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The Will To Change: Uncovering True Stories of Diversity & Inclusion
52 minutes | 6 days ago
E160: #HateIsAVirus Co-Founder Michelle Hanabusa Joins the JBC DEI Community Call
In this episode, originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, Adrienne Lawrence, Diversity + Legal Commentator and Senior Consultant, Jennifer Brown Consulting, welcomed Co-Founder of Hate Is A Virus, Michelle K. Hanabusa, to discuss the recent rise of anti-Asian violence and rhetoric in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can activate as allies during this time. Hate IsA Virus is a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers dedicated to dismantling hate and racism. Their latest initiative is the commUNITY Action Fund, an effort to raise $1 million to give back to local and national community organizations providing pivotal services and programs for the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community. To register for the upcoming events, visit bit.ly/dismantlebias
59 minutes | 8 days ago
E159: 100M with Conviction Histories by 2030: Enabling Formerly Incarcerated Talent with Susan Mason, of What's Next Washington
Susan Mason, Executive Director and Co-Founder of What’s Next Washington, joins the program to discuss how organizations can recruit, hire and retain formerly incarcerated talent. Susan reveals some startling statistics about overcriminalization, including the fact that by 2030 100 million people will be convicted of a crime in the US. Discover what needs to change from a policy standpoint, and why without policy changes, organizations will miss out on hiring one in two working age adults, with an overrepresentation of people of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQI communities.
59 minutes | 15 days ago
E158: Fireside Chat: Jennifer Joins Moody's for their Women Empowerment Series
This episode was originally recorded for the Moody’s Women Empowerment Video Series where DK Bartley is leading a DE&I Evolution at Moody’s that has created a culture focused on Authentic DE&I and incorporate DE&I in all Aspects of the Moody’s Business globally. Tune in as Jennifer discusses the concept of the "iceberg" and what employees typically struggle to bury deep or cover up in the workplace.
46 minutes | 20 days ago
E157: Going Slow to Go Fast: Sustainable DEI Strategies with Martina Winston
In this episode, originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, JBC Senior Consultant Jeffery Smith moderated a conversation with Martina Winston, VP & Senior HR Partner/Diversity & Inclusion Leader at Protective Life. Discover how the huge shifts of 2020 have impacted Protective Life’s consistent and ongoing DEI efforts that reach back several years. You'll also hear about how the company’s sustained work made a difference in the navigation of this chaotic year, and when it makes sense to "go slow to go fast" for a company like Protective Life
72 minutes | a month ago
E156: How to Tap Into Your Superpowers: With Julie Lythcott-Haims
In this episode, originally recorded as a TONE Talk, Julie Lythcott-Haims joins Jennifer Brown for a conversation about 3 "superpowers" that everyone possesses and how to unleash them. Julie is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021. To learn more about TONE Networks, visit https://www.tonenetworks.com/
59 minutes | a month ago
E155: Modern Male Allyship: Gender Solidarity with Good Guys Authors Dave Smith and Brad Johnson
What does it mean to be a “good guy” in 2021? As gender norms continue to be dismantled in popular culture, the household, the workplace, and society at large, men are faced with higher expectations around allyship. This episode, originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, is all about that idea of modern male allyship. Josh Stewart (Vice President and Director of Talent Programs & Accessibility at PNC) moderates a lively discussion between Brad Johnson (Professor of Psychology at the US Naval Academy & Faculty Associate at John Hopkins University) and David G. Smith (Associate Professor of Sociology at the US Naval War College). They discuss their recent book, “Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace,” and what men can do today to make a more equitable tomorrow.
53 minutes | a month ago
E154: Shifting Power with Curiousity: Michael Bungay Stanier on Decentering Ourselves and Elevating Others
Author, speaker, and entrepreneur Michael Bungay Stanier joins the program to discuss the importance of curiosity and why leaders should decenter themselves. Discover how to embrace power in an authentic way, and what trees can teach us about decision making.
53 minutes | a month ago
E153: Next Generation Voices: The Uncompromising, Unrelenting Drive of Gen Z for a More Equitable World
In this episode, originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, Farah Bala, the Founder & CEO at FARSIGHT led a discussion alongside Jannie Kamara, a fourth year student studying Black World Studies and Diversity in Leadership at Miami University, and Gentle Ramirez, a Bronx Native majoring in Africana Studies, and minoring in Creative Writing and Computer Science at New York University. Topics discussed include how to bridge generational divides in organizational structures, how to responsibly push socially conscious messaging on various social media platforms, and how to apply mutual aid, transformative justice, and social capital redistribution theories to the workplace. ·
67 minutes | 2 months ago
E152: Celebrating Black Futures: The ACLU Joins the Community Call
This episode, originally recorded as a DEI Community Call, was moderated by returning guest Amber Hikes, the Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Joining her were the leads of two of ACLU’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): the Black Women and Non-Binary ERG, and the Black Men and Non-Binary ERG: · Raquel Fossett, Program Coordinator to the Director of Board Relations and Special Projects · Whitney Barnes, Manager of Strategic Partnerships · Brandon Felton, Marketing Executive in National Brand Engagement · Jason Williamson, Deputy Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project The five panelists spoke to the critical nuances that distinguish their respective groups, but a common throughline emerged: empathy leads to action. The more we engage in transparent and honest conversation, the more we begin to understand one another. And the more we understand one another, the more we feel compelled to fight on their behalf. Amber says, “if Black History Month is about study, Black Futures Month is about action.”
64 minutes | 2 months ago
E151: Nothing About Us, Without Us: When Neurodiversity Works with Natalia Lyckowski
Natalia Lyckowski, Neurodiversity@IBM Global Business Resource Group Co-Chair, joins the program to discuss the importance of addressing neurodiversity in the workplace, and the stages of representation. Discover the strengths and challenges that neurodivergent talent bring to the workplace, and how to create an environment where everyone can do their best work.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
E150: Ports in the Storm: The Grounding Wisdom of Diverse Networks with Gusto's Bernard Coleman
Bernard Coleman, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer for Gusto, joins the program to discuss his career journey and what he has learned from ERG's and employee activism. Discover DEI trends and best practices, and how to ensure employee engagement when managing a distributed workforce.
77 minutes | 2 months ago
E149: The Transformation Generation: The Keys to Gen Z with Pranam Lipinski
Pranam Lipinski, co-founder of Work with Gen Z, joins the program to discuss the formative events that have shaped Gen Z, and what Gen Z looks for when they join an employer. Pranam also shares his thoughts about cancel culture, and how Gen Z has been instrumental in destigmatizing discussions about mental health.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
E148: The Way - and the Will - to Change: Jennifer joins Denise Cooper on Closing The Gap Podcast
This episode was originally recorded for Closing the Gap on C-Suite Radio. Tune in as Jennifer Brown is interviewed by host Denise Cooper. The topics covered include how to build and sustain high performing inclusive cultures, and how leaders can develop a strong, enduring will to change.
73 minutes | 2 months ago
E147: Deep Reckonings Artist Stephanie Lepp and the Power of Purposeful Fiction
Stephanie Lepp, artist, producer and speaker, joins the program to discuss the pro-social use of AI, including "deepfake" technology. Stephanie discusses her project Deep Reckonings, a series of explicitly-marked synthetic videos including Brett Kavanaugh, Alex Jones and Mark Zuckerberg having a reckoning. There's also a very special offer in this podcast, so make sure to listen carefully!
84 minutes | 3 months ago
E146: The Performance of Gender: Improv and the Exploration of Identities and Norms w Ali Hannon
Speaker, trainer, performer, and activist Ali Hannon joins the program to share her diversity story, why we need to move beyond the binary when it comes to gender, as well as the performance of gender. Ali also shares her thoughts about why she doesn't like the concept of allyship when it comes to gender, and what she'd like to see instead.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
E145: Wokeness, Cancel Culture, and a Third Way: With Kay Fabella
In this special episode of The Will to Change, you'll hear a conversation between Jennifer Brown and DEI consultant Kay Fabella, as they reflect on Kay's recent episode of her podcast, Inclusion in Progress, titled "My Top DEI Lessons from 2020." You'll also hear a segment of Kay's podcast, where Kay outlines the top DEI lessons from 2020.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: Inquiry First - How Consultative Questions Open Doors For Our Expertise
BEST OF THE WILL TO CHANGE: In this minisode, Jennifer discusses the importance of asking consultative questions during the sales process. She reveals some of the questions from JBC’s powerful prospective client questionnaire and the thinking behind each question. Discover an empowering way to think about the sales process and why sales is a crucial aspect to ushering in positive change. This episode originally aired in 2018, but is still very relevant today!
66 minutes | 3 months ago
E144: Building Cultures of Dignity: Next-Generation Belonging with Rosalind Wiseman
Rosalind Wiseman, parenting educator and author, joins the program to discuss how to foster civil dialogue and inspire communities to build strength, courage and purpose. Discover how to create physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of various communities–including young people and business leaders.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
E143: Good Guys: Beyond Intent to Impact with David Smith and Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson, Professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy, and David Smith, Associate Professor of sociology in the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College, join the program to discuss how men can be better allies for women in the workplace. Discover why men are so important for solving for equality, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and what prevents many men from becoming allies for women.
64 minutes | 4 months ago
E142: Unpacking 2020's Lessons With Shalynne Jackson and Denise Reid
In this episode, originally recorded as a DEI community call, we welcomed Shalynne Jackson, Founder and Principal Consultant at Shalynne Jackson Consulting, and Denise Reid, Principal at DR Consulting. After a tumultuous year, Shalynne and Denise give us plenty to be hopeful for in the coming months. Discover the many lessons learned in 2020 - and how some of our industry’s top leaders are manifesting sustained change in 2021.
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