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In this episode, Jackye and Katee speak with Helvetikah Blak, an amazing drag queen! She shares about her journey and how she has finally come into her identity as non-binary and the work she is doing to blend her education and life experiences.

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In this episode, Katee and Jackye speak to Dr. Aysha Khoury, an esteemed professor who lost her job after being asked to talk about inequities in medical care for people of color. The story is tough to hear but we need to listen and learn what we can do to help bring change.

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In this episode, Katee and Jackye talk about how to earn the trust of your employees. Trust is needed to have diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations that are honest. There has to be mutual trust to have tough conversations and have your employees feel safe about sharing their thoughts and f…

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Jackye and Katee talk money in this episode, and water bottles and cough drops. Sexy stuff, we know! The episode digs into how to think about charging for your expertise when you are a speaker, panelist, and/or consultant. Plus what to remember to have in your backpack at all times when you are att…

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Aug. 14, 2021

Puppies & Blizzard(s)

I mean... we both have new puppies so we needed to start off with discussing the fun of our new family members. But then we actually get to workplace harassment and how that is impacting Activision Blizzard. This story is horrific and the impacts to employees will be long-lasting. Listen in to lear…

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In this episode, Katee flies solo to talk to Wil Shelton, author of "Silent Agreement" which relates the corporate experience for people of color to a boxing ring. The book and the stories from Wil shed some light on the silent agreements that are made at work and why they do not serve people of co…

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In this episode, Jackye and Katee explore some of the ways that the world has been designed to exclude way too many people. Cars, medicines, jobs, and so many more have been designed with a male being the first and sometimes only consideration. When half of the world's population is women, that bec…

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July 25, 2021

Inclusion First, Always.

It doesn't matter if you have diversity if folks don't have a voice. If you have an inclusive environment where folks can thrive, you will find diverse candidates.

Do you give the right tools to your folks and differentiate between diversity and inclusion or just make them one word? Let's discuss!…

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In the most recent controversy at ESPN, Erin Nichols and Maria Taylor have been pitted against each other over coverage of the NBA finals. We discuss how ESPN is still missing the point and what should have been done instead.

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President Biden signed an Executive Order focused on the topic of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA). The order lays out a roadmap of the steps the U.S. government will be taking to drive more DEIA. It is a great step in making a difference and helps other organizations drive th…

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We continue to see the policing of women's bodies in the workplace. But what if we don't want to smile more? This and other issues come up for women, especially women of color, all the time. How can we create workplaces that are actually inclusive? Katee puts on her HR cardigan and pearls to answer…

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June 25, 2021

Ask Me Anything- AMA

In this episode, Jackye and Katee answer your questions! We pulled some of the questions you sent us and did our best to offer advice and ideas of what we would recommend. We hope this helps!

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May 29, 2021

Show HBCUs the Money!

In this episode, Jackye and Katee celebrate the recent court decisions favoring HBCUs that have historically not received state funding, the large donations coming into HBCUs and why we need to start calling them, Historically Black Institutions.

And of course- stories from our animals.

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May 18, 2021

Not Just HR!

In this episode, we dig into how each team in your organization can take steps to focus on DEI and make impacts to the work they do. Jackye and Katee share what the work is for each department so you have a blueprint of how to take this work wider than HR. We all have accountability for this work!

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In this episode, Katee and Jackye talk to Ashten Fizer about music, hair, Employee Resources Groups, and what companies can do to not just SAY they're inclusive but actually BE inclusive AF. Katee gets awkward and cries while Jackye and Ashten share some knowledge for our listeners.

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We talk about equity when we haven't yet achieved equality. We talk about diversity but haven't really defined it for our teams. Inclusion and Belonging are hard to measure for some folks. What does it all mean and what words should we be using? Join us on this episode to hear Jackye and Katee's th…

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Basecamp- what were you thinking? Politics and social justice at work is something that has popped up quite a bit, especially with current events. Jackye and Katee give you some tips on how to have productive discussions about social justice, politics, mask mandates, etc. Look deeper and really foc…

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We should probably just call this part 1 of the Tara Robertson episode because we did not give enough time to talk about everything we wanted to discuss! We talk about data- all the data- and where DEI teams should sit in organizations, and, and, and . . . enjoy it! We absolutely loved this convers…

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In this episode, we are joined by Jess Von Bank, Storyteller, President of Diverse Daises, Head of Marketing for Leapgen, promoter of women, #GirlMom and all around bada$$. We talk about ALL THE THINGS in this episode and learn that Jess is not an A$$hole! LOL! We encourage you to listen and learn …

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This episode will make you smile! We were fortunate to have Goolie Alvarez come and share a bit about Goolie, fashion, Tejano culture and so much more. Goolie is a beautiful human and we cannot wait to share a bit of Goolie with you!

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March 25, 2021

Cancel Culture

We are hearing so much about the idea of Cancel Culture, but what does it mean? It is being thrown around like some sort of leftist tool to silence the right. Jackye and Katee dive right in and talk about what it really means- accountability. Listen in to hear their thoughts.

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March 17, 2021

Safety

In this episode, we talk about safety. We discuss Sarah Everard, a British woman who was kidnapped and then murdered while walking home late at night. This case highlights the view of women across the globe who are fearful about walking home late at night. We talk about rape culture, mental power g…

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March 4, 2021

Celebrity Edition!!

In this episode, we talk about celebrities in the news and how these stories impact conversations about diversity and inclusion. We know we focus too much time and attention on these folks . . . but how does it impact our perspectives and beliefs and how do we challenge those beliefs? We dig into a…

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In this episode, Jackye and Katee are focused on the journeys of people in DEI. They talk about paying folks doing this work. DEI experts are just that, experts. And expertise should be rewarded- most of the folks doing DEI have been working in this space in some way for years and we need to recogn…

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