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45 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Pay Transparency: To Share or Not to Share?
Talking about money, including one’s pay, is taboo for many -- but there may be a generational shift occurring in attitudes on talking about pay. How should we talk about pay? Why is there a need for pay transparency? And what is the difference between “equal pay for equal work” and pay equity? Ruth Thomas, pay equity strategist at Payscale, joins the podcast to discuss some effective strategies employers can implement in addressing pay inequity. What missteps can organizations avoid in opening up the discussion about pay?
50 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Tokenism: 'Being the Only Is Never a Good Feeling'
Are workplaces evolving strongly enough to be inclusive? How do you effectively have conversations about race across workplaces and teams? Marva Smalls -- executive vice president, global head of inclusion at ViacomCBS and executive vice president, public affairs, kids and family entertainment brands at ViacomCBS Media Networks -- joins the podcast to talk about creating environments that facilitate “courageous conversations,” bringing your whole self to work and more.
39 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Black or African American: Does It Matter Which One We Use?
What do the terms “Black,” “African American,” “BIPOC” and “Latinx” mean to people? And how can workplaces take into consideration how these terms are used and perceived? Dr. Erika Hall, assistant professor of organization and management and faculty adviser at The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute, joins the podcast to discuss her research on racial terminology and the implications these words have.
35 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Taking the Lead: ‘It’s What You Do, Not What You Say’
How can organizations create change and play an active role in addressing systemic issues in their industries? Esi Eggleston Bracey -- chief operating officer, EVP Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever North America -- joins the podcast to discuss how companies need a mission and how beauty connects with diversity, equity and inclusion. She also discusses findings from the Dove CROWN Research Study and the magnitude of racial discrimination experienced by women in the workplace based on their natural hairstyles.
21 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Juneteenth vs. Fourth of July -- Do We Have to Choose?
The Fourth of July will now be celebrated on the heels of the United States’ newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. What does this mean for how Americans celebrate freedom -- and how can workplaces use intention, awareness and feedback from employees to celebrate both holidays?Camille Lloyd, director of the Gallup Center on Black Voices, and Dr. Ella F. Washington, CEO of Ellavate Solutions and a Professor of Practice at Georgetown McDonough School of Business, return with the second season of Cultural Competence.
33 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The CROWN Act: Fighting Hair Discrimination in the Workplace
Eight states have passed the CROWN Act, legislation that prohibits race-based hair discrimination in the workplace. Connecticut state Rep. Robyn Porter joins the podcast to discuss the importance of this bill and how it affects employees of color.
38 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Should You Be Your Authentic Self at Work?
How much of our authentic selves should we bring with us to our jobs? What kind of masks do we wear in life -- and which ones do we wear at work? Dr. Atira Charles, head of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at Moet Hennessy, North America, joins the podcast to discuss being your authentic self at the office.
50 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Allyship: It's More of a Journey Than a Declaration
What does it mean to be an ally -- and how do you know if you’re even helping anyone? Is there such a thing as performative allyship? Dr. Adam Grant -- an organizational psychologist, TED speaker and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business -- joins the podcast to unpack the concept of allyship and the shortcomings of those who seek to be good allies.
36 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
What Does D&I Look Like for a Global Organization?
While many U.S. employers make efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, what is the approach of a global organization where employees live across different continents and cultures? Amelia Ransom, senior director of engagement and diversity at Avalara, joins the podcast to discuss the global perspective on D&I -- and why organizations should "lead with questions and not conclusions."
37 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
No Political Discussions at Work? Not So Fast
With heightened tensions surrounding political, racial and other issues, many employers have become conditioned to avoid sensitive topics in the workplace -- even creating policies that outright ban such conversations. But is this the right approach? Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, joins the podcast to advocate for discussions rather than debates, and why building an environment where healthy conversations can take place is key for modern workplaces.
20 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Working Through a Capitol Insurrection
There are moments in history when you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing -- and for many of us, these events unfold while we are at work. What does this mean for our productivity? And how should employers respond? Hosts Camille Lloyd and Dr. Ella Washington discuss last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol and how events like these affect employees and employers alike.
43 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
2020 in Review: Racism, Remote Work, Resilience and More
As we prepare to ring in the New Year, let's look back on the year we've had. How have the events of 2020 impacted conversations on diversity and inclusion? What have we learned? Hosts Camille Lloyd and Dr. Ella Washington discuss the national conversation on racism, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minority communities and more.
50 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
What's So Bad About Code-Switching at Work?
What exactly is code-switching? Is it different from other ways in which individuals change their behavior around different groups and people? How has the pandemic impacted employees’ ability to code-switch at work? And how does code-switching uniquely affect people of color at work? Dr. Courtney L. McCluney, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, joins the podcast to answer these questions and more.
20 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Road to Workplace Utopia Is Paved With Hard Conversations
Racism can wreak havoc on employees’ wellbeing and engagement. After a national moment of racial reckoning this year, many U.S. employers seek to tackle the issue head-on, but do not know where to start. Join Camille Lloyd and Dr. Ella F. Washington on their journey to a workplace utopia, which can be achieved only through hard work and difficult conversations.
2 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Cultural Competence: a Diversity and Inclusion Podcast
“Cultural Competence” is a diversity and inclusion podcast from the Gallup Center on Black Voices, hosted by Dr. Ella Washington and Camille Lloyd. We talk to employers and employees alike about what a workplace utopia for diversity, equity and inclusion looks like and the hard work it will take for us to get there. How can employers facilitate meaningful conversations on race in America? And what are the missteps they can avoid in the process? This season, we’ll talk tokenism, pay inequity, political polarization, hair in the workplace and much more. Tune in to “Cultural Competence: a Diversity and Inclusion Podcast” on Dec. 8 wherever you listen to your podcasts. And learn more about the Gallup Center on Black Voices at https://bit.ly/3g54rpXSubscribe to receive updates from the center: https://bit.ly/3mDOgT0
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