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Culture Moments

Culture Moments

By Tanya @ LCW
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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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 2, 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 1, 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 5, 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 7, 2021