Podcast Episodes

Diversity + Inclusion = Belonging with Abam Mambo

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work from a global perspective requires cultural translation, that is respecting cultural differences while acknowledging the unique way systems of oppression disguise themselves in different cultures. Today’s Workplace is thrilled to have Abam Mambo, Legal Director at Microsoft, graciously share her wisdom and insight from her own journey engaging in DEI work across the globe.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies and Programming in the Workplace with Philip Berry and Michael Payne

If you are not integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into your workplace culture and business strategy then you are missing out on a breadth of benefits! Learn how to look for the common mistakes employers make and the impact that a well-crafted DEI strategy can have in an organization with guests Phillip Berry and Mike Payne on this episode of Today’s Workplace.

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Highlights and Key Learnings in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Season 2

With seven episodes published in season two, hosts Barabra and Belinda take a moment to look back at the season so far. The focus for Today’s Workplace Season 2 is diversity, equity, and inclusion and the guests so far have given us a lot to unpack. Join our hosts for a look back at the guests and their topics as well as the key learnings from the first seven episodes of season two. We’ll also take a peek forward to some of the experts joining us in future episodes.

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The Evolution of Diversity in the Entertainment Industry with Sean Joell Johnson

The corporate world has had to move quickly to respond to the current demand for social justice sweeping across the country. The entertainment industry is no exception to that. In this episode, Barbara and Belinda take a rare look at the world behind the camera and examine how the industry is handling diversity in the workplace in response to the current movement for social justice. Our guest Sean Joell Johnson, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Fuse Media Inc., joins our hosts to discuss his viewpoint from the business side of entertainment through the lens of his extensive legal, production, and development experience. Hear it all on this episode of Today’s Workplace.

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Analytics and Diversity Metrics w/ Jon Geier and David Cohen of DCI Consultants

The entire corporate world is in flux regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion because of the increased demand for social justice and transparency. Independent pressure groups like employees’ unions and societies at large are pushing corporate entities to be more transparent about their efforts and results to be more equitable, inclusive, and diverse. Our guests Jon Geier and David Cohen of DCI Consultants discuss the impact of data analytics on DE&I projects and how you can effectively use analytics for improving diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in your organization.

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Diverse & Inclusive Workplace: A spotlight on the LGBTQ Experience with Rob Falk

The United States has greatly expanded the civil rights that apply to the LGBTQ community. In 2020, the United States Supreme Court extended Title VII protections to LGBTQ employees, a protection that was already available under many state employment laws. It has become increasingly important to understand the LGBTQ experience and the challenges this community faces in the workplace. Our guest Rob Falk is the former General Counsel of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization and currently General Counsel of the Truth Initiative, the largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past. In this episode, Rob guides us through the issues facing the LGBTQ community in the workplace. He shares the steps employers should take to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion for the LGBTQ community.

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The Shift in Diversity and Inclusion Priorities after Me Too and Black Lives Matter with Grace Speights and Chai Feldblum

The second epidemic impacted our communities last summer, after the murder of George Floyd and the period of social justice and racial reconciliation that followed. Join us as we will discuss the history and evolution of workplace discrimination and DE&I efforts employed by corporations, a year after the Me Too movement and Black Lives Matter protests with our guests Grace Speights and Chai Feldblum on Today’s Workplace. Learn what changes have taken place over one year.

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Diversity in Law Firms with Don Prophete

George Floyd’s murder and other instances of police brutality last year triggered an outrage that has forced corporate America to examine its role in institutional racism. Employers are reevaluating their company cultures with a sense of renewed sense of urgency. Join us now as we discuss how HR leaders within two organizations respond to the issues of inequality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace with our guests Ashley Ridgeway-Washington and Donna Hughes on Today’s Workplace

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Creating a Culture of Belonging with Tammy Bennett and J.T. Wilson

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis triggered a civil rights moment that has forced businesses to evaluate their company culture. Join us now as we discuss how HR managers within these organizations respond to the issues of inequality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace with our guests Ashley Ridgeway-Washington and Donna Hughes on Today’s Workplace.

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Corporate response to the death of George Floyd—two organization’s studies with Ashley Ridgeway-Washington and Donna Hughes

George Floyd’s murder and other instances of police brutality last year triggered an outrage that has forced corporate America to examine its role in institutional racism. Employers are reevaluating their company cultures with a sense of renewed sense of urgency. Join us now as we discuss how HR leaders within two organizations respond to the issues of inequality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace with our guests Ashley Ridgeway-Washington and Donna Hughes on Today’s Workplace

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