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Inclusive language skills help you communicate more effectively and build relationships where people feel safe, respected and seen personally and professionally, but, sometimes, it can be difficult to know the right thing to say.Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy are here to help make decisions like those a little easier, and we are excited to share our Word Choice Workshop webinar with you. We produce a free webinar on a diversity, equity and inclusion topic each month, so be sure to visit TheDiversityMovement.com/Webinars to attend our next one live.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson and is a production of Earfluence. DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Sometimes it's not OK to be just neutral. In fact, it can be very dangerous when talking about effecting change and establishing social justice for everyone. In this episode, hear why the problem led these Eastern Mennonite University professors, Jackie Font-Guzmán and Bernie Mayer, to co-authored "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change."Purchase "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change" on Amazon.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson and is a production of Earfluence. DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
As an NCAA volleyball 15-year head coach, Jen Fry has plenty of experience with uncomfortable conversations, seeing different cultures (and standing out), and understanding what it's like to be a good teammate.  Although many questioned her decision, Jen's experience made her career transition to DEI consulting a very natural fit.Dr. Jen Fry is a 15 year NCAA volleyball coach turned keynote speaker and founder of Jen Fry Talks. Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson and is a production of Earfluence. DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
As a floating secretary for Ernst & Young, Tana Session found herself spending a lot of time in HR and soaking up every bit of knowledge she could. A boss saw potential in her, and she climbed the corporate ladder focusing on DEI and culture. She eventually decided it was time to step out on her own - she made the leap to entrepreneurship, where she now consults with brands such as Madison Reed, Carhartt, and Dolce & Gabanna.Dr. Tana Session is a DEIB & HR Consultant, host of the Stop Being the Best Kept Secret Podcast, and author of Working While Black: A Woman's Guide to Stop Being the Best Kept Secret. Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson and is a production of Earfluence. DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Interviewing diverse candidates for a position sounds like a great idea, and, if you have the right intentions, it is. But, a recently suspended policy at Wells Fargo led managers to conduct "fake interviews" with employees of color to check the box. In this special episode, hear Jackie and The Diversity Movement's Bob Bachelor discuss what went wrong at Wells Fargo.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson and is a production of Earfluence. DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Horizon Therapeutics specializes in solving problems in rare diseases, and the biopharmaceutical company develops medications that only 500 patients worldwide require. As the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Irina Konstantinovsky knows that a commitment to DEI is essential to a company where inclusion is at the heart of its mission. In this episode, hear why it's important to lead with your coworkers' humanity in mind.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson and is a production of Earfluence. DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
It's easy for public corporations to talk about moving the needle on diversity, equity, and inclusion. But what happens when the curtain is pulled back and there's full transparency?  For JUST Capital (founded in 2013 by Paul Tudor Jones, Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington and Alan Fleischmann among others), the mission is to build an economy that works for all Americans. And with its 241 point evaluation system, the organization is finding the companies that are truly making a difference.Ashley Marchand Orme is Director, Corporate Equity at JUST Capital and host of the Future Fluency Podcast. Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
At The Diversity Movement, we celebrate Pride all year long. But, each June, we encourage others to be intentional about renewing their commitment to LGBTQ+ learning and empowerment. For this special episode, we are highlighting some of the amazing LGBTQ+ leaders who have shared their stories, experiences and perspectives with me over the past several seasons.For every download of this episode throughout the month of June, Jackie will be personally committing to donating a dollar to The Trevor Project, which supports LGBTQ+ youth who are in crisis, and we encourage you to donate, too, if you are able to do so. Click here to view their donation page.LGBTQ+ leaders featured in this episode, in order: Ally Up: Di Ciruolo's Guide to Building More Inclusive, Innovative, and Productive Teams The evidence-based approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, with Change Coach LaTonya Wilkins Forging a path for women and minorities in tech, with Elaine Montilla How to be a better leader in a diverse workplace, with Dr Steve Yacovelli, "The Gay Leadership Dude"  How Hip Hop Producer Lisa Cunningham Remixed her Career to Human Rights Influencer Being an LGBTQ+ Ally, with Bernadette Smith How to create a Transgender and Non-Binary inclusive culture, with Jake Rostovsky Transgender Activist Precious Brady-Davis: "I Have Always Been Me" If Diversity is our Strength, Inclusion is our Superpower, with Michael Bach Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Jackie Ferguson. For more information including the latest webinars and other DEI content, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
When Jenn T Grace was giving keynotes or providing consulting work, she always led with her queer identity.  She had even branded herself as The Professional Lesbian and wrote four books around LGBTQ+ specific topics. But one day she felt like it was an albatross around her neck, and she was so much more than what she was known for.  So she took a step back and realized that she didn't have to be the one leading the charge all the time - she could have a much greater impact by helping others share their stories.Jenn T Grace is the founder and CEO of Publish Your Purpose, and the author of six books including her recent memoir, House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Less than 1% of the professionals in real estate development are non-white women, and Nicole Furnace is trying to change that by example.  Today she talks to Jackie about her experience in a predominantly white world, why underrepresented and marginalized voices in real estate are imperative, and what we can do to fix systemic inequities.Nicole Furnace is the Founder of Roots Consulting Group.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Imagine a society where Black people are the majority and white people are the underrepresented and marginalized race. What has this society's history been like? How is the educational system different than our reality today? This dystopia is what comic book creator Brian Hawkins built with Black Cotton, and today he shares his story on his inspiration for the comic, bias, and empathy for races that are different from our own.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
As a child, Paul Zeitz was sexually abused, and he's made it his mission to help those who have suffered through what he has. But with online access, sexual abuse and exploitation has only increased. Today, Dr. Zeitz talks about what we can do as a society to prevent this, plus his views on reparations and other social justice topics.   Dr. Paul Zeitz is a justice imagineer, author, physician, epidemiologist and tenacious award-winning advocate for global justice as well as human rights with over 20 years of advocacy experience. He is a survivor of early childhood incest, and serves as the Brave Movement Executive Coordinator. Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be BoldDiversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
According to Nancy Murphy, making actual change is "a miserable experience, everyone hates it." But if making those company-wide changes can truly impact sustainability and policy, how do leaders initiate socially conscious decisions that actually stick?  Nancy Murphy is the founder and CEO of CSR Communications, where she teaches leaders how to influence and persuade others so they can realize their vision for change faster - with less frustration and resistance.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
LaTonya Wilkins' team helps clients create cultures of belonging while also amplifying the voices of the underrepresented so that they feel valued and engaged. So how can companies create cultures of belonging? And then if companies aren't committed to DEI, how can employees navigate the corporate environment successfully?LaTonya Wilkins is the founder of The Change Coaches LLC, keynote speaker, and author of the book Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real (and Psychologically Safe) Relationships with People Who Are Different from You. She's the president of the True Star Youth Foundation board and was awarded the recognition of the most inclusive HR influencer in 2019.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
With birth rates plummeting and life expectancy rising, one out of every five people are over 65 - what Bradley Schurman calls The Super Age. This age shift challenges us to change our historical bias about older populations and be intentional about inclusion - in both work and in the community. Bradley Schurman is a demographic futurist and opinion maker on business longevity. He's the founder of The Super Age, a global strategic advisory firm, where he helps organizations understand how shifting demographics and mega trends are remaking social and economic norms. He's the author of the book, The Super Age, Decoding our Demographic Destiny.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Season 5 is almost here, but we wanted to give you some highlights from season 4 of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox! In this episode, you'll hear clips from (with links to their episodes):Elaine MontillaKelly CooperJessica JolleyPatsy DoerrChelsea C. WiliamsEverett HarperDenice TorresOmar L. HarrisLisa CunninghamShailvi WakhluSheena MasonDavid Ryan Castro-HarrisDiversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  For sponsorship options, email info@earfluence.com.DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
As we're all flooded with the busy-ness of work and all the things we need to do in our daily lives, it's important to figure out what keeps us grounded and how to give back. In the season finale, The Association of Junior Leagues International CEO Patsy Doerr talks about her career in DEI, how her team has built an infrastructure around DEIB (yes, with a B), how she keeps herself grounded, and why she focuses on progress over perfection.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  For sponsorship options, email info@earfluence.com.DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
According to Everett Harper, "there's no perfect culture...from a DEI perspective or even just a business perspective."  So if it can't be perfect, how do you start to build a solid corporate culture that lasts?  For individuals, it includes hard work, intentional recovery, and finding a purpose. For companies, it's about supporting all of that and more.Everett Harper is the CEO and Co-founder of Truss,  which designs, builds, and scales modern software that exceeds standards for speed and security. He's the author of the upcoming book, Move to the Edge, Declare it Center, available March 22, 2022. Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  For sponsorship options, email info@earfluence.com.DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Lisa Cunningham started in hip hop, ultimately producing music videos for artists such as Ludacris, Missy Elliott, and Young Jeezy.  But one day, she realized her life and career had a higher purpose, and she decided to produce her own remix. She's now a human rights advocate, LGBTQ influencer, and proponent of Black women's health.Lisa Cunningham is the Digital Content Manager of the Black Women's Health Imperative, Director at Radiant3, and part of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens' transition team.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  For sponsorship options, email info@earfluence.com.DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
Kelly Cooper has been involved in sustainable development her entire career, even representing Canada at the United Nations on issues involving sustainability and environment. 12 years ago, she started to think about the social impact of sustainability. But what does that mean, and how does social intelligence affect organizational sustainability?Kelly Cooper is the founder and CEO of the Centre for Social Intelligence and author of Lead the Change: The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion (GDI). Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.  For sponsorship options, email info@earfluence.com.DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of peers sharing their ideas and lessons learned — all at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-service DEI consultancy.The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy
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