Inclusionomics®

Inclusionomics®

By Stacey Gordon & Lisa Gates
Welcome to the Inclusionomics® Podcast, a place for fresh, real talk about our lived experiences with the challenges of being seen, heard, and included.

Hosted by diversity and inclusion strategist Stacey Gordon, and leadership and storytelling coach Lisa Gates, Inclusionomics® dives into hot button issues with an eye for powering up people on the edge: of action, of complicity, of giving up. We offer you validation, resources and fuel to fiercely advocate for inclusion at work, school, and in your community.
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Unapologetically Privileged
What is privilege? Do you have privilege? Various definitions tell us that privilege is unearned access to resources but it’s the word “unearned” that puts people on edge and makes them defensive. So in this episode, we’re going to talk about privilege, what it is, what it means to different people and why it’s ok to be unapologetic about the privilege you have.
33:20
February 11, 2020
Unapologetically Me
In this episode we explore what unapologetic means on a personal level. Because change starts on the inside. Internally. Right where you are. How do you be you, unapologetically, in all the places and spaces you show up?  How and where do you bring your whole self to the party, and where do you hold back? What does it mean to be unapologetically you?
26:29
January 28, 2020
You Shoulda Asked
Everything is negotiable. Even if you’ve been told it isn’t or think it isn’t, or is it? In this episode we bust a few myths about who asks, why women don’t ask and how to ask, or maybe demand, what we want.
37:10
September 17, 2019
You Shoulda Been a Better Parent
Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” But what is better and how do you define better? We have unreal expectations about what parenting should be and what a working parent should look like and as we try to build more inclusive workplaces sometimes we look at a person and wonder, “Who raised you?” This podcast topic isn’t about shaming or blaming, we're simply voicing some of the things we think about as we try to parent in this crazy world.
39:01
September 4, 2019
You Coulda Been Woke
What prompted us to start this dialogue? As usual, an off-hand comment, a casual remark, or an event that causes one of us to say, "are you kidding me??" What does it mean to be woke? What’s the definition? How woke do you have to be? You can't be woke because you have a black friend and you aren't woke just because you're protesting. If you had an opportunity to be woke and missed it, listen it and you might get a new opportunity. 
38:13
August 13, 2019
You Shoulda Taken a Sick Day
How many days do you find yourself at work - tired, overworked and feeling burned out?  There is nothing we as the co-hosts love more than a good mental health day, but in a culture where some people are applauded for working long days with no vacation in sight, how do you change this culture so that it benefits you and your well being?  Stop working yourself to death, stop working your employees to death and cut yourself some slack. Your career will thank you!
30:04
July 30, 2019
You Shoulda Broke the Rules
 There are so many rules to live by… be strong, but don’t be bossy; speak up, but not too loudly . . .  We know you’re tired of living by rules made by someone else and so are we. Join us as we discuss how to break the rules and stay employed! 
41:33
July 16, 2019
You Shoulda Said No
Do you have a hard time saying no? Do you find yourself saying, "I shoulda said no"? Or asking yourself why you said yes to THAT? You're not alone. We've all been there - some of us are there - stuck in an unending cycle of yes. But we're going to help you break the cycle while fulfilling our need to be heard, seen and included, which won’t happen unless we strategically say no.
34:36
July 3, 2019
You Shoulda Fixed Your Hair
It's hard enough dealing with all the inequities in the workplace, but when it comes to the written and unwritten rules around hair, things get a little twisted. In this episode hosts Stacey,  Thelá  and Lisa talk about all the ways "You Shoulda Fixed Your Hair"  to avoid racial and economic bias, as well as California's new C.R.O.W.N. Act banning dress codes that forbid braids, twists  and other natural hair styles. 
42:35
June 18, 2019
You Shoulda Hired a Woman
in this episode we're tackling gender bias in hiring and things we can do to make our own changes. But we know that if we have the tools and the awareness, we can do better. We can come together to do our part to make incremental changes. Let's move the needle! Why should you hire a woman? What are the legal reasons? By the end of this podcast, you'll have a fabulous tool to make sure you get paid what you're worth and you'll be better equipped to be an ally to other women just like you.
35:45
June 4, 2019
You Shoulda Stayed Calm
Tired of being cast as angry? Tired of being told to calm down when you have every right to be angry?  In this episode, we talk about anger as a symptom of something underlying that needs to be addressed.  When women are more likely than men to suppress anger at work and they are more likely than men to be penalized for showing anger we have to do something to change this biased way of thinking.
31:13
May 21, 2019
Co-Host Introduction - Lisa Gates
As we go through this season with a theme of Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, we thought it would be good to introduce the hosts to you and we hope you'll get to know us more as we travel along this journey together. 
12:29
May 7, 2019
Co-Host Introduction - Stacey Gordon
As we go through this season with a theme of Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, we thought it would be good to introduce the hosts to you and we hope you'll get to know us more as we travel along this journey together.
15:59
May 7, 2019
Co-Host Introduction - Thelá Thatch
As we go through this season with a theme of Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, we thought it would be good to introduce the hosts to you and we hope you'll get to know us more as we travel along this journey together.
12:46
May 7, 2019
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda . . . and other noise
How many times a day do you find yourself saying “I shoulda…” You can fill in the blank with just about anything but have you ever stopped to ask yourself if that shoulda is something you want to do? And who says you shoulda? Your mom, your boss, your partner? Let’s stop all that noise. Join three experts in diversity, inclusion, HR and negotiation - Stacey Gordon, Thelá Thatch and Lisa Gates. Meet Stacey: Stacey A. Gordon is an innovative human capital strategist whose mission is to reduce bias in global talent acquisition and management. To that end, Stacey offers diversity, inclusion and career related online courses which have been viewed more than 1 million times. She was recognized by Pepperdine University as a Top 40 Over 40 Leader, was a finalist for Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Helping Women Award and was recognized by Forbes as a Top 3 Business Leader Who Spoke Out About Diversity & Inclusion. In her capacity as a highly-rated coach, she is a member of Forbes Coaching Council and has coached D&I practitioners at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.  Meet Lisa: In my practice, I operate on the radical idea that women do not need to twist themselves into pretzels to conform to the "shoulds."  As a certified coach (CTI) focusing on career development, I help you grab hold of your strengths and accomplishments, write and tell your story, amplify your voice, and grow your influence so so you can take your place at the table and get the respect, recognition, role, and salary you deserve.   Meet Thelá: Founder & CEO of a full-service HR consulting service providing HR services to small businesses and non-profit organizations that include but are not limited to; organizational development, talent management, diversity & inclusion strategies, employee relations, document & policy reviews, HR audits, progressive discipline strategies, and outplacement services. 
33:01
April 23, 2019