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Diversity Goes to Work
32 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
04 Diane Goodman - Skeptical (yet Optimistic) about the D&I Enterprise
Today on the show, host Phil Wagner welcomes Diane Goodman. Diane has been an educator and consultant on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice issues for over 30 years. She has worked with numerous organizations, community groups, and schools and universities to create environments which allow all people to feel valued, be treated fairly, and able to work together productively. She is the author of “Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups”. Diane and Phil speak about the shifting language around the DEI space, being able to embrace discomfort when doing DEI work, whether or not being “nice” is enough to accomplish DEI work, the joy of unlearning racism, and much more. If you’d like to follow William & Mary’s School of Business or learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion podcast and our programs, please visit us at www.mason.wm.edu.
44 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
03 Jennifer Brown - D&I Consulting
Today we are joined by Jennifer Brown, author of “How To Be An Inclusive Leader.” Jennifer has a Masters in Leadership and Organizational Development and formed Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC) to help companies meet their leadership goals. JBC subsequently transformed into spearheading Diversity & Inclusion consulting for many organizations. Jennifer and host Phil Wagner discuss what it means to be a D&I consultant, encountering apathy within the business space for D&I work, and what lived experiences, if any, is necessary to do D&I work in a formal capacity. If you’d like to follow William & Mary’s School of Business or learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion podcast and our programs, please visit us at www.mason.wm.edu.
35 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
02 Jeff Trammell - Politics and Hope
Today on Diversity Goes to Work, we welcome Jeff Trammell to the show. Jeff has a very impressive resume, having been the former rector and current member of board of visitors at William & Mary. He has also served on the board of trustees for the Association of Governing Boards for Universities and Colleges, and on the board of advisors for the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland. Jeff and Phil talk today about Jeff’s journey as an openly gay man in business and how acceptance of homosexuality has evolved over the past 30 years, how LGBTQ rights have politically regressed recently, and the progress made in the business world regarding D&I work. If you’d like to follow William & Mary’s School of Business or learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion podcast and our programs, please visit us at www.mason.wm.edu.
52 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
01 Amandeep Sidhu - Faith, Turbans, and 9/11
Today on the very first episode of “Diversity Goes To Work,” host Phil Wagner welcomes William & Mary alum Amandeep Sidhu. Amandeep is an Equity Partner at Winston and Strawn, focusing on regulatory and compliance counseling, state and federal government investigations and complex civil litigation involving regulated industries. He’s a Co-founder of the Sikh Coalition, the largest civil and human rights nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to protecting interests of the Sikh community. Amandeep speaks with us about the origin of the Sikh faith, growing up in America as a Sikh, breaking barriers as a turban wearing professional, and how life dramatically changed after 9/11. If you’d like to follow William & Mary’s School of Business or learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion podcast and our programs, please visit us at www.mason.wm.edu.
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