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Thank you so much for tuning in for the second half of my conversation with Celia Daniels, a trans gender woman, an entrepreneur, speaker and a global human and trans rights activist. This is a special episode as part of the LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK and the upcoming International Women's Day.**WARNING: some of the content covered some people might find upsetting and trigger trauma, as we will touch on such elements as sexual harassment and self harm. If you do experience any of these, please seek help in one of the following organisations:For the UK listeners: www.switchboard.lgbt | 0300 330 0630www.samaritans.org | Tel: 116 123www.sane.org.uk | 0300 304 7000For the US listeners:www.mhanational.org | 1-800-985-5990www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org | 1-800-273-8255The word “transgender” – or trans – is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned to them at birth. Although the word “transgender” and our modern definition of it only came into use in the late 20th century, people who would fit under this definition have existed in every culture throughout recorded history.The trans community is incredibly diverse. Some trans people identify as trans men or trans women, while others may describe themselves as non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, agender, bigender or other identities that reflect their unique personal experience. Some take hormones or have surgery and transition medically, while others may change pronouns and appearance and transition socially.While trans people are increasingly visible in both popular culture and in daily life, they still face severe discrimination, stigma and systemic inequality. Some of the specific issues facing the trans community are: lack of legal protection, poverty, stigma and discrimination, violence, lack of healthcare coverage and others. This is an important story to be told and heard as part of the LGBTQ+ History Month, the upcoming International Women's Day and as part of every day conversations, as these conversations need to be normalised. On this episode you will hear:1) Third Gender recognition - is that the ultimate goal?2) Do LGBTQ+ Youth need to be protected from themselves?3) The societal gender norms and language we use4) Corporate D&I: Are you doing it for PR or social justice?5) Being a trans allyLiked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Celia via:E-mail: celiadaniels@gmail.comLinkedIn/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: celiasandanielsGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with a mission to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces through building cultural intelligence and better equipping organisations and their leaders. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics.
Thank you so much for tuning in! On today's episode I speak to Celia Daniels, a trans gender woman, an entrepreneur, speaker and a global human and trans rights activist. This is a special episode as part of the LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK and the upcoming International Women's Day.**WARNING: some of the content covered some people might find upsetting and trigger trauma, as we will touch on such elements as sexual harassment and self harm. If you do experience any of these, please seek help in one of the following organisations: For the UK listeners: www.switchboard.lgbt | 0300 330 0630www.samaritans.org | Tel: 116 123www.sane.org.uk | 0300 304 7000For the US listeners:www.mhanational.org | 1-800-985-5990www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org | 1-800-273-8255The word “transgender” – or trans – is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned to them at birth. Although the word “transgender” and our modern definition of it only came into use in the late 20th century, people who would fit under this definition have existed in every culture throughout recorded history.The trans community is incredibly diverse. Some trans people identify as trans men or trans women, while others may describe themselves as non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, agender, bigender or other identities that reflect their unique personal experience. Some take hormones or have surgery and transition medically, while others may change pronouns and appearance and transition socially.While trans people are increasingly visible in both popular culture and in daily life, they still face severe discrimination, stigma and systemic inequality. Some of the specific issues facing the trans community are: lack of legal protection, poverty, stigma and discrimination, violence, lack of healthcare coverage and others. Celia and I had an over 2 hours long conversation about her journey of living in a closet and eventually coming out, being transgender in the corporate America, building family and finding acceptance within herself and her community. And, I felt it was important for this story to be told and heard in full as part of the LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK this month, the upcoming International Women's Day and as part of every day conversations, as these conversations need to be normalised. On this episode I felt privileged to simply hold the space for Celia to tell her story.On this episode you will hear:1) Finding gender identity across geographies, races, religions and societies2) 5 dimensions of the belonging journey3) The power of unlearning4) Trans and corporate America5) "I did not choose this life..."Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Celia via:LinkedIn: celiasandaniels/Get in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with a mission to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces through building cultural intelligence and better equipping organisations and their leaders. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics.
Thank you so much for tuning in! On today's episode I speak to Dr Suzanne Wertheim on  everything language, and specifically in terms we use it in our day to day as well as professional settings. I thought it was a very timely conversation to have, as we are starting to debate and pay more attention to the words and language we use, and the emotional and historic meaning they carry.Language is a social practice or tool that we use to communicate to each other; and it can be written, spoken, signed, 'speaking' through our eyes etc. As we communicate, one thing we often overlook is the power the language we use carries. People speak roughly 7,000 languages worldwide. Although there is a lot in common among languages, each one is unique, both in its structure and in the way it reflects the culture of the people who speak it.Our linguistic choices can amplify a message. Or they can muddy it, and lessen its impact.My today's guest is Dr Suzanne Wertheim, a researcher, consultant, and educator on issues relating to language and culture from San Francisco. The current focus of her work is on bias in both everyday interactions and organisational systems. Specifically in the ways that language expresses bias. Dr Wertheim also provides legal consulting on the language of bias and discrimination.On this episode you will hear about:1) Cultural and social impact on language engineering.2) Evolution of language and how has our intake of information changed.3) Erasure: missing historic narratives4) Media: the power of dividing & uniting5) How do we change narratives without dehumanising people?Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Dr Wertheim via:LinkedIn: suzanne-wertheim-ph-d-1508464/Twitter: @WorthwhileR&CE-mail: wertheim@worthwhileconsulting.comGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, whose mission is to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces through building cultural intelligence and better equipping leaders. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics.Resources and Further Reads:https://news.stanford.edu/2019/08/22/the-power-of-language-how-words-shape-people-culture/https://medium.com/and-beyond/the-power-of-language-bd910567f8e5https://news.stanford.edu/2019/06/25/analyzing-tweets-republicans-democrats/
Thank you for joining yet another episode of The Change Agent podcast. Today I have a very juicy conversation for you on the future of artificial intelligence or AI. I invited Maria Axente, a Transylvanian AI Ethicist, who is currently part of the PwC UK team working on Responsible AI and AI for Good to join me in ironing out everything AI and Machine Learning. I hope I am not alone when I say that when I think of AI or ML, a picture of something similar to Terminator or I,Robot comes to mind. And, not too long ago the world was talking about how Ai is being built to make our jobs and us as humans redundant. But, we also know that media likes a big bold title and a sensation. However the development of novel data-driven technologies, such as ML and AI, invariably create novel ethical challenges and dilemmas, which is something we often see being raised and questioned in the industry and across social media, with most recently Netflix releasing The Social Dilemma. What is the Future of AI and AI Ethics, how can we use AI for good and create social benefit, and when and how our current world and the one we are building can come together and share this Earth cohesively? These are just some the questions I explored in a conversation with Maria.On this episode you will hear about:1) Are the sci-fi worthy AI narratives true?2) The need for upskilling the society.3) "The universe made me do it" or the unintended consequences.4) "White washing" of AI and the road to democratising AI.5) Can AI pioneers such as Google self regulate?Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Maria via:LinkedIn: mariaaxenteTwitter: @maria_axente Get in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, whose mission is to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces through building cultural intelligence and better equipping leaders. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics.Resources and Further Reads:https://hbr.org/2021/01/managing-the-unintended-consequences-of-your-innovationshttps://chrisdburr.github.io/blog/automating-ethics/automating-ethics/https://montrealethics.ai/research-summary-decolonial-ai-decolonial-theory-as-sociotechnical-foresight-in-artificial-intelligence/https://montrealethics.ai/the-whiteness-of-ai-research-summary/https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02003-2
Welcome to the first episode of February 2021! For this episode I got together with Cephas Howard, who has spent the past 12 years at LEGO developing physical and digital games, under the most recent title of Head of Innovation and Digital Play. Cephas is now a Chief Play Officer at The Play Institute where he furthers the development of products, insights, methods and practices relating to Play. How can we bring play back into our lives, both personal and professional? This is what I explored with Cephas.The 9-to-5 culture doesn’t really exist anymore. Little by little the boundaries that protect our leisure time are being eroded. Even more so now, when we perform most of our daily activities from the same space. This kind of work-life imbalance alongside with the anxieties that the pandemic has brought are seeing depression and stress related illnesses increase. According to a new report by King’s College London and the London School of Economics, depression now costs European workplaces the equivalent of $120 billion a year. The greatest economic loss is through absenteeism and lost productivity.In another study by Brigham Young University, teams that played a collaborative (video) game together for just 45 minutes were able to increase their productivity on a task by 20%.So there is an undeniable correlation between play and increased productivity, innovation and sense of community and reduced levels of stress. So why are we not seeing more companies weaving play into their cultures? On this episode you will hear about:1) At what point do we lose our superpower to play?2) "Business has to be fun!" But is it?3) Video games: engineering for addiction?4) Is play really the opposite to work?5) What makes Denmark a 'happy' country?Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Cephas via:LinkedIn: cephas-howard-3008475/E-mail: cephas@play.instituteWebsite: https://play.institute/Get in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, whose mission is to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces through building cultural intelligence and better equipping leaders. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics.Resources and Further Reads:https://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/how-harness-the-power-play-transform-your-work-culture.htmlhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2019/03/03/boost-productivity-20-the-surprising-power-of-play/?sh=a4aba0c7c05bhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-power-of-play-at-work_b_12011462
Welcome to an episode #11! For this episode I got together with Michael Ray, author, speaker and a fatherhood advocate to talk understand: What is the mould of a modern dad? What is the blueprint that men should be following and modelling today? And ultimately, how much has the role of fathers truly advanced over the past half-century? Fatherhood is facing an interesting time right now. On one hand there still is the historical model of a father as a man who works with his hands; who will build a dollhouse for his daughter with a screwdriver in his right hand and a cold beer in his left. On the other, fathers are being tasked more than ever to define where they stand on feminism, on gender roles, and on politics.Traditional family structures have shifted over the past several decades as fathers engage in more child caregiving. Yet, fatherhood inclusive practice and perspective remains limited: policies and programs perpetuate stereotypes of a father’s role, namely that of the financial provider. Fathers also face increased “sociocultural pressure” to be involved in caregiving and pushback from workplaces for trying to do so, such as through taking paternity leave. Reimagining the fatherhood narrative will require shedding fatherhood stigmas and adopting what is true today: fathers are capable, eager to share parental duties, and are more engaged than ever. On this episode we covered:1) What is the narrative of 'fatherhood' today?2) We have gender neutral policies, but what about our practices?3) Are domestic activities gender-specific?4) Redesigning the family unit5) Ensuring better allyship for mums and dadsLiked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Michael via:LinkedIn: michael-ray-574079183E-mail: info@michaelray.com.auWebsite: www.michaelray.com.auGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with passion for cultural intelligence and leadership development. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics.Sources quotes & further reading:https://podfollow.com/dilf/episode/170c5b14eab3092c5c380d5d088e6906747bb381/view
Welcome to The 21st Century Change Agent podcast!Here your host Baiba Žiga will be taking you on a lockdown journey across the world and speaking with change agents. These are ordinary everyday people doing extraordinary work. They are pushing the needle and already rewriting the narrative for a better future. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics can get complex, so we are here to break them down theme by theme and explore them in depth together with you. On Season 1 you will hear real stories about Disability, Systematic Racism, Gender Equality, Bias, The Power of Language, Parenting and much more. Get on the bus and enjoy the trip!
Welcome to the second of this two part episode. On this episode I will continue my conversation with an author, blogger and story-teller Hannah Drake on the role of ally and how to be and do better as an ally.Please note: some of the material we cover on this episode, in relation to racism and slavery, some people might find upsetting.Make an active choice to be better and do better and start from a space of self love. This work starts with you and within you. We as citizens of the world and even more so leaders need to pay vigilant attention to how women and especially women of colour experience the world, in professional settings stay alert to inequities and disparities. As one white male executive once said: “Once you put on that lens, you can’t take it off. The world never looks the same.”Assume racism is everywhere, every day. Just as economics influences everything we do, just as gender and gender politics influence everything we do, assume that racism is affecting your daily life. Because it’s true, and because a privilege of being white is the freedom to not deal with racism all the time. However, we have to learn to see the effect that racism has. Notice who speaks, what is said, how things are done and described. Notice who isn’t present. You already notice the skin colour of everyone you meet—now notice what difference it makes.Taking a stand against injustice can feel scary and difficult at first, it may bring up feelings of lack of self-confidence or fear of making mistakes, butultimately it is the only healthy and moral human thing to do. On this episode Hannah and I talked about:1) Are white women really innocent bystanders?2) YOU have the power the change the narrative3) Who are you taking in the room with you that others have no access to?4) Ally vs. accomplice5) Are you willing to pay the price of standing on the right side of the history?Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Hannah via:Twitter: @HannahDrake628Instagram: hannahdrake628Website: www.writesomeshit.comGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with passion for cultural intelligence and leadership development. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics. Sources quotes & further reading:https://reflections.yale.edu/article/future-race/becoming-trustworthy-white-allieshttps://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdfhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/elissasangster/2020/09/28/how-allyship-makes-workplaces-more-inclusive/?sh=515704e884aehttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/socf.12148https://hbr.org/2020/11/be-a-better-ally
Welcome to an episode #3 of 2021! For this episode I got together with the amazing author, blogger and story-teller Hannah Drake to talk about, what is the role of an ally and how to be and do better as an ally.Please note: some of the material we cover on this episode, in relation to racism and slavery, some people might find upsetting. In most parts of the world, we’re finally engaging in substantive conversations about a once untouchable issue: the white privilege. The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, as well as the systemic inequalities ingrained in our systems, structures, processes and institutions have been laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic and have forced people in positions of power to realise that they must step up to make organisations more diverse, fair, and inclusive.For too long, leaders from the privileged groups have helped perpetuate the system that favours them, by relegating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts to human resources or another employee group who engage in this work as a side project and rarely get remunerated for the extra work and emotional load this puts on them. Very few understand the problem and what steps they can take to be effective allies with marginalised groups.Hannah is from Tennessee, US, and has seen and experienced a lot of the systematic racism first hand. Now her life's work is to speak up about these issues and very boldly share this through her blogs, articles and books. On this episode we covered:1) Terminology: Language rules everything!2) Who told you this is going to feel good?3) Being a 'good person' doesn't mean you are anti-racist or an ally4) 'White-washing' of history5) Show me a place that white people have made better!Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Hannah via:Twitter: @HannahDrake628Instagram: hannahdrake628Website: www.writesomeshit.comGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with passion for cultural intelligence and leadership development. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics. Sources quotes & further reading:https://reflections.yale.edu/article/future-race/becoming-trustworthy-white-allieshttps://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdfhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/elissasangster/2020/09/28/how-allyship-makes-workplaces-more-inclusive/?sh=515704e884aehttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/socf.12148https://hbr.org/2020/11/be-a-better-ally
Welcome to an episode #2 of 2021! I didn't lie when I told you that I have an extra special line up for you this year!For today's episode I got together with Matteo Bergamini, the Founder and CEO of ShoutOut UK, which is an award winning education brand, which providing world class training and programmes on Media & Political literacy.Matteo is a social entrepreneur and political and media literacy expert. His success record is very impressive that include such achievements as partnering with the Channel 4 to host the first ever Youth Leader's Debate to revamping the Political Literacy Course to include Media Literacy. He is now working with over 700 schools across the UK.On this episode you'll learn about: 1) How do we know that something is real and has happened?2) Understanding your bias3) How do we ensure quality journalism in the 'digital age'?4) Facebook's role in combating the 'fake news'5) How has language evolved & how has media used (and misused it)?Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating & reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using #changeagentpodcast.You can follow and reach out to Matteo via:Twitter: @MatteoBergamini & @Shoutout_UKInstagram: shoutoutuk_officialLinkedIn: matteobergaminiE-mail: contact@shoutoutuk.orgWebsite: www.shoutoutuk.orgGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.comBaiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with passion for cultural intelligence and leadership development. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural literacy and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion intelligence.To hear from Baiba with a weekly handpicked newsletter, subscribe here: www.lakehouse-consulting.comFurther reading:https://theconversation.com/how-fake-accounts-constantly-manipulate-what-you-see-on-social-media-and-what-you-can-do-about-it-139610https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10584609.2019.1674979
Welcome to a NEW YEAR everyone! I have got a lot of exciting content and plenty of FIRSTS planned for you this year: first episode with two guests (OUT NOW!), first two-part episode and first episode with explicit content. All coming to you already this month!On the first Change Agent podcast episode of 2021 I caught up with Anna Collard and Greg Van Der Gaast on everything that YOU, the CISO of your own home, should know, including: 1) How to get into Cyber Security field?2) What is the atmosphere in Cyber Security, and will you be welcome?3) Is the user really the 'weakest link'?4) Social engineering5) Protecting your children (and yourself) onlineAnna is the SVP Content Strategy and Cyber Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, where she applies her wealth of knowledge and experience from across the Europe and entrepreneurial mindset to provide cyber security education and training across the African continent. She shared the stage with Greg, who is a CISO, author and a global thought leader on all things Information Security. Liked the conversation? Let me know by rating this podcast on Apple Podcasts or using #changeagentpodcast on Twitter.You can follow and reach out to Anna via:Twitter: @AnnaCollard3LinkedIn: anna-collard-606817Website: www.knowbe4.comYou can follow and reach out to Greg via:Twitter: @SidewaysGregLinkedIn: gregvandergaastGet in touch with Baiba via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn & Instagram: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com (subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles, podcasts, videos and books)Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant, with passion for cultural intelligence and leadership development. Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion topics. 
This episode is on hiring for impact. After spending good few years in recruitment and talent roles myself, both agency and in-house, recruiting and talent management are topics close to my heart. So, I know that this time of the year is time when we often reflect on the year so far, what we have achieved personally and professional, do we feel fulfilled, satisfied, valued, recognised, rewarded. For today's episode I got together with the amazing Niani Tolbert to talk about hiring for impact. Niani is from Brooklyn, New York and as many of us at the peak of the pandemic found herself furloughed and many of her colleagues and friends laid off. All that mixed with what happened with George Floyd, left her anxious about what she can do to help from the safety of her own home. Her offer to help 19 black women with their resumes, turned into a movement that is now known as the Hire Black Initiative with a mission of getting 10,000 women hired, trained and promoted.I spoke with Niani Tolbert about:1) Where do we begin with disrupting this system?2) Building a strong and credible employer brand3) Hiring for speed and hiring for impact4) Training hiring managers to be hiring managers5) People hire people: removing the unconscious biasPlease share this conversation and let me know your thoughts and feelings by rating this podcast or using #changeagentpodcast on Twitter.Thank you for listening!You can follow and reach out to Niani via:Twitter: @NianiTolbertInstagram: @hireblacknowLinkedIn: Niani TolbertE-mail:  hey@hireblack.comWebsite: www.hireblacknow.comGet in touch with me via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com
Wherever you are, thank you so much for joining me! On todays episode you will hear me talking to Hayley Bennett about diversity, equity and inclusion in sport. Hayley has just been included in the Football Blacklist 2020, that celebrates the most influential black people in football. This year Hayley was listed alongside such well known players as Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings.Everyone knows and you know that participating in sports is one of the best ways to look after your health, both physical and mental. It’s also a lot of fun.But what if you’re put off because you don’t feel confident there is a sport you can participate in where you’ll be accepted and supported? This is something that affects people from all sorts of backgrounds daily due to prejudice around race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender and even age.Most fans will have witnessed some form of discrimination in sports – be it on the field, in dressing rooms or on social media. So more needs to be done to move from awareness to action.On today's episode I am joined by Hayley who is as she says 'obsessed with football'. And she is not alone. However there still are huge gaps between opportunities in sport for women compared to their male colleagues. Hayley believes that football has the power to bring people together. However, she says this with a pinch of salt, because it still excludes a lot of people. What does the diversity and inclusion look like in sport? Find out by listening to this podcast episode.Please share this conversation and let me know your thoughts and feelings by rating this podcast or using #changeagentpodcast on Twitter.Thank you for listening!You can follow and reach out to Hayley via:Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @Hayley_TVBWebsite: www.wearenutmegs.co.ukGet in touch with me via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com
Welcome to this podcast episode on burnout!Mental health in the UK in more prevalent today than ever before. Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of working life. We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed or stretched. However when relentless stress pushes you into a debilitating state. That most often leads to burnout. And that is not something that affects just someone's performance and wellbeing but also the one of their teams' and organisation's. According to statistics, in 2020 of British Adults in Employment, a staggering 79% commonly experience work related stress which is 20% higher that reported in 2018. Over 50% of working days lost are reported due to stress, depression or anxiety. One of the biggest developments in the business world has been the World Health Organisation recognising burnout as an occupational phenomenon. They define burnout as "a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive or prolonged stress that can leave people feeling exhausted and unable to cope with the demands of life."What is the responsibility of an organisation and what is our individual responsibility to manage and prevent burnout? I shall explore that with my today's guest Michael Levitt. Michael is the Founder and Chief Burnout Officer at Breakfast Leadership Network in Toronto Canada, where he consults organisations on creating a burnout free working environment.  Please share this conversation and let me know your thoughts and feelings by rating this podcast or using #changeagentpodcast on Twitter.Thank you for listening!You can follow and reach out to Michael via:Twitter: @levittmike and @bfastleadershipWebsite: https://levittmichael.come-mail: Michael@BreakfastLeadership.comGet in touch with me via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.comResources mentioned in the podcast: 1) How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen:  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/millennials-burnout-generation-debt-work2) Burnout Is About Your Workplace, Not Your People: https://hbr.org/2019/12/burnout-is-about-your-workplace-not-your-people 3) Transforms.me by Prof. Agnis Stibe: https://transforms.me/
Welcome to this episode everyone and to the month of December! Hang in there, we are almost done with this year... and I am here to help you with finishing this year strong and energised! We all love to travel, as it allows us to meet new people and immerse ourselves in the local culture. Though, I cannot get you on a plane, I can bring some international flavour to your home. This month I will be taking you to Lagos, Nigeria; Toronto, Canada, New York and we will be landing back in London. Make sure you subscribe, so you don’t miss out this trip! Our first stop today is Lagos, Nigeria, where I speak with Amanda Obidike. Amanda is one of the most inspirational, forward-thinking and driven individuals I have met. Her mission is to make “Africa by us, for us”. I had a very bold and open conversation with Amanda about being a business woman in Africa, the role of government and the society, “white heroes” and there being no black people in Africa. Amanda is a data scientist, STEM educationalist, entrepreneur, human rights activist, international speaker and the list goes on. She founded STEMi Makers Africa three years ago, and since then has expanded across 19 countries in Africa, where with the help of local volunteers she provides education on STEM subjects to students, better teaching material and skills on these topics to the teachers, and engage with policy makers to challenge the unfavourable and rigid systems. Please share this conversation and let me know your thoughts and feelings by rating this podcast or using #changeagentpodcast on Twitter.Thank you for listening!You can follow and reach out to Amanda via:Twitter: @Amandachirpy and @STEMiAfricaWebsite: https://stemiafrica.org/e-mail: amanda.obidike@stemiafrica.orgGet in touch with me via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.comResources mentioned in the podcast: 1) There Are No Black People In Africa by Shourya Agarwal: https://medium.com/an-injustice/there-are-no-black-people-in-africa-84fbeabb39c62) Prisoners Of Geography by Tim Marshall: https://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Geography-Explain-Everything-Politics/dp/15011214723) The Alex Wolf Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-alex-wolf-podcast/id1537282245
Welcome to this episode everyone and thank you for tuning in! The topic of today's episode is disability and accessibility. I wanted to have a conversation on this topic early on on my podcast, for two reasons. First of all, it is a very personal subject to me, which you will hear more about as you continue to listen; and, secondly, having been in the business world, I know that this is one of those taboo subjects that has a lot of stigma associated with it, and many leaders including HR leaders still find this a very uncomfortable topic to cover. I have witnesses all sorts of awkward conversations, moments of silence, ignorance and also some truly inspirational moments. However they are too far and few. On today's episode I am having a bold and open conversation with Molly Watt who has experienced every barrier that comes with the Usher syndrome that she was diagnosed with as a child that left her both deaf and blind. Molly is a usability and accessibility consultant in Sigma’s experience design team. A keynote speaker, Molly divides her time between inspiring people to consider inclusion in their everyday jobs and working as a consultant, for her own company, for Sigma and for the Molly Watt Trust, her charity. Molly has a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes deafblindness and has no cure.Molly is a motivational speaker, author and illustrator of 2 children's books and avid blogger. She is an advocate and ambassador of both GN Resound and Sense, a national deafblind charity in the UK. Using her negative experiences to make a positive difference to others, Molly is proud to have spoken at the Houses of Parliament, Harvard Medical School, Apple Campus, Camp Digital, the BBC, the NHS and for private audiologists around the UK. Her passion is accessibility and the use of assistive technology to enable and enhance the lives of people living with life-changing conditions.Please share this conversation and let me know your thoughts and feelings by rating this podcast or using #changeagentpodcast on Twitter. Thank you for listening!You can follow and reach out to Molly via:Twitter: @MollyWattTalks and @mollywatttrustWebsite: www.mollywatt.comCharity website: www.molly-watt-trust.orgGet in touch with me via:Twitter: @BaibaZiga and @Consulting_LHCLinkedIn: Baiba ZigaE-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.comWebsite: www.lakehouse-consulting.com
Welcome to my very first show everyone and thank you so much for tuning in! On today’s episode I sit down with Lisa Mae Brunson. Lisa Mae is a Founder and Chief Visionary at Wonder Women Tech Foundation, a registered charity, founded in Long Beach, California. Over the past 7 years Lisa Mae has been running a year-round series of events, conferences, hackathons and various other programmes that help to elevate underrepresented individuals in STEAM subjects.She has co-written books, been on the covers of magazines and received various awards, including most recently a Senate award from Sen. Ben Allen on her work in Tech field. However her real mission is getting marginalised people at the table and collectively changing the narratives and creating opportunities. On this podcast I had a very raw and open talk with Lisa Mae about:1) Life as an entrepreneur and a human rights activist while being marginalised herself;2) Corporate sponsors and building meaningful partnerships;3) Reality around Diversity & Inclusion;4) Sharing the table with virtual influencers.Thank you for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and rate this podcast!You can connect with Lisa Mae via:Twitter: @MissLisaMae and @wonderwomentechLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamae/E-Mail: info@wonderwomentech.comYou can connect with me via:Twitter: @BaibaZigaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/baibaziga-consulting/E-mail: info@lakehouse-consulting.com
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Created by
Baiba Ziga
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 19th, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 5th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
17
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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