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Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox
Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox
The Diversity Movement

A weekly podcast delivering diverse insights and perspectives from global leaders in business, executive education and diversity & inclusion. Hosted by award-winning... more

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The Monumental Maverick: Jamie Love's Story of Breaking Barriers and Giving Back

In this episode, Jamie Love, CEO of Monumental, shares his extraordinary journey from growing up in the Middle East to... more

10 Jul 2024 · 41 minutes
Trouble Doesn't Last: Incarceration to Advocacy w/Doris Bullock

In this episode, we delve into the inspiring journey of Dr. Doris Bullock, Interim Chief Program Officer of Arise Collective.... more

26 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
Equity & Inclusion Beyond the Scoreboard w/ Lindsay LaBennett

Lindsay LaBennett's career journey is a reflection of her strong family influences and unwavering dedication to hard work and respect.... more

19 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
Giving to Gain: Cultivating Results through Generous Leadership w/Joe Davis

Joe Davis, a senior partner at Boston Consulting Group, specializes in guiding employees and organizations through turbulent times. His approach,... more

12 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
Raquel Willis' Trailblazing Activism for Redefining Gender Liberation

Raquel Willis, an award-winning author, activist, and media strategist, shares her journey from growing up in a traditional Southern family... more

05 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
Embrace Your Unique You: Empowering Self Confidence w/Velera Wilson

“You are Absolutely Worth It.” This isn’t just the title of guest Velera Wilson’s book; it is what she firmly... more

29 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Unlearning Silence: Embracing Authenticity and Unleashing Talent in the Workplace w/ Elaine Lin Hering

Elaine Lin Hering helps leaders create environments that support rather than silence people. As a globally recognized expert in communication,... more

22 May 2024 · 57 minutes
From Boardroom to Breakthrough: Tony Martignetti's Path to Purpose

Tony Martignetti was sitting in the boardroom when he realized he just couldn't do it anymore. After over 30 years... more

15 May 2024 · 40 minutes
How Fiona Lloyd Navigated Burnout at the top of the Org Chart

Fiona Lloyd, the global brand president of Carat and Executive Sponsor of Social Impact at Dentsu Media, shares her multifaceted... more

08 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Fearless and Boundless Leaps: Karen Baker’s Marketing Impact

Marketing professional Karen Baker shares her story of starting her own company at just 24 years old to leading the... more

01 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Breaking the Cycle: Televerde's Mission for Second Chances w/ Kellie Walenciak

Kellie Walenciak, the Global Head of Marketing and Communications for Televerde, is sharing the story of how the company was... more

24 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Empowering Women’s Health: A Conversation with Dr. Charlotte Owens

Dr. Charlotte Owens is sharing with Jackie the societal inequities she witnessed firsthand and how they have shaped her commitment... more

17 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
From Chatbots to Change Agents: 12-year-old Arjun Sharda's Entrepreneurial Evolution

Step into the world of Arjun Sharda, the 12-year-old entrepreneur shaking up the tech scene! Join Jackie as she delves... more

10 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Trier Bryant's Flight into Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Whether serving in the Air Force Academy or excelling in top corporate roles, Trier Bryant is a dynamic leader in... more

03 Apr 2024 · 56 minutes
Inside the 7%: Being a Leading Woman in Finance, with Sunaina Sinha Haldea

In this episode, host Jackie Ferguson sits down with Sunaina Sinha Haldea, Global Head of Private Capital Advisory at Raymond... more

27 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
Unveiling Season 10 of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox

Join us in celebrating reaching 10 seasons of podcast excellence. Tune in to hear Jackie and Zach Nunn discuss the... more

13 Mar 2024 · 7 minutes
Golden Wisdom: Celebrating 50 Years of Love, Lessons, and Legacy with Jackie Ferguson

Dive into a heartwarming celebration of Jackie Ferguson's 50th birthday on Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, where moments turn into milestones... more

27 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
Empowering Voices & Transformative Insights: A Journey Through Season 9

Ignite your curiosity with Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, as Jackie Ferguson, author, business leader, and human rights advocate, presents a... more

20 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
The Diversity of Love: Unveiling the Secrets of Long-lasting Relationships

Are you on a quest to discover the formula for enduring love? Do the challenges of relationship red flags and... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Leigh Steinberg on Shaping Sports: Equity, Negotiation, and Philanthropy

As we gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, join us for a special replay of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox with... more

06 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
8 Key Practices for a Balanced 2024: Embracing Learning, Health, and Intentionality for Success

Discover the secret to a fulfilling and balanced life in 2024 with Jackie Ferguson in this insightful episode of 'Diversity:... more

30 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Embracing Authenticity and Joy: Kamini Wood's Transformative Insights

Get ready for an enlightening episode with host Jackie Ferguson and her guest, Kamini Wood, a dynamic life coach and... more

23 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Beyond Words: Elevating Your Communication with Oscar Trimboli

Dive deeper into the art of listening in this compelling second episode with Oscar Trimboli. Host Jackie Ferguson and the... more

16 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
Mastering Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli: Unveiling the Art of Understanding Unspoken Communication

Immerse yourself in deep listening with host Jackie Ferguson and Oscar Trimboli, an award-winning podcaster and keynote speaker, in this... more

09 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
The Power of A Support System: A Journey with Founder of Her View from Home, Leslie Means

In this episode, Jackie talks with Leslie Means, founder of Her View From Home. This wife, mom, author, and businesswoman... more

19 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
Wellness Beyond Work: How to Prioritize You, with Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young

As we navigate the holiday season, it's crucial to prioritize our well-being. Join us as we delve into a transformative... more

12 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Thriving Authentically: Breaking the Mold in the Modern Workplace

Tune into an enlightening Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox episode with host Jackie Ferguson, as she jumps into the interviewee seat. In... more

05 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Leading with Empathy: Josh Haymond's Journey in Business and Community Impact

In this engaging episode, host Jackie Ferguson engages in a heartfelt conversation with Josh Haymond, the Managing Partner at VACO.... more

28 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Success and Leadership: A Conversation with Multi-Exit Entrepreneur Donald Thompson

In this episode, Jackie's talking with her accomplished husband Donald Thompson, author, speaker, and multi-exit entrepreneur, as he shares his journey... more

21 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Unveiling Insights from Edelman's Racial Justice Research with Trisch Smith

In this episode, we dive into the findings of Edelman's fifth edition of Business and Racial Justice Research with special... more

14 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations and Discovering Life's Purpose with Dima Ghawi

In this inspiring episode, Jackie's joined by Dima Ghawi, an Author, Speaker, and Executive Coach, who shares her incredible journey... more

07 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Becoming a Boldly Inclusive Leader: Insights from Minette Norman

Join host Jackie Ferguson in a captivating conversation with Minette Norman, a renowned author, speaker, and consultant, as they explore... more

31 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
Advancing Healthcare Equity: Diversity in Clinical Trials with Dr. Adrelia Allen

In this episode, Jackie's talking with Dr. Adrelia Allen, Executive Director of Clinical Trial Patient Diversity at Merck. Join them... more

24 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Uncovering Belonging: Navigating Identity at Work with Josh Miller

Join host Jackie Ferguson in a profound conversation with Josh Miller, a trailblazing queer changemaker, public speaker, and entrepreneur. In... more

17 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Navigating Pay Equity and Transparency: Insights from Lenna Turner

In this episode, Jackie's diving deep into pay equity and transparency with Lenna Turner, an expert in compensation and the... more

10 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Navigating DEI Challenges in Ad Tech: Insights from Sara Axelbaum, MiQ's Global DEI Leader

Join us for a compelling conversation as Jackie engages with Sara "Axel" Axelbaum, who serves as the Global Head of... more

03 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
Anselm Beach: Pioneering Inclusive Leadership and the Values Principles Model

Join us for a riveting episode as Jackie engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Anselm Beach, a distinguished leader with... more

26 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Transforming Black Hair Care: Shalita Grant's Journey to Bridging the Texture Gap

In this episode, Jackie's talking with Shalita Grant, a Juilliard alum, Tony-nominated actress, and the founder of Four Naturals Hair.... more

19 Sep 2023 · 49 minutes
Season 9 Sneak Peek: New Guests, New Partnership, and Guac vs. Queso

Season nine of Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is just around the corner, and we can't wait to share what's in... more

12 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Best of Season 8: Inspiring Stories and Insights

As we eagerly anticipate the start of season nine on Sept. 19, we're looking back at the incredible stories, insights,... more

06 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Inspiring Positive Change and Growth in Your Community, with Deke Copenhaver

Join Jackie in this inspiring episode as she sits down with Deke Copenhaver, former mayor of Augusta and principal of... more

20 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Breaking the Mold: An HR Leader's Journey with Donnebra McClendon, Head of DEI at Ceridian

Join us as we dive into the inspiring journey of Donnebra McClendon, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ceridian.... more

13 Jun 2023 · 36 minutes
Addressing Ableism and Creating an Inclusive Society, with Catarina Rivera

Join Catarina Rivera, DEI consultant and founder of Blindish Latina, as she shares her personal journey navigating the world with... more

06 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Leading with Inclusive Language for Success: Insights from Dara Sanderson, CEO of Dictionary.com

Join Jackie in a thought-provoking conversation with Dara Sanderson, CEO of Dictionary.com, as they explore the power of words, strong... more

30 May 2023 · 40 minutes
Nature-Inspired Leadership: Embracing Diversity for a Thriving Future, with Nina Simons

Join Jackie in an enlightening conversation with Nina Simons, Co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer of Bioneers, as they explore the... more

23 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Breaking Barriers: Dentsu's First SVP of DEI Kai Weidie on the Importance of Micro-Actions and C-Suite Buy-In

In this episode, Jackie Ferguson interviews Kai Weidie, the first Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dentsu... more

16 May 2023 · 40 minutes
How Diverse Boards Sustain Organizational Success, with Laura Sanderson

In this episode, host Jackie Ferguson is joined by Laura Sanderson, the head of Russell Reynolds Associates operations in the... more

09 May 2023 · 48 minutes
Celebrating 100 Episodes of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox with Jackie Ferguson

In this special 100th episode of Diversity Beyond the Checkbox, host Jackie Ferguson is on the other side of the... more

02 May 2023 · 58 minutes
The Negative Impact of Microaggressions on Employee Performance and Business Innovation, with Dr. Meisha-ann Martin

In this episode, Dr. Meisha-ann Martin, Senior Director of People Analytics and Research at Workhuman, and host Jackie Ferguson, both... more

25 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Empathy, Inclusion, and Action: Insights on Holistic DEI Work with Senior Strategist Jim Morris

Join Jim Morris, a Senior Strategist, and Inclusionist, on his journey of discovering his social identity as a cis-hetero White... more

18 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
Unhiding Our True Selves with Ruth Rathblott: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Uniqueness

Join us as we sit down with Ruth Rathblott, an award-winning CEO, TEDx and inspirational speaker, and limb difference advocate,... more

11 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
Empowering Individuals: How to Overcome Trauma and Manage Mental Health with Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young

Join Integrative Wellness Program Designer and Business Profit Growth Strategist, Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young, as she shares her expertise in mental... more

04 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
From Trap House to White House: Pastor Tony Lowden's Journey to Reforming the Criminal Justice System

In this special episode to honor the end of Black History Month, Pastor Tony Lowden shares his incredible journey from... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Compilation: The Best of Season 7

We're looking forward to season eight starting soon, but we can't forget to listen back to these awesome lessons from... more

14 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Compilation: The Best of Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox

In its three years and seven seasons, Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox has shared 94 episodes and conversations about ways to... more

17 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Want to go viral? Inclusive marketing is key, with Happy Money CMO Sadira Furlow

Sadira Furlow's work with brands like Frito Lay, Coca-Cola, Verizon, and MillerCoors (to name a few) and developing iconic campaigns... more

06 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
Creating brighter financial futures with DISCOVER's Chief Diversity Officer, Jonita Wilson

With only half of the US population claiming financial literacy, DISCOVER is working to bridge that education gap through its... more

29 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Getting Funded and Expanding Your Investment Portfolio with Resilient Ventures' Keith Daniel and Tom Droege

Underrepresented founders are massively underfunded. To foster economic equity, the gap in access to capital needs to be closed.  Resilient... more

22 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Silencing your inner critic and finding greater purpose with RARE's Aiko Bethea

Do you ever find yourself holding back on pursuing your dreams? Do you want that promotion but fear keeps you... more

15 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
Put down the self-help books and find your BREATH with Executive Coach Annie Leib

After hitting rock bottom and inspired by a poster quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson in an auto body shop, Annie Leib... more

08 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox
Compilation: The Best of Season 7
Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox

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We're looking forward to season eight starting soon, but we can't forget to listen back to these awesome lessons from season seven... more