Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Podcast

What is a Virtual Privilege Walk?

On August 27th, 2020, Jackie Ferguson, host of this podcast and head of content at The Diversity Movement, hosted a virtual privilege walk which had such an impact on the almost 150 attendees, and on the panelists as well. On this episode, Jackie explains what a privilege walk is and we share a small sample…

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Ask a Baby Boomer (Anson Dorrance) / Ask a Millennial (Candace Cooper)

Born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers are often perceived as out of touch, low tech, and often closed minded.  Born between 1981 and 1996, Millennials are typically described as entitled, flighty, and selfish. Are these fair stereotypes?  What can we do to bridge communication between Baby Boomers, Millennials, and all generations? Our guests today…

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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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