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Episode Info: It's not good enough to make the 'empathy case' for diversity in the workplace, you have to make a 'business case.' That's what our guest today, Jennifer Brown, sets out to do in every meeting, keynote and presentation she gives.  A more inclusive work environment is less stressful, more productive, better equipped to make big decisions and ultimately more profitable. So why are small, medium and large businesses still struggling to throw away bias and include more diverse voices? Where is the gap between leadership that wants to hire a more diverse workforce and finding the people to fill those positions? We'll find that out, plus, what you can do to help yourself or someone that is being marginalized in the workplace.  Jennifer is a dangerous as hell, power-woman ready to fight bias and dish out diversity. You've been warned! About Today’s Guest Jennifer Brown is a leading diversity and inclusion expert, dynamic keynote speaker, best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and host of The Will To Change podcast, which uncovers true stories of diversity and inclusion. As the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, Jennifer’s workplace strategies have been employed by some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits—including Walmart, Microsoft, Starbucks, Toyota Financial Services, T-Mobile, and many others— to help employees bring their full selves to work and feel Welcomed, Valued, Respected and Heard℠ Today’s episode is brought to you by DermaVogue. Click here to learn more about how they provide the most effective, flawless solutions to any skincare or cosmetic need. On today’s podcast... 5:58 - Jennifer Brown is a dangerous as hell power woman and loving it 10:24 - How coming out to her parents at 22 influenced her work with diversity and inclusion 13:35 - The challenges of leading a company away from layered stigmas and bias 18:30 - Silence speaks volumes 22:00 - From unaware to aware to active to advocate 26:11 - What to do about toxic workplace whether you're being marginalized or not. 32:06 - Equity begins in the recruitment stage 37:30 - The business case for diversity 41:20 - It feels so good to be wanted and needed 47:00 - The bias and marginalization that we still don't want to talk about. 51:36 - Go back and listen to our episode on Televerde with Michelle Cirocco.  55:52 - Bringing your full self Join our exclusive fan community, Warner World, for more Gina, Rachel and Women Your Mother Warned You About More about Gina Gina Trimarco is CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results (training and strategy company) and Carolina Improv Company (comedy club and school). She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. A true Chicago city girl, her much older father trained her in sales starting at...
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