Jackie Ferguson grew up in a multi-generational, multi-racial home where diversity and inclusion were intrinsic personal values. Jackie spent the majority of her career in sales and marketing managing multi-million dollar accounts, and providing executive support to ensure business process optimization in administration and human resources for startups to Fortune 500 companies. As a neurodivergent student, Jackie earned a Bachelor of Arts in professional and technical writing from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). Jackie writes course content, conducts onsite diversity training, and ensures business process optimization. Jackie has written multiple published articles on diversity. A member of the National Diversity Council, Jackie has been volunteering for equality organizations since the mid-1990s and donates to STEM programs, including Black Girls Code. Her grandmother once said to her simply, “No matter who you are, I can learn something from you, and you can learn something from me,” which Jackie considers a catalyst to her personal and professional pursuits of equity and diversity.
Gabi Angelini is an entrepreneur, author, and all-around inspiration who has appeared on ABC Nightline, the Kelly Clarkson Show, and has been featured on countless local news and radio shows. Gabi has Down Syndrome. Along with her mother Mary, Gabi runs Gabi's Grounds Coffee. Today on the show, Gabi and Mary talk about how Gabi's Grounds got off the ground, the challenges of Down Syndrome, why people with special needs are often great employees, the GoFundMe to start up a storefront, and making a special "Coffee and Cookies" flavor at Two Roosters Ice Cream.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Jackie Ferguson. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.
There's an equity problem in early childhood education. Actually, at least a couple.  The first one is that not every child has access to quality education, and it puts them way behind when starting elementary school.  The second is that there is an unconscious bias that minority children face, specifically black boys, that shape the way that they're treated and taught in school. Kate Goodwin and Kate Jordan-Downs are on a mission to fix these problems.Kate's KornerStartup Stage Podcast with Kate GoodwinThe Perry ProjectDiversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Jackie Ferguson. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.
Cynthia Barnes is the Founder and CEO of the National Association of Women Sales Professionals, the only organization in the U S dedicated to helping women sales professionals reach the top 1% in their sales career.  Today she talks about her why, gender inequality in sales, code switching, the hustle, and making sure to reward yourself.Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Jackie Ferguson. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.
Raven Solomon is a national keynote speaker, author and multigenerational leadership expert. Today she talks about generational diversity, the Led Languages (like the Love Languages, but how you like to be led), and how to motivate across generations.Her book, "Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership from Millennials and Gen Z" was written to help young professionals entering the workforce prepare to lead cross-generational teams from Generation Z to Baby Boomers. Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is presented by The Diversity Movement and hosted by Jackie Ferguson. For more information including the online course, head over to TheDiversityMovement.com. Podcast production by Earfluence.
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Location
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Episode Count
7
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
4 hours, 12 minutes
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