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Stop Playing Diversity with Dr. Monica Cox

Stop Playing Diversity with Dr. Monica Cox

By Dr. Monica Cox
Dr. Monica Cox is an engineer, professor, entrepreneur, and authenticity coach. She talks about what it really means to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and how to succeed in your career without losing your authentic self. I guide people and organizations in authentic ways to emerge wiser, bolder, and whole. #StopPlayingDiversity
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Stop Playing Diversity with Dr. Monica Cox

The Power of Accountability and Confrontation

Stop Playing Diversity with Dr. Monica Cox

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Influence is Situational
Today's episode addresses how people in one situation might not be influential in another. It's important to explore how we define value as we move forward with diversity, equity, and inclusion work. 
07:59
June 20, 2022
Are You Profiting from Oppression?
Whether it's conscious or unconscious, many people who say they are diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are profiting from oppression. Learn what this looks like and how neutrality can be toxic in DEI work. 
07:37
June 13, 2022
Why Don't You Leave Already?
Today's episode addresses why someone might stay in an organization that plays diversity. Although the majority of people depart, there's value in staying, getting to the root of historical oppression, and pushing against a system that repeatedly harms members of diverse groups. 
10:31
June 06, 2022
Diversity Words of Encouragement
This episode is all about lifting you up. If no one has ever thanked you for doing this work and sacrificing for diversity, equity, and inclusion, these words will acknowledge you. Thank you for all you do. Your work is not in vain. 
07:31
May 30, 2022
Support for Diversity Whistleblowers
It takes courage to be a diversity whistleblower. For those of you called to do this work, know that what you are doing is worth it. Your efforts are not in vain. 
05:41
May 23, 2022
It's Time to Update Your Diversity Policies
When someone new comes to your organization, it's time to update your policies. Learn what you must do to ensure that all voices and people are included authentically in your organization. 
07:28
May 16, 2022
"Show Me Your Diversity Data:" My Viral Tweet Explained
"Instead of showing me your diversity statement, show me your hiring data, your discrimination claim stats, your salary tables, your retention numbers, your diversity policies, and your leaders’ public actions against racism. End performative allyship." Listen to what motivated the creation of this viral tweet that has transformed how people think about diversity. 
05:59
May 09, 2022
Overcoming the Fear of Diversity Changes
Diversity is being politicized in every area of U.S. society. This episode calls out the fear that is hindering diversity work and ways to address this fear. 
10:11
May 02, 2022
A Diversity Story: Leaving Kids Under 5 Behind
As a global pandemic continues, kids under 5 and their parents await the option to receive a vaccine. This presents a perfect equity example that can be translated to multiple environments. 
09:18
April 18, 2022
Take Care, Black Women
This episode is dedicated to Black women. In a world that doesn't always care for you, take care of yourself. 
07:13
March 28, 2022
You're Doing Diversity Work Well When...
Many people don't receive formal feedback about the impact of their diversity well. Today's episode offers a perspective about whether your diversity efforts are transforming environments. 
08:20
March 21, 2022
What Is Performative Diversity?
This episode breaks down the elements of performative diversity and shares tips for moving from "fake" diversity to authentic diversity.
09:16
March 14, 2022
Show Me Your Diversity Resources
An organization's commitment to diversity is connected directly to the resources (i.e., money) it invests in diversity efforts. You may have a diversity agenda, but can it be achieved given your organization's priorities?
08:58
March 07, 2022
Tell Your Diversity Story
If you had a notebook to tell your diversity story, what would it contain? Today's episode encourages you to share your story, even if it hurts. Sharing our journeys pays it forward so others learn from us even after we are gone. 
05:03
February 21, 2022
Be Better, Not Bitter
Today's episode is about getting to a place where you see the bigger picture about diversity. You may have scars or cuts, but that doesn't have to keep you down. Expand your thinking about diversity so you can continue to grow as a diversity leader. 
05:24
February 14, 2022
What's Your Diversity Threshold?
People often ask me how much "pain" they should endure when diversity efforts aren't as they should be in an organization. This episode offers guidance about determining your tolerance level for diversity-related challenges in the workplace. 
07:41
February 07, 2022
Are You Ready to Be a Diversity Superhero?
A lot of people want to be diversity superheroes, but not everyone is equipped. This episode breaks down what it takes to be a diversity superhero without perishing as you do this work. 
05:55
January 31, 2022
Diversity Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
Working remotely has shifted how we think and respond to diversity. This episode offers tips for applying lessons learned from the pandemic to our workplaces long after the pandemic is over. 
08:04
January 24, 2022
You Are More Than Your Job Description
We are starting 2022 with no regrets. No job can define or contain you as you move toward your purpose. 
07:48
January 14, 2022
Believe Your Organization the First Time
I love Dr. Maya Angelou. Today I'm paraphrasing one of her quotes to help people recognize organization warming signs before it's too late.
07:43
January 07, 2022
It's Time to Give Diversity Officers Real Power
Numerous organizations hired diversity officers after the murder of George Floyd. Today I'm outlining what is needed for those diversity officers to wield real power in organizations.
08:01
December 31, 2021
It's Not in My Job Description to Uphold the Patriarchy
This was a new saying for me in 2021. In this episode, I offer perspectives about what this means and how we move beyond the resistance to diversity.
08:49
December 24, 2021
Weathering the Diversity Storm
How do you move past demoralizing diversity situations? I'm offering some encouraging words that will help you press.
06:30
December 17, 2021
Policies Are Crucial to Diversity Work
What's one thing preventing equity from happening in the workplace? Policies. Today's episode tells you why it's time to create and revise the roles that govern your workplace. 
04:28
December 10, 2021
The Diversity F Word
This word is overused and is an excuse that many organizations use to prevent diversity efforts from succeeding. Is this word overused in your environment?
07:01
December 03, 2021
Defining All Those Diversity Terms
Whether's it's DEI, EDI, JEDI, or something else, it's time to break down the terms that make up diversity-related work. Diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging all come together to ensure our environments are better places for everyone. 
10:12
November 26, 2021
Walk the Diversity Talk
This episode presents extends ideas of cognitive dissonance presented in Dr. Joy's McGruy's book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Focus on ways to align the diversity words you say with the diversity work you do.  
05:07
November 19, 2021
Practical Ways to Emerge from Workplace Harm
We often speak about workplace harm, but how do you move past that harm? How do you get up each day and stay focused at work? Here are practical steps. 
06:16
November 12, 2021
Working in a Harmful Organization
How do you work in a space that harms you but you need that job? Today's tips will help you out.
07:01
November 05, 2021
A Diversity Warning Sign
Here's one way to tell that diversity efforts are not what they should be. Pay attention.
06:29
October 29, 2021
The Power of Accountability and Confrontation
These two words are important as you move forward with diversity work. Don't be afraid to use them.
04:36
October 22, 2021
Healing from Diversity Work is Real
Healing from workplace trauma is key to sustaining your diversity work. Doing this work is a marathon, not a sprint.
06:47
October 15, 2021
Getting to a Place of Safety in the Workplace
It is possible to feel unsafe in a work environment, particularly as a relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Listen to your body and do what you need to do to move into your safe space. Support the Dr. Monica Cox Brand Website: https://www.drmonicacox.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrMonicaCox Email me at info@drmonicacox.com for coaching, consulting, and conversation. #DrMonicaCox #StopPlayingDiversity
07:33
October 07, 2021
What is Stop Playing Diversity about?
This episode introduces you to me and my podcast, which common senses diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join me on an authentic journey with conversations that need to happen.
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September 25, 2021
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September 24, 2021