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Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandthekingMore on Torin and Julie:Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutionsTorin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

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NEEDED: More Soldiers

NEEDED: More Soldiers

2021-03-0448:24

Torin and Julie are testing some video podcasts. We might just dig it. This week, we answer the question of how the pandemic impacted disability employment. The results aren't all bad, but we need more soldiers. Then Torin shares some education he received when speaking or talking about transgender humans. He lives the commitment to always being better at this work and knowing our journey of learning will never end. On to greater humanity! What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin
Torin and Julie are testing some video podcasts. We might just dig it. This week the New York Times bares all with their extensive D/I investigation and results. They come strong with commitments and acknowledge the fails, but forget a lot of us. #Intersections Then law firms around the companies are being asked for extensive D/I data from potential and current corporate clients, but can't seem to get it all together. This isn't new, ya'll. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by janeb13 from Pixabay
Lace up YOUR boots. Time to get to the work of inclusion. Julie gets French Gin from London! Thank you, Dan Fellows, CEO of GetOptimal! This week: Mercer releases the 2021 Global Talent Trends Report with much of the same. The Indianapolis Museum of Art uses "White" to convey their desire for more diversity and inclusion. SURE, you did. Google hires from HBCUs and fires the recruiter who uncovered their newest wealth of talent. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Momentmal from Pixabay
Lace up YOUR boots. Time to get to the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. "I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting…because that's when it really counts." - Muhammad Ali This week: Torin and Julie dig into the new racial disparity report released by the Inspector General of the Air Force. We got a problem, ya'll. Time to stop talking and start taking action. Also, new to us is the 15% pledge. Can your organization (and your household) commit to 15% of your spend to Black owned businesses? Every dollar matters and we have an opportunity to make a commitment to our neighbors, our communities and our future. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links: https://www.15percentpledge.org/ https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2455474/air-force-releases-findings-of-racial-disparity-review/ Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image By: UConnect Lab
Lace up YOUR boots. Time to get to the work of inclusion. Torin needs more Twizzlers. This week: Google pays out...pennies. Roz Brewer puts Black women back at the helm in the Fortune 500. UK Banks just thought of collecting race and ethnicity data? Do you believe it? Us, either. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by WikimediaImages from Pixabay
Julie and Torin don't miss a beat. Time to get to the work of inclusion. This week: We could have recorded every day and never repeated a story. A lot of D/I news happening around the world, in the US government and in the private sector. President Biden bids ado to private prison contracts and HERO gets the shaft on a 10 BILLION dollar contract involving the US Army. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Barbara Rosner from Pixabay
Julie and Torin don't miss a beat during Inauguration Week 2021. Time to get to the work of inclusion.  This week: Is Indeed a viable diversity source? The former administration publishes the 1776 report and the new administration removes it within hours of taking office, we celebrate Dr. Rachel Levine, nominee for Asst. Secretary of Health and Human Services, possibly become the first Senate confirmed federal official. Finally, the Mets can their new GM, Jared Porter, for unsolicited texts and nude pics he sent in 2016. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image: Courtesy of Pixabay
2021 Acting All 2020.

2021 Acting All 2020.

2021-01-1440:54

2021 is coming at us fast and Torin and Julie are diving straight in. Corporations take action against insurrectionists and Edelman Trust Barometer tells us what we already knew. JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing Edelman Trust Barometer 2021: https://www.edelman.com/sites/g/files/aatuss191/files/2021-01/2021-edelman-trust-barometer.pdf More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image: Courtesy of Pixabay
In the first pod of 2021, Torin and Julie decided instead of 2021 predictions, we would start with what we want to leave behind in 2020, Crazy and the King style, of course. We have six solid don't let the door hit ya 2020 leave behinds. What would YOU leave behind in 2020? JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image: Courtesy of Pixabay
In our last show of 2020, CATK brings the FIRE with Executive Coach, Author and Truth Teller, Jackie Glenn. There is absolutely no holding back in our final episode of 2020. Jackie Glenn has the credentials and the experience to tell executives to check their privilege and get to the good work of D/I. Listen to win a copy of Jackie's book! We will see you in 2021 for CATK Year 3! Learn more about Jackie: https://glenndiversity.com/jackie-glenn/ Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image: Courtesy of Jackie Glenn
In one of our favorite shows of 2020, Julie and Torin welcome the fabulous Kay Fabella, author, D/I leader, and boundary challenger. How is diversity and inclusion seen differently in Spain and more broadly the EU? Avoiding burnout, enjoying the journey, and loving your opportunity to create change. This is a must listen. Learn more about Kay: https://kayfabella.com/ Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image: Courtesy of Kay Fabella
In a positive week for the LGBTQ community, Pete Buttigieg is nominated to be Sec. of Transportation. If nominated, he will become the first openly gay Secretary level member of the Cabinet. Then SCOTUS refuses to hear Indiana's Birth Certificate case validating the lower court's decision to support same sex parental rights. Pinterest, Mackenzie Scott, and Torin's top 5 of the year wrap up our holiday month show. Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay
After catching up, Torin and Julie take a deep dive into what the coronavirus vaccine's arrival means for the future of work and the future of our privacy. Companies like CLEAR are developing immunity passports. What will we do for the sake of convenience and protection? Also, do you stand with Timnit Gebru formerly of Google? Torin brings up to speed on this story and big tech's ongoing ethics issues. Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Julie thought she was about to play some D/I chess, but Minda Harts reminded her we are still playing D/I checkers. Torin and Julie talk through 6 statements to stop using when talking about race. No surprise we have different experiences and a lot of common ground. We also catch up on Gabriel Sterling and why people will continuously continue to support a party calling for their death. Nasdaq hits hard on having a diverse board. Will this case end up in front of SCOTUS? Julie thinks it is one of three high potential challenges to affirmative action. Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Moutard from Pixabay
For Thanksgiving week, we welcome, Jerome Ternynck and discuss SmartRecruiters' commitment to anti-racism.  Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay
In advance of Transgender Day of Remembrance, we dedicate this episode to Transgender Inclusion.  Join Torin and Julie to have an open conversation about Transgender inclusion. Join us, as we advocate for greater inclusion and acceptance of transgender individuals in our workforces and our lives. Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay
Torin and Julie hit some lighter notes this week, but still bring serious focus to equity issues facing Americans. Chris Nikic becomes the first person with Down's Syndrome to complete an IRONMAN Triathlon and Torin gives us an introduction to environmental racism. Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Chris Nikic Instragram
Even with an anticipated Biden/Harris Victory, America Showed us we have A LOT of Work to Do. In the light of the morning after election day 2020, Torin and Julie form a Crazy and the King support group. Julie takes a moment to vent, to acknowledge the privilege of being shocked and Torin brings us back around to the work at hand. Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Notes: 1776 Commission EO: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-protecting-americas-founding-ideals-promoting-patriotic-education/ Alabama Constitution: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-race-and-ethnicity-alabama-constitutions-elections Oregon Black Exclusion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_black_exclusion_laws Wharton: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/building-bigger-tent-vcs-can-support-black-founders/ FSG: https://www.fsg.org/blog/ceo-blueprint-racial-equity Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay
Less than a week until voting ends, Julie and Torin talk the benefits companies like ViacomCBS and AirBNB are providing to parents who want to participate in democracy, OUTSTANDING! Then, a deep dive into a Buzzfeed story pointing to the continued indicators of instability in our country and how the election will drive the next chapter for America. We can't conceal or hide the inequities anymore. What do you think? Is the US headed toward a second civil war? Can we pull back from the political violence and restore and build on our democracy for everyone. Take a listen and GO VOTE! Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay
Julie and Torin catch up on this week's leading D/I stories. Handling political discussions at work, Pope Francis moving the needle for LGBTQ rights, Indeed's....we mean Glassdoor's play to get your diversity data and finally child free employees want everything to be "fair" - What do you think? Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin Image by Hatice EROL from Pixabay
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