Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Podcast

Entrepreneur Gabi Angelini on Gabi’s Grounds, Life with Down Syndrome, and Inspiring So Many

Gabi Angelini is an entrepreneur, author, and all-around inspiration who has appeared on ABC Nightline, the Kelly Clarkson Show, and has been featured on countless local news and radio shows. Gabi has Down Syndrome. Along with her mother Mary, Gabi runs Gabi’s Grounds Coffee. Today on the show, Gabi and Mary talk about how Gabi’s…

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Unconscious Bias in Early Childhood Education, with Kate Goodwin and Kate Jordan-Downs

There’s an equity problem in early childhood education. Actually, at least a couple.  The first one is that not every child has access to quality education, and it puts them way behind when starting elementary school.  The second is that there is an unconscious bias that minority children face, specifically black boys, that shape the…

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Gender Inequality and Code Switching in Sales, with NAWSP President Cynthia Barnes

Cynthia Barnes is the Founder and CEO of the National Association of Women Sales Professionals, the only organization in the U S dedicated to helping women sales professionals reach the top 1% in their sales career.  Today she talks about her why, gender inequality in sales, code switching, the hustle, and making sure to reward…

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Ask a Christian / Ask an Atheist

What do you think when someone tells you they’re a Christian?  What do you think when someone tells you they’re an atheist?  Are your assumptions fair?  Do they affect how you work with them or interact with them? On this episode of our “Ask a…” series, we have “Ask a Christian (Robert Davis, pastor) /…

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Generational Diversity and Led Languages, with Raven Solomon

Raven Solomon is a national keynote speaker, author and multigenerational leadership expert. Today she talks about generational diversity, the Led Languages (like the Love Languages, but how you like to be led), and how to motivate across generations. Her book, “Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership from Millennials and Gen Z” was…

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Ask a Black Guy / Ask a White Guy, Part 2

Three months ago, we brought you “Ask a Black Guy / Ask a White Guy”, where we asked some uncomfortable questions on race relations in the United States. Obviously things have changed quite a bit since then with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others. So we brought our guests back…

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Solving Underrepresentation in Children’s Literature, with Mike Vaggalis of Keepsake Tales

Mike Vaggalis founded Keepsake Tales, a company that creates entirely personalized children’s books because he saw that the majority of the world’s children were discouragingly underrepresented in the stories that they read, and he wanted to give them an opportunity to see themselves as the heroes. To sign up for The Diversity Movement CDE or…

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Unchecking the Gender Box, Unconscious Bias, and Allyship with Julie Kratz

Julie Kratz is an acclaimed leadership trainer, TEDx speaker, podcast host, executive coach, author, and founder of Next Pivot Point. Julie is passionate about promoting gender equality within the workplace, empowering women to express confidence and helping them build a winning career game plan and pivot to the next level. Lead Like an Ally, by…

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Being an LGBTQ+ Ally, with Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith is CEO of Equality Institute whose mission is to help organizations win bigger by treating workers and clients with dignity and respect. Bernadette has been featured on the Today Show, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and National Public Radio. She is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, thought leader and consultant and an…

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Jackie Ferguson on Creating The Diversity Movement

Jackie Ferguson is the Director of Multicultural Programming at Walk West and instrumental to the development of The Diversity Movement. She comes on to talk about her path to leadership, the mission of The Diversity Movement, why it’s so important to her personally, and what the Diversity Beyond the Checkbox course is all about. The…

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