What to expect in the diversity field today. Analysis and predictions by Inclusion expert Mauricio Velasquez.
Countless diversity meetings and trainings with little to show for it. About 15% of employees feel truly engaged. Most leave their managers rather than their companies. And companies continue to hire wholly incompetent managers more than 80% of the time. Meanwhile, we wonder why customer service gets worse and attrition increases, producing dwindling bottom line results. There is really one reason why.
David Grinberg discusses media management of crises and disasters. Given his 25-years of work experience in federal government war rooms, his perspective and words of wisdom should not be missed.
Dr. Bryan Samuel, Director of the Office of Equity & Inclusion at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, discusses diversity strategies on campus, how they've changed and what's coming up for 2017.
Bunny Bear Adventures in Diversity Land is an audio CD of 5 stories created by award-winning author Deborah Levine. Often used for teaching young people, it's enjoyed by all ages.
How to communicate across cultural boundaries with the Matrix Model Management System strategies for Cross-Cultural Wisdom.
The Culture Guru explains cross-cultural communication and why it's so necessary today. Be introduced to the Matrix Model Communication System: Guide to Cross-Cultural Wisdom.
Diversity with Deborah is an editorial podcast by Deborah Levine, Editor-in-chief of the American Diversity Report. This episode addresses the violent attack on a congressman, his aides and law enforcement getting ready for a congressional baseball game. Deborah discusses the social context of the shooting and what it means for us going forward.
David and his wife Linda co-founded the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center in Peterborough, NH. Mariposa's mission is to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries.
Stories are important and objects tell the stories of the people who make and use them. Working with artifacts from around the world, we can see what we share with people of different cultures and also celebrate our differences.
Sipes has 35 years of national & state experience as media affairs & social media manager. He served as the Sr. Public Affairs Specialist for a federal justice agency and has over 50 awards for his media relations work. - http://leonardsipes.com
A former police officer, Sipes managed America's most popular audio & video podcasting site for crime & justice issues. He was the primary spokesperson on crime prevention for the federal government for 10 years and advised presidential & gubernatorial campaigns. Sipes owns and writes for Crime in America: http://crimeinamerica.net.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Sipes is a former Associate Professor for criminology & public affairs. He is the author of Success With the Media: Everything You Need To Survive Reporters and Your Organization (Available at Amazon: https://amzn.com/151948965X)
Javier Cámara is a successful Internet entrepreneur and big data and architecture expert headquartered in Madrid. Javier has created several systems and advertising platforms during his career and led the engineering of beBee’s big data platform. He was also the CEO of Professional Communities (engineers and doctors) from 2008 to 2014, and Co-Founder and CTO at Canalmail from 2000 to 2008. Javier has a Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from Spain’s Universidad de Deusto.
beBee is a Personal Branding Platform founded by serial-entrepreneurs Javier Cámara and Juan Imaz. The network was created to allow people to showcase and share their personal brand and market themselves to employers, clients, customers, vendors and media in their respective industries. beBee allows users to network with each other through common personal and professional interests, uniting their personal and professional lives in one place. Bloggers & writers can feature their writing and publications.
Sheila C. Boyington
President, Thinking Media-Learning Blade; National States Chair, Million Women Mentors
Sheila is a successful serial entrepreneur leading the creation of several products. Her company, Thinking Media is the creator of ACT’s KeyTrain® system for WorkKeys® and career readiness (acquired by ACT in 2011), PictureRx® for health literacy, and CharacterEd.Net® for K-12 character education. She is well-known for her passion, strong management, and leadership skills and has been credited for gaining high adoption of the Thinking Media tools including over 30 statewide contracts. Sheila has won numerous awards for her Entrepreneurship and Leadership and is Professional Engineer.
Priya C. Boyington
Marketing Manager, Stitch Fix
Priya is an e-commerce marketer, passionate about the intersection of retail and technology. She currently resides in San Francisco and is a marketing manager for Stitch Fix’s newly launched men’s business and has previous experience at GoldieBlox, and Bain & Company.
Dr. Nika White, President of Nika White Consulting and the author of The Intentional Inclusionist™, She has a Ph.D. in Management in Organizational Leadership and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Her book shares strategies for becoming an inclusion-minded leader. It features principles and philosophies that help individuals better understand diversity & inclusion and be more intentional in their practice at the individual level.
John Pawlikowski, a priest of the Servite Order, is Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He served for six years as President of the International Council of Christians & Jews and its Abrahamic Forum and currently holds the title of Honorary Life President. An interfaith expert, he has authored/edited some fifteen books on Christian-Jewish Relations as well as on social issues such as economic justice, war and peace, and ecological sustainability. He is the former editor of New Theology Review and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Ecumenical Studies. He is also a founding member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council.
From Passion to Profit by Mary D. Moore is the total guide book for aspiring entrepreneurs & new business people. Mary is the founder and president of English with Mary Moore, LLC. She shares her personal struggle and rise as an international entrepreneur, and her hard-won advice for others following their dreams.
Mauricio Velasquez is the President & Founder of Diversity Training Group (DTG). In this interview he shares his observations of current trends in Diversity & Inclusion. With more than 25 years experience in diversity field, Mauricio is a mover & shaker in the business, government, and education sectors. Check out his analysis of the diversity issues in the 2017 workplace and hear his strategies for dealing with their increasing intensity.
Deborah Levine, Editor of the American Diversity Report interviews Mike Green, co-founder of ScaleUp Partners. His passion is African-American competitiveness and moving a 1% needle that has never been moved. All black-owned businesses today produce less than 1% of GDP and virtually no job growth. That 1% for the African-American sector has never been breached in the history of this nation. Combined with Hispanic businesses, the number is less than 4%. By mid-century that will mean 42% of the US population is producing 4% of its business productivity. That equation undermines America's global competitiveness.
Deborah Levine interviews Jan Levine Thal, Artistic Director of the Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (Krass), Madison, WI. Krass supports women playwrights and directors but welcomes people of all genders in all other aspects of its work. In this interview she discusses why women's theater is the same and different from all other theater. See the website for current and past work: krasstheatre.com