Nga Vương-Sandoval is a proud Việtnamese refugee, a TEDx Presenter, and the Refugee Congress Delegate in her home state of Colorado. Fiona Swee-Lin Price, based in Australia, is author of Success with Asian Names and the Director of Globalise Consulting. In this episode, Nga and Fiona discuss how the correct pronunciation of names creates a greater sense of belonging and honors personal identities.
Darrin Tulley talks about his experiences with WMFDP learning labs and how they impacted his leadership while he was a senior executive at Mass Mutual. Darrin is the founder of Ignite Happy and author of the upcoming book Live Your Possible.
Oni Marchbanks and Staci Haines discuss why it is important to bring a trauma informed and somatic perspective into the facilitation of DEI work. Oni is an anti-racism educator and the owner of Equity by Design and co-partner of Equity Asks. Staci co-founded generative somatics, founded generationFIVE, and is the author of The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice.
We explore the myriad ways in which the Latino and Hispanic identities are lived, expressed and experienced with WMFDP consultants Maria Martinez, Amalia Alarcon Morris and Mauricio Valadrian, with backgrounds spanning Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Columbia.
Jin Hee Lee, from the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund and Chris Hollinger, a lawyer at O’Melveny & Myers were on the front lines responding to the September 2020 Executive Order 13950 Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. They recount why it was, and continues to be, vital for us all to challenge measures that curtail inclusion and equity.
How do we build connected communities of different people rather than communities that simply let different people in? That’s precisely what Essential Partners does. Adam Motenko, an associate at Essential Partners and founder of Coalescent Leadership, talks to us about how his organization designs and leads difficult conversations on polarizing topics. Tune in and visit WhatIsEssential.org for free tools and resources.
Nthabeleng Zulu and Michael Welp met in September of 1990, six months after Nelson Mandela’s release, to co-instruct interracial team building at Outward Bound Lesotho for South African companies. For Michael, this pioneering work in South Africa inspired the co-founding of WMFDP and a lifelong commitment to working with white men.
BAE Systems Leaders Valerie Hunter, I&S VP of HR and Admin, Jon Dorn, I&S VP of Bus Dev and Strategic Planning, and Ben Nace, HR Business Partner Combat Mission Systems speak about the impact on their leadership of the Full Partners Learning Lab and/or White Men's Caucus Learning Lab.
18. Seasoned Senior HR Executive Partners with WMFDP for Transformative Change at 3 Different Companies
As a senior human resources executive, a key goal for Susan Schmitt Winchester has been to bring transformative organizational change, creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. Susan has partnered with WMFDP to help bring that change to three companies—in her current role as Chief HR Officer (CHRO) at Applied Materials and in her former roles as CHRO at Rockwell Automation and VP of HR at the Kellogg Company.
Nga Vương-Sandoval is Việtnamese refugee and the Refugee Congress Delegate for Colorado. June Davis is Japanese American, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategy at the Gates Foundation. John C. Yang is executive director Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a civil rights organization. Peggy Nagae, Japanese American, is a recovering lawyer and senior consultant at WMFDP.