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Culture Moments

By Language & Culture Worldwide
Welcome to the Culture Moments podcast, a global conversation on diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture. Each episode, we’ll bring you experts, stories, and insights that shine a light on the many ways organizations are building the mindsets, skills, and systems to succeed in a culturally diverse world.
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Brave Conversations with LCW: What Work from Home Has Meant for Workers with a Disability
While the pandemic has led to the widespread acceptance of remote work and drawn increased attention to digital accessibility, in many cases, workers with a disability have not benefited from these advancements like their peers. In fact, a 2019 Rutgers study showed that among people who continued working during the pandemic, workers with disabilities were less likely than those without disabilities to be working from home and experienced heightened levels of joblessness. In this Brave Conversation, Culture Moments podcast host Larry Baker is joined by guests Deb Dagit, the President and Founder of Deb Daggit Diversity LLC, and Tracy Lee Mitchelson, Director of Training, Disability, and Inclusion at GSK to unpack these insights and more. Together they discuss what the impact of the pandemic has been on workers with a disability, what we have learned from this experience, and where we go from here. Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-what-work-from-home-has-meant-for-workers-with-disabilities/  Guest and Host Info: Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Deb Dagit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-dagit-146823/ Tracy Lee Mitchelson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracymitchelson/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
35:14
May 18, 2022
Brave Conversations with LCW: Holistic Health During a Pandemic
According to a recent study by Qualtrics, 58% of employees report their job is the main source of their mental distress. The pandemic only exacerbated this trend - further blurring the lines between "home" and "work." But how did this impact the inequities we know already existed in access to healthcare among BIPOC communities? In this Brave Conversation, Culture Moments podcast host Larry Baker is joined by guests Ariel McGrew, Business Psychologist at Tactful Disruption, and Dr. Harry Petaway, Director of Business Development and Community Engagement for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion and Creator of The Equity Community of Practice. Within their conversation, they dive into what holistic health is, how the pandemic has impacted holistic health particularly for BIPOC communities, and what employers can do to support their employees holistic health. Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-holistic-health-during-a-pandemic/ Guest and Host Info: Ariel McGrew: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielshiversmcgrew/ Dr. Harry Petaway: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hpetaway/  Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
52:05
April 13, 2022
Brave Conversations with LCW: What Mentorship Means
Mentorship. You know the term. You're familiar with the concept. But what does it mean to truly foster a meaningful mentorship in the workplace? In this Brave Conversation, Culture Moments podcast, host Larry Baker is joined by Larry is joined by guests Lisa Fain, CEO of The Center for Mentoring Excellence, Kamillah Knight, Senior Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Danaher Corporation, and LCW’s own Tamara Thorpe, Senior Consultant and the founder of Real Mentors Network. Together, they explore what it means to form an authentic mentorship, why mentorship matters, the different forms mentorship can take, and what it looks like to put this conversation into action and pursue a mentorship in your own workplace. Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-what-mentorship-means/ Guest and Host Info: Lisa Fain: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisazfain/ Kamillah Knight: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamillahknight/  Tamara Thorpe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarathorpe1/  Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
51:04
March 16, 2022
Brave Conversations with LCW: What the “Great Resignation” Means for BIPOC Workers
The great resignation… the great reshuffle… the great realignment… whatever you call it, this period of flux, characterized by high rates of workers leaving jobs for better or more flexible opportunities, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and no organization is immune. In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, host Larry Baker has a Brave Conversation about the Great Resignation’s impacts on businesses and the BIPOC community. Larry is joined by guests Michael Johnson (Managing Director, HR Capital Group) and Kenneth Peck (SVP of Operations, Valor Intelligent Processing). Together, they explore what this moment means for businesses, how BIPOC workers might be affected, and what organizations can do to promote a sense of belonging amongst their entire workforce. Find the full show notes and transcript here: hyyps://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-great-resignation Guest and Host Info: Michael Johnson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-johnson-phr/ Kenneth Peck: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-peck-9a494447/ Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
31:16
February 03, 2022
Brave Conversations with LCW: Parenting During the Pandemic
In this special edition of our Brave Conversations series, host Larry Baker has a discussion with LCW colleagues José Guardado (Principal Consultant), Melissa Neu (Buisness Development Consultant), and Rebecca Parrilla (Director of Content & Research) on a shared experience many people can relate to: parenting during the pandemic. This unique episode highlights features Language & Culture Worldwide team voices, as they reflect on the past two years together and explore: the challenges of parenting and caregiving during the pandemic, how this experience changed their values, what privileges they might have had that helped them get through it all, and what the pandemic has taught us about work culture moving forward from here. Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-parenting-during-the-pandemic Guest and Host Info: José Guardado: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joserguardado/ Melissa Neu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmelissaneu/ Rebecca Parrilla: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaparrilla/ Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
52:27
January 20, 2022
Brave Conversations with LCW: A Year After George Floyd - What’s Next?
LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker continues our Brave Conversation series with a discussion on the Black community’s experience in the time since the murder of George Floyd, what this moment has meant in the context of the Black experience in America, and what can continue to be done to move towards a more equitable society. Larry is joined by guests, Bernard C. Coleman III (Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, Gusto), Judith Harrison (Executive Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Weber Shandwick), and Amberley Smith (Diversity and Inclusion Program Lead, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) for a rich conversation reflecting on personal, professional, and societal experiences. Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-a-year-after-george-floyd-whats-next/  Guest and Host Info: Bernard C. Coleman III: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernardcolemaniii/ Judith Harrison: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judithharrison/ Amberley Smith: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amberleysmith/ Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
47:17
January 05, 2022
Brave Conversations with LCW: What about the Latinx Community
In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker has a brave conversation about the challenges the Latinx community faced during the pandemic and the obstacles this community continues to face in the workplace today. Guests Daisy Auger-Dominguez (Chief People Officer, VICE Media) and Carlos Herrera (Inclusive Diversity Lead Consultant, Allstate) explore timely and crucial topics including how the pandemic most affected the Latinx community, why some companies find it difficult to support the Latinx community after Hispanic Heritage month, and what it means to go beyond performative allyship. Find the full show notes and transcript here:https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-what-about-the-latinx-community Guest and Host Info: Daisy Auger-Dominguez:https://www.linkedin.com/in/daisyaugerdominguez/ Carlos Herrera: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herreracarlos/ Larry Baker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-baker-8b262b75/ Follow LCW on social media: LCW LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide LCX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide/ LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
40:03
December 08, 2021
Brave Conversations with LCW: Pride After the Pandemic
In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, host Larry Baker has a brave conversation about what a post-pandemic “return to normal” might look like for the LGBTQ+ community, how organizational leaders can support their LGBTQ+ staff members, and what authentic change looks like in practice. Lara Avisov (Sr. Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner, Uber) and Dr. Joel A. Brown (Chief Visionary Officer, Pneumos) share their insights and perspectives on the pandemic, pride month, and what it means to challenge organizations to make meaningful and lasting change. Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com//culture-moments-podcast-pride-after-the-pandemic Guest Info: Lara Avisov: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lavisov/ Dr. Joel A. Brown: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelanthonybrown/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc
38:42
November 24, 2021
Brave Conversations with LCW: What “Return to Work” Means for Women
We kick off season 2 of the Culture Moments podcast with a Brave Conversation discussing what a potencial “return to work” could mean for women. In February 2021, women’s labor force participation hit a 33-year low, proving the pandemic, remote work and lay-offs have disproportionately impacted women workers. As organizations and workers plan for a “return to the office,” we discuss what this means for the swaths of women cut out of the workforce and what organizations must do to bring them back. Host and LCW Consultant Larry Baker is joined by industry experts Perika Sampson (Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Gilead Sciences), Jessica Gilbert (Head, Inclusion, & Collaboration at Cisco Meraki), and Ebony Travis (Director, Global HR & EEO Policy, Programs & Audit at Boston Scientific). Find the full show notes and transcript here: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-what-return-to-work-means-for-women/ Guest Info: *Perika Sampson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/perika-sampson-75b3845/ Jessica Gilbert: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicamgilbert/ Ebony Travis (Tichenor): https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebonytravis01/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide LCW Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCWllc *Show note: Perika Sampson has changed positions since this episode was recorded. Perika now works as the Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Gilead Sciences.
42:39
November 10, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Patricia Glasel of TransPerfect
Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Patricia Glasel, Global Training Director at TransPerfect to discuss her partnership with LCW, and how global cross-cultural management and DEI have shifted in her experience working in Europe.  GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-glasel-8769a07/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
14:48
June 30, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Kimberly Williams of Stanley Black and Decker
Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Kimberly Williams, Stanley Black & Decker’s first Global Diversity & Inclusion Program Director. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-around-the-world-in-20-years-with-kimberly-williams-of-stanley-black-decker GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-robinson-williams-mba-sphr-6378a94/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
18:09
April 22, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Cathy Gallagher-Louisy
Our "Around the World in 20 Years" continues in Canada where we're chatting with Cathy Gallagher-Louisy,  Principal at CGL Consulting. Cathy is a globally-connected DEI and Corporate Social Responsibility professional with over 15 years of experience across a wide range of organizations. In this conversation, we discuss: The family dynamics that had a long-term effect on Cathy’s work LCW's Global Cultures program at Hewitt What organizations and DEI teams need to be successful in 2021 Understanding and approaching DEI as an organizational change agent. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-around-the-world-in-20-years-with-cathy-gallagher-louisy-of-cgl-consulting GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathygl/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
23:51
April 15, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Akberet Boykin-Farr of Emerson
We continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Akberet Boykin-Farr, VP of Diversity and Social Responsibility at Emerson out of St. Louis, Missouri. At Emerson, we worked with Akberet on the development and rollout of the company’s unconscious bias training globally, which was the beginning of their D&I training. We talk a little bit about the broader and more robust D&I initiatives brought about by that training, and how leadership is taking more of an initiative to promote inclusion on their teams. But what is particularly valuable about this conversation is Akberet’s key advice to practitioners on avoiding perfectionism. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-around-the-world-in-20-years-with-akberet-boykin-farr-of-emerson GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akberet-boykin-farr LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
10:28
April 02, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Lukeisha Paul from GroupM
Lukeisha Paul of GroupM joins Around the World to talk about how the organization and LCW have partnered together over the past year and a half – especially in light of the events of 2020. Lukeisha also shares some great advice for new DEI practitioners in the field. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/culture-moments-podcast-lukeisha-paul-group-m GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeisha-paul-7022b84/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
29:12
March 22, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Mita Mallick of Carta
A corporate change-maker with a track record of transforming businesses and cultures, Carta's Mita Mallick is a passionate storyteller who believes in the power of diversity to spur creative strategic thinking to ultimately transform brands.  In this episode we dig into the details a bit about how the Cultural Immersions, a program that went beyond unconscious bias and into the heart and soul of the experience of underrepresented communities, was created. Mita also touches a bit on the topic of inclusive representation and inclusive design along with her future-forward insights on how we can all become our own Chief Diversity Officers – in our own way. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/around-the-world…mallick-of-carta/ GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mita-mallick-2b165822/) LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide CARTA: https://carta.com/
17:27
March 10, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Kamillah Knight of Ferrero North America
We continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Kamillah Knight, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Ferrero North America. Yes, Nutella, Kinder…that Ferrero! At Ferrero, Kamillah is responsible for advancing the company’s global efforts on diversity in North America and helping to shape its inclusion strategy across the region. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/around-the-world-in-20-years-with-kamillah-knight-of-ferrero RESOURCES: Kamillah Knight on LinkedIn Cultural Immersions "Black Experience" Program Receives Praise from CTI LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
21:46
March 01, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Stephen Cornejo Garcia of Allstate
Today, we’re continuing our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Stephen Cornejo Garcia, Director of Inclusive Diversity and Organizational Effectiveness at Allstate. Stephen executes the enterprise strategy around diversity and inclusion and oversees the organizational effectiveness solutions designed to impact the people side of change and transformation. In this conversation, we discuss the Changemaker programs we’ve released across the enterprise and also the need for continuous self-reflection and examination in this work. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/around-the-world-in-20-years-with-stephen-cornejo-garcia-of-allstate/ GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-cornejo-garcia-0b31211/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
18:46
February 16, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Carol Watson, BCW
We continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Carol Watson, the Chief Inclusion Officer at global communications agency BCW. Previously, worked at Carol  Diversity Best Practices and Working Mother Media, where she was at the time a Senior Director of Global Advisory and Consulting. There she was responsible for advising and consulting 200+ mid- to large-sized organizational leaders at all levels on how to best leverage proven and innovative diversity initiatives and sustainable culture change strategies. Carol also co-founded the marketing and media industry initiative Inclusive100 with She Runs It, which brings together the advertising, media and marketing ecosystem to benchmark workforce, workplace and inclusive culture progress and share best practices with 30+ marketing organizations participating quarterly. Carol Watson has a deep understanding of the business approach to embedding inclusion and the metrics-driven practices of building and nurturing a truly inclusive organization. We talk quite a bit about this in our conversation, how DEI is both an art and science and how in this innovative DEI landscape, having a baseline understanding of the art and science is still critical.  FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/around-the-world-in-the-world-in-20-years-with-carol-watson-bcw/ GUEST INFO: Put LinkedIn here, or company website. RESOURCES: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolawatson/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
23:29
February 05, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Geetha Rajagopal, Phebus HR Advisory
We're delighted to speak to Geetha Rajagopal, a longtime LCW partner and friend. As the co-founder of Phebus HR Advisory in India Geetha works with organizations across the globe, helping them with projects involving office structuring and diversity & inclusion. In this episode, Geetha shares how she entered the D&I and intercultural competence field as an LCW-trained facilitator during her time at Hewitt (now Aon), and her views on what practitioners must do to move the D&I field forward - and fully integrate it into business functions and cultures.  FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/around-the-world-in-20-years-with-geetha-rajagopal-phebus-hr-advisory/ GUEST INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geetharajagopal/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
18:47
January 29, 2021
Around the World in 20 Years with Tyronne Stoudemire, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Season One of the Culture Moments Podcast begins with Tyronne Stoudemire,  Global Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.  Tyronne has worked with LCW in many capacities, dating back to his early DEI years at Hewitt Associates.  It was there that he learned the DEI ropes and helped Hewitt make big inroads on groundbreaking DEI initiatives - like improving 401k participation rates among Black and Latinx employees. He also worked with LCW to develop and deliver a signature training program called The Power of Worldviews, which helped Hewitt clients across the globe improve their understanding of culture and the role it plays in how they - and their colleagues - perceive, work, and communicate with each other. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/introducing-lcws…-moments-podcast/ TYRONNE LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/calltyronne/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
26:31
January 15, 2021
(Season One Trailer) Around the World in 20 Years: Global Lessons in DEI
We're kicking off Culture Moments by taking you around the world to meet the practitioners and experts that have been a part of our 20-year intercultural DEI journey. We're excited to bring you their stories and insights - especially after a year that has seen so much crisis and change globally. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT: https://languageandculture.com/introducing-lcws…-moments-podcast/ LCW LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/language-&-culture-worldwide/ LCW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LanguageAndCultureWorldwide
03:03
January 07, 2021