitas to the Realm of Belonging | Jorge Quezada (Chief Diversity Officer and VP of People & Culture @ Granite Construction)
Dec 18 2023
Bringing Gravitas to the Realm of Belonging | Jorge Quezada (Chief Diversity Officer and VP of People & Culture @ Granite Construction)
An insightful conversation with Jorge Quezada on elevating the significance of Belonging in the Workplace.Jorge, serving as the Chief Diversity Officer and VP of People & Culture at Granite Construction, brings a wealth of experience to the construction industry. Additionally, he is the host of the Construction DEI Talks podcast, where he imparts valuable insights and actionable steps for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the sector. With a career spanning over 25 years in human resources, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development, Jorge is on a mission to guide leaders in translating insights into tangible actions, challenging perspectives, and addressing the crucial aspect of belonging. A certified coach and consultant in brain-based coaching, psychological safety, and the Kolbe Concept, Jorge endeavors to inspire others to live, love, and inspire.LINKSLinkedinConstruction DEI Talks Podcast Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Embracing Possibilities, Not Focusing on Deficits : Neuro inclusion | Jessica Michaels (Neurodiversity Leadership Coach and Speaker)
Dec 4 2023
Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Embracing Possibilities, Not Focusing on Deficits : Neuro inclusion | Jessica Michaels (Neurodiversity Leadership Coach and Speaker)
A Thought-Provoking Discussion with Jessica Michaels on Embracing Opportunities Over Deficits.Jessica Michaels, a Neurodiversity Leadership Coach and Speaker at The Neurodiverse Workplace, is dedicated to raising awareness and fostering acceptance of neurodiversity and neuro inclusion. Their mission is to create workplaces that provide support and enable all employees to excel. Jessica shares insights on crafting neuro inclusive workplaces, with a specialization in the intersection of neuro inclusion and leadership. Their presentations have garnered acclaim for being captivating, relevant, and thought-provoking. They challenge the preconceived notion that neurodivergent traits are incompatible with leadership. Jessica firmly believes that neurodivergent leaders can harness their exceptional talents and overcome communication challenges.LINKSLinkedinWebsite Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Embracing the Commitment to DEI | La’Chara Holbrook (Founder & CEO of Elite Potential LLC)
Nov 20 2023
Embracing the Commitment to DEI | La’Chara Holbrook (Founder & CEO of Elite Potential LLC)
A thoughtful conversation with La’Chara Holbrook about Embracing Our Commitment to DEI.La’Chara is the Founder & CEO of Elite Potential LLC. She is a Global Strategic Leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and an Executive Educator, dedicated to assisting businesses in discovering their core mission and crafting a strategic DEI plan. La’Chara's unwavering commitment to equity is mirrored by her deep passion for personal growth. With a career that has seen her contribute her expertise as a Subject Matter Expert at NASA and assume the role of Chief Empathy Officer at #BiasCorrect, La’Chara is renowned for her multifaceted talents and remarkable insights.La’Chara is renowned as an Architect of cultural equity. She has collaborated with numerous organizations, architecting frameworks that facilitate the creation of cultures founded on principles of inclusion, equity, and belonging. Through her strategic leadership and commitment to building a better future, La’Chara continues to be a driving force in fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments.LINKSLinkedinHarvard Implicit Bias Test Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Democratizing DEI | Netta Jenkins (CEO @ Aerodei)
Nov 6 2023
Democratizing DEI | Netta Jenkins (CEO @ Aerodei)
Engage in a reflective dialogue with Netta Jenkins on the Democratization of DEI.Netta, the CEO of Aerodei, is deeply committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for all. Her remarkable contributions in this field have garnered global recognition. She was honored as one of the top 7 Anti-Racism educators in the world by Forbes and delivered a groundbreaking TEDx talk titled “Reimagining the Workplace.” In 2020, she earned a spot on LinkedIn's prestigious list of Top Voices for Equity in the Workplace. Netta's latest book, “The Inclusive Organization: Real Solutions, Impactful Change, and Meaningful Diversity,” was also featured by Forbes as one of the top 4 DEI books to read. Her extensive achievements include serving as an expert consultant, being featured in CIO Views publication as one of "The Top 10 Most Influential Black Women in Business to Follow in 2021," and holding an Advisory Member position with the City of Telosa. Netta's accomplishments in the field of equity and inclusion are truly commendable.LINKSLinkedinThe Inclusive Organization by Netta JenkinsAerodei Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Aligning Talent Acquisition with DEI : A Review of Healthcare Disparities | Saqi Mehta (Head of Talent Acquisition + Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ GoodRx)
Oct 30 2023
Aligning Talent Acquisition with DEI : A Review of Healthcare Disparities | Saqi Mehta (Head of Talent Acquisition + Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ GoodRx)
Exploring Healthcare Disparities through a Thoughtful Conversation with Saqi Mehta.Saqi Mehta, the Head of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Good Rx, is a distinguished business and academic leader boasting over two decades of experience in the startup arena and collaboration with Fortune 500 companies. With an unwavering commitment to the future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and a special focus on health equity, Saqi serves as an empathetic coach fostering a deeper appreciation for intersectionality. She is a renowned speaker and advisor to startups in the realms of HR policy, recruitment, and DEI strategies. Saqi is widely respected for her innate talent for bringing people together, characterized by her exceptional intelligence and remarkable ability to think creatively beyond conventional boundaries.LINKSLinkedin Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Representation and Capacity Building in Music and Arts Education : Dr. Roque (Rocky) Diaz (Senior Director of DEI @ MacPhail Center for Music)
Oct 16 2023
Representation and Capacity Building in Music and Arts Education : Dr. Roque (Rocky) Diaz (Senior Director of DEI @ MacPhail Center for Music)
A thoughtful conversation with Dr. Roque (Rocky) Diaz as we explore representation and capacity building in music and arts education.Dr. Roque Diaz is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MacPhail Center of Music and the founder of Progressing Forward LLC, a consultancy specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Arts and Culture sector. He's dedicated to promoting representation and inclusivity, serving as the Equity and Diversity Chair for the Minnesota Music Educators Association, contributing to national committees, and performing as a trumpeter in renowned orchestras and Broadway shows. Roque is described as a passionate, persistent, and astute leader, committed to advancing DEI in arts education. Outside of his professional life, he's an avid collector of Transformers with over 500 action figures and enjoys crafting epic war stories with his son on weekends.LINKSLinkedinLinktreeDedication: I dedicate this journey to my beautiful son, you get to be whoever you want to be. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. As the wise Kermit the frog once said, “Life is like a movie, write your own ending.” And to any other historically excluded and marginalized person, this podcast conversation is dedicated to us. We are the global majority. We are here. We have always been here. Let our voices and lived experiences resonate freely. - Dr. Roque Diaz Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Thinking about Supplier Diversity? More about Connection, Support, and Impact : Hector Martinez (Vice President of Supplier Diversity, Senior Procurement Relationship Manager @ US Bank)
Oct 2 2023
Thinking about Supplier Diversity? More about Connection, Support, and Impact : Hector Martinez (Vice President of Supplier Diversity, Senior Procurement Relationship Manager @ US Bank)
Hector serves as the Vice President of Supplier Diversity and holds the role of Senior Procurement Relationship Manager at US Bank. His fervor lies in creating a meaningful difference by tackling socio-economic disparities within our community. Hector adopts a hands-on leadership approach, showcasing his prowess in human resource development and adept program management. He has been instrumental in furnishing entrepreneurs with the essential self-empowerment and resources required to attain enduring success. Hector's leadership is characterized by his unwavering motivation, encouragement, and thoughtful guidance to his team. His brilliance, combined with an exceptional understanding of community dynamics, sets him apart as an exceptional leader.LINKSLinkedinDISCLAIMER - Please Note - All statements made by Hector during the podcast are solely his own and do not express the views or opinions of his employer. Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
The Nexus of Well-Being - Embracing Inclusion & Fostering Belonging : Kimberly Wolf Price (Chief Strategy and Diversity Officer @ Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC)
Sep 18 2023
The Nexus of Well-Being - Embracing Inclusion & Fostering Belonging : Kimberly Wolf Price (Chief Strategy and Diversity Officer @ Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC)
Join us for a conversation with Kimberley Wolf Price for an enlightening discussion on the Nexus of Well-being, where we explore the importance of Inclusion and the nurturing of Belonging.Kim assumes the vital role of Chief Strategy and Diversity Officer at Bond, Scheneck & King PLLC, spearheading the creation of comprehensive training curricula, impactful programs, and leadership avenues for her team. Her dedication to catalyzing transformative shifts within the legal sphere is palpable, exemplified by her dynamic role as the podcast host of Legally Bond! Kim is an active and engaged member of the New York State Bar, holding a significant position on the Association's Executive Committee for the Women in Law Section, and actively contributing to the Bar's Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. Renowned for her exceptional leadership, Kim is hailed as a consummate professional who underscores the importance of attentively hearing the voices of the upcoming generation of legal practitioners. DISCLAIMER - Please Note - All statements made by Kim during the podcast are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of her employer.LINKSLinkedinLegally Bond Podcast Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Social Economics, Organizational Review, and Differentiating DEI & Affirmative Action : Kasey Price (DEI Leader @ Braskem America)
Sep 4 2023
Social Economics, Organizational Review, and Differentiating DEI & Affirmative Action : Kasey Price (DEI Leader @ Braskem America)
Kasey Price holds the esteemed role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader at Braskem America. Her deep-rooted passion lies in promoting equity and fostering access, particularly in the realms of education, racial dynamics, and economic parity. With an extensive background spanning over 15 years, Kasey has been a driving force in both nonprofit and for-profit domains, showcasing her prowess in training, facilitation, strategic planning, and the establishment of equitable initiatives. Notably recognized for her expertise in financial literacy and lauded for her skill in leading candid and empathetic discussions about race and identity, Kasey stands as a beacon of transformative change within her field.DISCLAIMER: Please Note - All statements made by Kasey during the podcast are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of her employer.LINKSLinkedin Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Clarity and Alignment: Harnessing the Power of the Intercultural Development Inventory for Transformation : Yiselle Santos Rivera (Architect and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion @ HKS Inc.)
Aug 21 2023
Clarity and Alignment: Harnessing the Power of the Intercultural Development Inventory for Transformation : Yiselle Santos Rivera (Architect and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion @ HKS Inc.)
Engage in a Dialogue with Yiselle Santos Rivera to uncover the power of  Intercultural Development Inventory as a catalyst for change.Yiselle is an Architect, Principal and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at HKS Inc. She is the founder of Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design, or WIELD, and serves on the AIA National Board. She is passionate about creating platforms for other people to find their own voice, have curiosity without fear of failure, and test out how they want to show up with confidence. Yiselle is an activist architect and works to dismantle barriers, bring visibility to underrepresented designers, and encourages processes of co-creation to provide equitable access to care for all. She was named as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of DC by Women We Admire and is the winner of the AIA 2022 Young Architects Award. Yiselle is an advocate, thought leader, and trusted advisor. She is driven to infuse the design profession with empathy and consideration for people from all walks of life. Lastly, some fun facts about Yiselle, in high school she was considering going into ministry and is fascinated by theology and psychology. LINKSLinkedinIntercultural Development Inventory Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.
Navigating Discomfort and Building Unity: Exploring the Dynamics of Privilege : Jeronda Hill ( Chief Club Experience & D.E.I. Officer @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin)
Aug 7 2023
Navigating Discomfort and Building Unity: Exploring the Dynamics of Privilege : Jeronda Hill ( Chief Club Experience & D.E.I. Officer @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin)
Embark on an Engaging Dialogue with Jeronda Hill on Unveiling the Complexities of Privilege and its Dynamics.Jeronda Hill, the Chief Club Experience & DEI Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, has a deep passion for engaging youth in DEI concepts and fostering civic responsibility. Jeronda has dedicated over 18 years to serving in the nonprofit sector. Recognizing hate as a learned behavior, she approaches youth with compassion, aiming to promote inclusion and acceptance. Through her leadership, Jeronda has successfully implemented various programs that instill values of diversity acceptance, love, kindness, and courageous conversations among both youth and staff. Beyond her impactful work, she also finds joy in music and hones her skills as a DJ, often entertaining children at parties hosted by the Boys & Girls Club.LINKSLinkedinDISCLAIMER - Please Note - All statements made by Jeronda during the podcast are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of her employer. Support the showDISCLAIMER: Please be aware that all statements made by the guest during the podcast are entirely their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of their employer.To know more, visit diverseek.comCREDITSHosted by: Jolene Mei (jolene@diverseek.com)Produced by: Madhu Nair (madhu@diverseek.com)Edited by: Cansin DalakResearched by: Jolene MeiMusic Composed by: Niklas LangProduction Team: Keisha Williams, Prashant Balbar, and Maria Querina.SPONSORED BYSama WDS Sama Consulting Inc.