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The Diversity Gap

The Diversity Gap

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The Diversity Gap is for everyday people who want to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. Through thoughtful conversation and authentic storytelling, Host Bethaney Wilkinson will inspire and equip you to create the kind of culture you say you want: one where all people are seen, heard, respected, and given what they need to thrive.

Bethaney Wilkinson is a writer, researcher, and homesteader living in Middle Georgia. She is also author of The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change. Available wherever books are sold.
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In Hope of Every Good Thing - The Diversity Gap Podcast Series Finale w/Bethaney Wilkinson and Kayla Stagnaro
In Hope of Every Good Thing - The Diversity Gap Podcast Series Finale w/Bethaney Wilkinson and Kayla Stagnaro
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.thediversitygap.com/growth-collective
27:43
August 16, 2022
Mindful Antiracism with Faitth Brooks
Mindful Antiracism with Faitth Brooks
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 the changes we want to see About Faitth Brooks: Faitth Brooks is a writer, speaker, activist, and podcaster. She earned her Master’s degree in social work and a certificate in women’s entrepreneurship from Cornell University. Faitth is a social worker and advocate for those in need. She lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. Buy The Anti-Racism Journal https://www.amazon.com/dp/1645675742/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_CTRA73R92D6PVCVCX8WR_0 The Diversity Gap is for everyday people who want to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneybree @thediversitygap Website - www.thediversitygap.com
26:02
July 19, 2022
Buffalo, Progress, and Grappling with Hopeless Peace w/ Sean Watkins
Buffalo, Progress, and Grappling with Hopeless Peace w/ Sean Watkins
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 education but found Jesus and a lifelong passion for ethnical and cultural diversity. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies and History, a Masters of Divinity, and is a PhD student in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. He is 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. When he’s not reading and speaking, he is an avid superhero and science fiction fan and enjoys working out, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and martial arts as he holds a first-degree Black Sash in Tai Chi. For more information, check out his blog: www.smwatkins.com or follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @seanisfearless. 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: Be the Bridge https://bethebridge.com Access the Show Transcript: https://www.thediversitygap.com/podcast
52:04
May 19, 2022
Nuance is Sustained in the Context of Community w/ Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland of Pantsuit Politics
Nuance is Sustained in the Context of Community w/ Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland of Pantsuit Politics
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.” Episode Transcript Available Here: www.thediversitygap.com/podcast About the Diversity Gap: The Diversity Gap is for everyday people who want to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com/book Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneybree @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com, www.thediversitygap.com Submit a listener question of your own by visiting thediversitygap.com/podcast Listen to Pantsuit Politics Show - https://www.pantsuitpoliticsshow.com Buy “Now What: How to move forward when we’re divided about basically everything” https://www.pantsuitpoliticsshow.com/books The Poem “Say Yes” by Andrea Gibson - Here. 
41:04
May 05, 2022
Trauma Informed Workplaces w/ Katharine Manning
Trauma Informed Workplaces w/ Katharine Manning
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, for fifteen years Katharine guided the Justice Department through its response to victims in cases ranging from terrorism to large-scale financial fraud to child exploitation. She now uses her expertise to help organizations prepare for and respond to the challenges they face involving employees and clients who may be in trauma. Insight: Trauma is showing up in your workplace regardless of your readiness to receive it.  Action: Begin taking steps to become a trauma informed organization by providing culturally specific resources.   Episode Transcript Available Here: www.thediversitygap.com/podcast About the Diversity Gap: The Diversity Gap is for everyday people who want to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneybree @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com, www.thediversitygap.com Links from the Show: Submit a listener question of your own by visiting thediversitygap.com/podcast Learn more about OfColor: Disruptive Discourse by visiting www.ofcolor.com/disruptive-discourse Learn more about Katharine Manning: www.katharinemanning.com/ You can order Katharine's book here: www.katharinemanning.com/my-book/
53:56
April 28, 2022
Creating Culture Together w/ David Bailey
Creating Culture Together w/ David Bailey
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 engaging in healthy cross cultural collaboration.  Episode Transcript Available Here: www.thediversitygap.com/podcast About the Diversity Gap: The Diversity Gap is for everyday people who want to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneybree @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com, www.thediversitygap.com Links from the Show: Submit a listener question of your own by visiting thediversitygap.com/podcast Learn more and apply to The Growth Collective thediversitygap.com/growth-collective Arrabon: www.arrabon.com/ Account David referenced: www.instagram.com/davidmbailey/ Urban Doxology: www.urbandoxology.com/
44:07
April 20, 2022
What Lived Experiences Are We Missing on Our Team? w/ Noemí Jimenez
What Lived Experiences Are We Missing on Our Team? w/ Noemí Jimenez
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 business value. Insight: Your lived experience is invaluable. Action: Learn to articulate your lived experience through story. About the Diversity Gap: The Diversity Gap is for everyday people who want to pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneybree @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com, www.thediversitygap.com Links from the Show: Submit a listener question of your own by visiting thediversitygap.com/podcast QB Consulting: https://www.consultqb.com/ QB Consulting LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/qbadvisory/
45:59
April 11, 2022
Bonus Episode: A Conversation w/ Aiko Bethea
Bonus Episode: A Conversation w/ Aiko Bethea
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 Education and Research Group. She is also a Senior Director at Frontline Solutions, a black-owned consulting firm.  Insight: Assess your values, and discover how you will implement them in your life.  Action: Set and live into your value-based boundaries.   Episode Transcript Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show  Website: https://www.rarecoaching.net/ Instagram: @rare_coach
40:06
December 21, 2021
New Leaders, New Futures - Embodied and Authentic Leadership w/ Tracey Gee
New Leaders, New Futures - Embodied and Authentic Leadership w/ Tracey Gee
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 leadership genius. She has over 20 years of non-profit leadership experience and brings such relevant and incisive leadership acumen to the table. I hope you enjoy learning from Tracey as much as I did. Episode Transcript Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show Website: https://traceygee.me Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traceygee.me/ Account Tracey Referenced: @asiansformentalhealth
36:26
October 05, 2021
Lead with Courage - w/ Sandra Maria Van Opstal
Lead with Courage - w/ Sandra Maria Van Opstal
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 she’s cultivating there. Sandra is an author, pastor, speaker, and social entrepreneur who leads an organization called Chasing Justice. The mission of Chasing Justice to rebuild a just world. It is a faith-inspired movement led by a diverse array of people of color. And the organization works to elevate stories and pathways for justice practitioners and advocates. So after you hear from Sandra in this conversation, definitely check out the show notes to tap into all that this team is doing to inspire folks to get involved in addressing the most pressing issues we’re facing as a global community. Episode Transcript Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show Website:http://www.sandravanopstal.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandravanopstal/ Chasing Justice: https://chasingjustice.com
33:20
September 28, 2021
A Special Announcement from The Diversity Gap
A Special Announcement from The Diversity Gap
You are invited to The Diversity Gap Workshop, a day-long experience designed to help you create the culture you say you want!  Your level of racial self awareness sets the tone for how much, or how little, racial equity is possible in your organization or community. When you unravel the cultural narratives informing who you are and how you lead,  you will become a more effective leader. The growth you experience will positively impact your community and workplace for years to come. The Diversity Gap Workshop is not about sharing more information. This workshop is about transformation. In this one-day event, you will be prepared to pursue diversity, equity, and inclusion with integrity and authenticity. Learn more and register at www.thediversitygap.com/workshop.
03:33
September 27, 2021
Diversify Your Life - The Heartwork and Homework of Justice w/ Dani Coke
Diversify Your Life - The Heartwork and Homework of Justice w/ Dani Coke
Chapter 6: Diversify Your Life - The Heartwork and Homework of Justice w/ Dani Coke Insight: Your ability to cultivate a diverse personal life is directly tied to your ability to lead a diverse team Action: Resist racism and pursue diversity in every area of your life. For today’s conversation I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the one and the only Danielle Coke. You may know her as Oh Happy Dani on Instagram. Dani is an illustrator and advocate whose artwork  and words are all about helping good people become better neighbors. She has been featured on the Today Show, in Forbes, on NBC, BuzzFeed, Alive News, and on USA Today. What I love so much about Dani is that she is able to take complex ideas and even painful experiences and translate them into meaningful creations that as she says, “Speak to the heart of the matter.” She is just so down-to-earth, full of wisdom and joy. And in this conversation, she shares generously about what it looks like to do the heartwork and homework of antiracism in our everyday lives. Episode Transcripts Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show Website: https://ohhappydani.com Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ohhappydani/
30:32
September 21, 2021
Embrace Cultural Change - Psychological Safety and Belonging w/ Liz Fosslien
Embrace Cultural Change - Psychological Safety and Belonging w/ Liz Fosslien
Chapter 5: Embrace Cultural Change - Psychological Safety and Belonging w/ Liz Fosslien Insight: You have to adopt new and more liberating values, and behaviors, if you want diverse groups of people to flourish as they follow you. Action: You have to practice liberation and you must embody a new way of thinking and leading. To add texture to this insight, I sat down with Liz Fosselien, an illustrator and the co-author of the Wall Street Journal best-seller No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work. Liz is an expert on how to make work better. As the Head of Content at Humu, she helps teams and leaders develop the skills and habits that allow them to unlock their full potential. She regularly leads interactive, scientifically-backed workshops about how to build resilience, how to help remote workers avoid burnout, and how to effectively harness emotion as a leader. Her work has been featured by TED, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Economist, and NPR. In our conversation, we talk about Liz’s professional journey as well as what it takes to create psychological safety within your organizational culture. Check it out! Episode Transcript Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizandmollie/ Website: https://www.lizandmollie.com Book: https://www.lizandmollie.com/book
29:56
September 14, 2021
Choose Your Framework - The Equity Imperative w/ Ale Trevino and Deshawn Adams
Choose Your Framework - The Equity Imperative w/ Ale Trevino and Deshawn Adams
Chapter 4: Choose Your Framework - The Equity Imperative w/ Ale Trevino and Deshawn Adams Insight: There are many frameworks for pursuing organizational culture and diversity, and each has different objectives. Action: Choose your framework and know why. The conversation I’m sharing with you today is with my friends Deshawn Adams and Ale Trevino. Deshawn is a human capital consultant for Deloitte and he and I connected many years ago through a racial justice education program we were co-leading at our church. And Ale is an MBA Candidate at Kellogg School of Management, but prior to being a grad student was also at Deloitte working as a consultant and strategist. I got to know Ale through an organization we both love called Plywood People. I had Deshawn and Ale on the podcast because last year, they were on the team at Deloitte that created a report called The Equity Imperative. This report, which is linked in the show notes, is full of world-class research and business insights for leaders who want to do more than talk a good game about DEI. I was so grateful to be able to talk Ale and Deshawn about the equity imperative and about what racial equity requires of us in this day and age. Quick note, while Deshawn and Ale created this report at Deloitte, the opinions they express in our conversation belong to Deshawn and Ale alone, and do not reflect an official perspective of Deloitte as a company. Episode Transcript is available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show Notes The Equity Imperative Report - https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/the-equity-imperative.html Closing the Racial Inequity Gap by Citigroup - https://ir.citi.com/NvIUklHPilz14Hwd3oxqZBLMn1_XPqo5FrxsZD0x6hhil84ZxaxEuJUWmak51UHvYk75VKeHCMI%3D
53:48
August 31, 2021
Motivation Matters - Interrogating White Racial Identity and Practicing Antiracism w/ Jenny Potter
Motivation Matters - Interrogating White Racial Identity and Practicing Antiracism w/ Jenny Potter
Chapter 3: Motivation Matters - Interrogating White Racial Identity and Practicing Antiracism w/ Jenny Potter Insight: Your motivation for diversifying your team matters. Action: If your motivation is to honor people's dignity, keep going. If your motivation is to appear relevant, stop now.  Jenny Booth Potter is a woman who has dedicated her life to practicing antiracism and to supporting the work of Black women activists. Jenny is thoughtful and brings so much clarity and conviction to her antiracism work. In this conversation, we dive into what it’s been like for her as a white woman to go on a journey of show up to the work of racial justice with consistency and authenticity. I am grateful for Jenny’s voice and leadership, and I know you will be too. Episode Transcript is Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Show Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennybpotter/ Website: http://jennyboothpotter.com TNQ Show: https://www.tnqshow.com
44:48
August 24, 2021
Impact Over Intentions - A Conversation w/ Terence Lester
Impact Over Intentions - A Conversation w/ Terence Lester
Chapter Two: Impact Over Intentions Insight: The impact of your organizational culture on people of color is more important than your good intentions for diversity. Action: Prioritize hearing, believing, and following the leadership of people of color. Follow the lead of those most impacted by the problem. Terence is a speaker, an activist, an author and thought leader on systemic poverty. He’s known for nationwide campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding homelessness and economic inequality. His awareness campaigns have been featured on MLK50, CNN, Good Morning America, TVONE, Creative Mornings, USA Today, NBC, AJC, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Upworthy, and have been viewed by millions of people worldwide. In 2013, Terence founded the non-profit “Love Beyond Walls” and has helped hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty to rebuild their lives. In 2019, Terence launched the Dignity Museum, the first shipping container museum in the U.S. specifically dedicated telling the stories of people who’ve experienced homelessness. Terence has written six books, and his new book, “When We Stand: The Power Of Seeking Justice Together,” released in May. He also holds four degrees and is working towards his Ph.D. at Union Institute & University in Public Policy & Social Change. So clearly, Terence is someone who has so much to teach us. But what I loved most about this conversation was how Terence pulled from his personal story and lived experiences to illuminate the nuances of living in a racialized society. This is a stellar conversation. Enjoy! Access episode transcript here. The Diversity Gap exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Episode Links Website: http://terencelester.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imterencelester/ Love Beyond Walls: http://www.lovebeyondwalls.org Racial Identity Development for BIPOC: https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/The-Ladder-of-Empowerment-for-POC.pdf Racial Identity Development for White folks:https://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/diversity/LifeLongJourney.pdf
47:56
August 17, 2021
Racism is the Problem - What Equity and Justice Require of Us w/ Tamice Spencer
Racism is the Problem - What Equity and Justice Require of Us w/ Tamice Spencer
Chapter 1: Racism is the Problem - What Equity and Justice Require of Us w/ Tamice Spencer Insight: Your team’s lack of “racial diversity” is not the root of the problem. Racism and white supremacy are the root problems. Action: Adjust your perspectives and strategies accordingly. My conversation partner for this episode is Tamice Spencer. Tamice graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a double major Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Advertising. At age 20 she felt the call to vocational ministry quite strongly and hasn’t looked back. She has worked with hundreds of young adults and has a passion for learning, speaking, songwriting, and teaching. Tamice is the Founder of Sub:Culture Incorporated a non profit that seeks to eradicate barriers for black college students. Sub: Culture Incorporated was created with students on the margins in mind and a longing to see them centered, and holistically cared for while on campus. Tamice  is also co-founder of the Kingdom Collaborative, an Atlanta based collective of HBCU ministry practitioners. For six years she served on full-time staff with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the last two years on staff as the Associate Area Director of HBCU Planting & Strategy for the Southeast Region. Episode Transcript Available Here About The Diversity Gap The Diversity Gap Academy exists to help leaders pair their good intentions for diversity with true cultural change. You can order the book, The Diversity Gap, at www.thediversitygap.com. Bethaney Wilkinson is the Host and Executive Producer. Final Production is by Live Grace Productions. Thank you to our guests and patrons who make this podcast possible! Instagram - @bethaneywilkinson @thediversitygap Website - www.bethaneywilkinson.com Links from the Episode Website: https://www.tamicenamae.org Book: https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Faith-Reflections-Politics-Christianity/dp/1735833703/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=keeping+the+faith&qid=1627310140&sr=8-5 Sub:Culture Incorporated: https://www.subcultureinc.org
44:06
August 10, 2021
Season Finale: Amplify AAPI Voices
Season Finale: Amplify AAPI Voices
In this season finale, Bethaney shares a few thoughts on recent incidents of anti-Asian racist violence. She talks about what it looks like to stand in solidarity with communities unlike your own, and encourages us all to lean into the hard realities of the society we live in. Be sure to check out the show notes to find and follow AAPI voices that may be new to you.
11:08
March 23, 2021
What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?
What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?
In this episode, Bethaney unpacks the basic theoretical assumptions of Critical Race Theory (CRT), why they matter, and how they help us build toward increased diversity in our workplaces and communities. If you've heard the term but have no real sense of what it means, you're not alone. This episode is for you!
19:10
March 16, 2021
Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination and the Four Dimensions of Racism
Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination and the Four Dimensions of Racism
Hey hey! In this episode of The Diversity Gap Academy we are unpacking the differences between stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and the four dimensions of racism. Listen in to get a refresher on how these practices are at work in your life and leadership.
20:28
March 09, 2021
How to Interrogate Your Racial Narratives
How to Interrogate Your Racial Narratives
In this episode, Bethaney unpacks a tool you can use to interrogate your race-related stories in every day life. She shares 6-7 questions you can use to reflect on race-related memories and experiences, and drives the point home by working through one of her own race-related narratives in real-time.
21:11
March 02, 2021
What is Race?
What is Race?
In this lesson, Bethaney unpacks four aspects of race and invites us to increase the nuance and curiosity we bring to how we identify ourselves and others.
14:02
February 16, 2021
Slowing Down Enough to Know What's Driving Your Cultural Change
Slowing Down Enough to Know What's Driving Your Cultural Change
The *way* we pursue change is just as important as the *why.* In this episode, Bethaney reviews and closes out the culture series. You'll get a recap of every lesson in the series, as well as some perspectives on how to slow down enough to evaluate *how* you're pursuing change. The tools we use to pursue cultural change are important! Listen in to hear why.
17:01
February 09, 2021
Making Villains (Part 2) and Finding the Power to Make a Difference
Making Villains (Part 2) and Finding the Power to Make a Difference
In this episode of The Diversity Gap Academy, we unpack how making villains of others limits our ability to embody the changes we are seeking the most. In this episode, our organizational change work gets personal. Listen in and answer four powerful questions to help you put today's lesson at work in your everyday life.
16:56
February 02, 2021
Special Release - A Reading from "Deep is the Hunger" by Howard Thurman
Special Release - A Reading from "Deep is the Hunger" by Howard Thurman
In this special release, in anticipation of Black History Month, Bethaney shares a reading from Howard Thurman's "Deep is the Hunger."
05:32
January 29, 2021
Making Villains and the "Problem" Woman of Color in the Workplace
Making Villains and the "Problem" Woman of Color in the Workplace
We continue our culture series as we dive into villain narratives and the "problem" woman of color in the workplace. Popularized by research done by the Centre for Community Organizations in Montreal, this episode unpacks a common experience women of color navigate in majority white-led organizations. This topic is important for any of us who aspire to create more diverse organizational cultures. Check it out!
19:27
January 26, 2021
Unpacking Bias in Performance Evaluations and Organizational Values
Unpacking Bias in Performance Evaluations and Organizational Values
Are your values "normal" or are they tied to your personal culture and preferences? In this lesson, we talk about organizational values and employee performance evaluations. Are your standards for "good performance" tied to your personal opinions about how people "should be"? Or are they tied to actual work products and outcomes? Listen in as Bethaney shares some personal stories and perspectives on this topic.
13:47
January 22, 2021
How to Challenge Your Organization's Hero Stories
How to Challenge Your Organization's Hero Stories
In this episode of The Diversity Gap Academy, we continue in our culture series, unpacking the tensions of organizational origin stories and what it takes to challenge them well. Listen in to learn more about the importance of understanding your organization's hero narratives and how they help or hurt your diversity efforts.
13:16
January 19, 2021
Resisting Racial Color Blindness in Anxious Times
Resisting Racial Color Blindness in Anxious Times
In this episode of The Diversity Gap Academy, we take a break from our series on organizational culture to discuss racial color blindness. When the world is anxious and as racial tensions rise, racial color blindness can seem like the way to go. In this episode, we explore: what is racial color blindness? How is it showing up these days? How do we resist it? And why?
17:34
January 15, 2021
How to Identify Your Organizational Culture
How to Identify Your Organizational Culture
In this episode of The Diversity Gap Academy, we unpack the five inputs of organizational culture. By the end of this episode, you'll have the tools to sit down and identify the named and unnamed aspects of your organizational culture.
19:43
January 12, 2021
The Power of the Right Conditions
The Power of the Right Conditions
In this episode of The Diversity Gap Academy, we kick-off a series on organizational culture, with a focus on the importance of the right conditions for cultural change. We also talk about The Culture Cycle, a simple and inspiring framework on how to leverage the power of ideas to change an institution.
24:30
January 08, 2021
Welcome to The Diversity Gap Academy
Welcome to The Diversity Gap Academy
Welcome to The Diversity Gap Academy, where good intentions meet true cultural change. In this inaugural episode, Founder of The Diversity Gap Project and Podcast, Bethaney Wilkinson, shares the mission and vision of The Diversity Gap Academy and invites you to get involved!
15:02
December 29, 2020