In Hope of Every Good Thing - The Diversity Gap Podcast Series Finale w/Bethaney Wilkinson and Kayla Stagnaro
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3M ago
In this episode, Host Bethaney Wilkinson chats with her friend, Kayla Stagnaro, who appeared on the very first episode of the show. They discuss their favorite episodes, learnings from the time spent podcasting, and plans for the continued work of The Diversity Gap.  About The Diversity Gap: The Diversity Gap is a coaching and facilitation practice for racial conscious leaders and team. Learn more and find DEI support at www.thediversitygap.com or @thediversitygap on Instagram and LinkedIn. Shownotes: Podcast Archive: https://www.thediversitygap.com/podcast Growth Collective: https://www ..read more
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Mindful Antiracism with Faitth Brooks
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3M ago
In this episode of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney sits down with Faitth Brooks, author of her newly released book, “The Anti-Racism Journal: Questions and Practices to Move Beyond Performative Allyship.” Highlights: Grappling with activism being “trendy” Mindfulness and slowing down enough to know what’s really going on when racial triggers arise Mindfulness for Black folks who are navigating a racialized society Creating peaceful places for Black women to rest and thrive The need for DEI leaders to revamp how we talk about our work and checking-in to make sure our policies are creating ..read more
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Buffalo, Progress, and Grappling with Hopeless Peace w/ Sean Watkins
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3M ago
In this episode, Host Bethaney Wilkinson interviews Sean Watkins, the Director of Training and Strategy at Be The Bridge, a faith-based nonprofit that exists to empower people and culture toward racial healing, equity, and reconciliation. In this conversation, they process the tragic anti-black, racist incident in Buffalo, NY. They also discuss the rich and emergent diversity present in Black identity, the importance of history, and of the ongoing tensions between progress and hopeless peace. About Sean: Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Sean came to the University of Texas at Austin for his ..read more
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Nuance is Sustained in the Context of Community w/ Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland of Pantsuit Politics
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3M ago
In this episode, Bethaney sits downs with the Cohosts of the Pantsuit Politics Show, Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland. In this conversation, they talk about racial identity, the treatment of race in mainstream news and media, leading others from a place of courage and care, as well as the collective work it takes to sustain nuance in today’s social climate. Sarah and Beth are the hosts of Pantsuit Politics Show where they bring a different approach to the news. They are also authors of the newly released book, “Now What: How to move forward when we’re divided (about basically everything ..read more
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Trauma Informed Workplaces w/ Katharine Manning
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3M ago
In this conversation, Bethaney Wilkinson talks to attorney, author, and guide, Katharine Manning about what it takes to create a trauma informed workspace. Katharine shares a 5-point method to equip leaders with the skills they need to listen well when their employees and team members express difficult experiences and circumstances at work. In this winding and thoughtful conversation, Bethaney and Katharine get to the heart of creating a workplace culture where all people feel valued in their humanity.  As a Senior Attorney Advisor with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, fo ..read more
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Creating Culture Together w/ David Bailey
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3M ago
For today’s conversation, Bethaney has a conversation with thought leader, artist, public theologian, and cultural anthropologist David Bailey. He is the founder and CEO of Arrabon, an organization that equips communities to pursue healing and reconciliation in a racially divided world. For the past 5 years, Arrabon has successfully partnered with organizations across the country, providing guidance, education and the tools to build more empathetic, reconciled communities. Insight: Everyone interprets life through their cultural location.   Action: Increase your cultural intelligence by ..read more
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What Lived Experiences Are We Missing on Our Team? w/ Noemí Jimenez
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3M ago
For today’s conversation, Bethaney kicks off season four with a conversation on race-conscious leadership. Afterwards, you get to learn from Noemí Jimenez. Noemí has corporate communications, strategy, branding, and market research experience across the non-profit, corporate and social impact sectors. She manages ESG issues across equity, inclusion and diversity in the workplace and representative communications across sectors. Based in Austin, Texas, Noemí works with executive teams to understand the strategic implications of inclusion and sustainability and develop approaches to drive busine ..read more
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Bonus Episode: A Conversation w/ Aiko Bethea
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3M ago
Chapter 9: Bonus Episode: A Conversation w/ Aiko Bethea For today’s conversation, you get to learn from Aiko Bethea. Aiko is a leader, builder, and the founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting. RARE Coaching & Consulting works with leaders and organizations to remove internal and external barriers to inclusion, and allowing them to understand each other as people, colleagues, and teams in more collective ways.  In addition to her work at RARE Coaching & Consulting, Aiko is Sr. Director of the Daring Way™ and the Dare to Lead™ global facilitator communities of Brené Brown Educatio ..read more
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New Leaders, New Futures - Embodied and Authentic Leadership w/ Tracey Gee
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3M ago
Chapter 8: New Leaders, New Futures - Embodied and Authentic Leadership w/ Tracey Gee Insight: No one is asking you to be perfect. We are asking you to get uncomfortable, be creative, take some risks, and show up with consistency. Action: You have to do your work. My conversation partner for this episode is Tracey Gee, who is a certified coach and facilitator. She is trained in the Gallup StrengthsFinder, Cultural Intelligence, and the Enneagram. She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation, so she knows her stuff and is committed to helping people amplify their authentic lead ..read more
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Lead with Courage - w/ Sandra Maria Van Opstal
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Chapter 7: Lead with Courage - w/ Sandra Maria Van Opstal Insight: People don’t just want a job; people want to belong. Action: Your intentionality and vulnerability as the leader set the tone for how much belonging is possible. Your willingness to own your journey of growth and change paves the way for others working in your organization. Now for today’s conversation, you get to learn from the brilliant Sandra Maria Van Opstal. I have known Sandra for many years and am always inspired by how her activism and leadership are firmly rooted in the context of her neighborhood and the relationships ..read more
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