Diversity & Inclusion Episodes

Jan. 23, 2023

ADHD and the Black neurodivergent community – with Rickey Z

Rickey Z is a Pre-K Special Education teacher who started her podcast management business in 2020. She is a co-host on Woe Nelly Media's "Geekin' Out" and is in partnership with ADHD + Black, an up-and-coming organization whose mission is …

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Sept. 19, 2022

A neurodivergent approach to workplace wellbeing – with Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers is a business psychologist and the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, which helps organizations design and deliver well-being and inclusion strategies. He is the current Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Service...

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May 2, 2022

Autistics Unmasked and the BIPOC autistic experience – with Ky Kennedy

Recorded live at the Intersectional Infinity Summit on 3/30/2022. After seeing a need for an autistic founded and ran organization, Ky Kennedy and their sister founded Autistics Unmasked (AU). Now Ky and the rest of the team at AU are...

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March 28, 2022

Coming of age with Crouzon syndrome – with Ariel Henley

As a child, Ariel Henley's face was compared to a Picasso painting. This horrifying comment didn’t come from a schoolyard bully. It was written in a magazine article about Ariel and her experience growing up with Crouzon syndrome, a congenital...

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Feb. 28, 2022

Limb difference, disability and workplace diversity – with Ruth Rathb…

For 25 years, Ruth Rathblott hid her limb difference. She doesn't hide it anymore. As she explained in her recent TEDx Talk: when she stopped hiding, she found freedom. Ruth has been a leader in nonprofit organizations for more than …

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Feb. 21, 2022

Phenomenally Autistic – with Ayanna Davis

Ayanna Davis, also known as phenomenallyautistic on social media, is an autism advocate who was born & raised in Westchester County, New York. Along with being autistic, she has survived over 300 seizures, is living with chronic illnesses and has...

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Sept. 27, 2021

Episode 135: Minda Harts -- Career Success for Women of Color

A few years ago, Minda Harts was told that there was no market for a career book for women of color. Undeterred, she went on to write her best-selling book “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to …

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May 24, 2021

Episode 129: Asian Women for Health – with Chien-Chi Huang

Chien-Chi Huang is the founder of the Asian Breast Cancer Project and the Executive Director of Asian Women for Health, a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellbeing through education, advocacy and support...

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May 10, 2021

Episode 128: Waging Peace – with Diana Oestreich

TW/CW: War, violent imagery, PTSD Diana Oestreich is an activist, veteran, nurse, and relentless practitioner of peace. She is the founder of the Waging Peace Project, a movement activating everyday peacemakers to commit acts of courage for the sake...

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April 12, 2021

Episode 126: The Life Autistic -- with Hunter Hansen

Hunter Hansen is an autistic content creator on YouTube and Instagram and a blogger on thelifeautistic.com. After discovering his autism in his late teens, Hunter tried to outgrow and suppress his autistic traits for years, until coming to terms and …

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March 29, 2021

Episode 125: Changing the world through community service -- with Nic…

TW/CW: Mentions of domestic violence Nichelle Walker is a passionate community service advocate who encourages people to take responsibility for doing things that matter within their local communities. She sees community service as a way to find local...

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March 15, 2021

Episode 124: Authentic representation of people with disabilities in …

Julia Ward is an actor and filmmaker whose award-winning documentary, in.clu.sion, is raising awareness about the authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media. Julia is also a senior in high school, and filmed in.clu.sion during...

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March 1, 2021

Episode 123: A neurodiverse workplace in the LEGO world -- with David…

If your employees spent their workdays engrossed in colorful LEGO® bricks, what would you think? If you're David Kokai, you'd probably think that business is good! David founded a company devoted to the LEGO® secondary market when he left the...

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Feb. 15, 2021

Episode 122: I am not a unicorn: a Black man's experiences in America…

Kevin M. Yates is a learning & development leader with a career spanning 20+ years, a sought-after expert in the field of learning measurement, a global public speaker and e-book author... and as a Black man living and working in …

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Feb. 1, 2021

Episode 121: Don’t believe everything you think – with Elaine Montilla

Elaine Montilla is an accomplished senior executive who has been an IT leader in higher education for two decades. As an immigrant, Latina, lesbian woman, Elaine has overcome many challenges to build her successful IT career. She is currently Chief...

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