Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Hosted ByThe Diversity Movement Team

Sharing diverse perspectives from leaders in their industry, what diversity means, why businesses should be focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and why D&I is not only the right thing to do, going beyond the checkbox is absolutely imperative to the growth of your company.

On this podcast, we share diverse perspectives from leaders in their industry, and we get to hear what diversity means to them, why businesses should be focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and why D&I is not only the right thing to do, going beyond the checkbox is absolutely imperative to the growth of your company. Hosted by Jackie Ferguson, Certified Diversity Executive and Head of Content & Programming at The Diversity Movement. For more DEI content, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.


All Episodes

Big Pharma, Mentorship, and Finding Your Career Superpower, with Denice Torres

A career is never a straight line, and Denice Torres’ is no exception. After years of working as a janitor, she knew that she wanted to start her big...

Developing and Retaining Diverse Early-Stage Talent, with College Code’s Chelsea C. Williams

When Chelsea C. Williams first stepped foot on Spelman College’s campus, that was when she started to understand diversity. As an HBCU, Spelman is (mostly) racially homogenous, so that...

Diverse hiring in tech & preventing Tokenism, with Strava’s Shailvi Wakhlu

Shailvi Wakhlu was in technology from the beginning. At two, her mom brought home a computer that she would play with. At eight, she started coding and found her...

Inclusive Hiring and the Fallacy of the Binary Race Narrative, with Pendo’s Jess Jolley

Growing up in rural North Carolina, people would always ask Jess Jolley, “What are you?” or “What are you mixed with?”  In the South, you were either white, Black,...

Forging a path for women and minorities in tech, with Elaine Montilla

When Elaine Montilla came to the United States from the Dominican Republic to attend college, she barely understood English and struggled to fit in. Today, she’s the CIO of...

Diversity and Inclusion in Sports, with PGA of America’s Sandy Cross

With 28,000 PGA professionals and over 2 million jobs in golf, PGA of America Chief People Officer Sandy Cross has a lot in her plate, and as she puts...

Personality tests and leading teams, with Tilt 365’s Pam Boney

With different backgrounds, experiences, and personalities, how can we lead teams effectively? In her first career, Pam Boney worked her way up in the hospitality industry and eventually became...

Vickie Gibbs on Promoting Diversity in Entrepreneurship

Vickie Gibbs is passionate about changing the way we look at entrepreneurship and venture capital.  As a veteran of both, Vickie knows that “being an entrepreneur is not a...

Ally Up: Di Ciruolo’s Guide to Building More Inclusive, Innovative, and Productive Teams

Having grown up in foster care, Di Ciruolo knows what it’s like to feel left out. And she’s made it her life’s mission to foster inclusivity in the workplace....