Ray Leach, CEO of Jumpstart, and Adam Kaufman, CEO of Up2 and Jumpstart coach, share their recent experience at a White Men as Full Diversity Partners signature program, our White Men’s Caucus. Hear from Ray and Adam about how this intimate and immersive dive into what it means to be male and what it means to be white shapes their mindsets and behaviors as entrepreneurial leaders.
15. Two White Male Police Leaders Reflect on Their Learning and How to Lead Change in Law Enforcement Today
Mike Reese was Portland Police Chief when he attended his White Men's Caucus with the Portland Mayor and his police commanders. He is now the Sheriff of Multnomah County. Paul Schnell attended his caucus as an officer in St. Paul Police. He has since served as Police Chief for two twin cities suburbs and is currently Commissioner of Corrections for the State of Minnesota.
Twenty years ago, three white male leaders from Georgia Power and Southern Company went to a 3.5-day learning intensive to dive into what it means to be male and what it means to be white. Listen to Frank McClosky, Pete Ivey and Ronnie Noble describe their experience of their White Men’s Caucus and other WMFDP learning experiences decades ago and how it impacted their careers as leaders and personal growth as men of the Baby Boomer generation, as told to WMFDP co-founders Bill Proudman a…
In 2019, the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) released their landmark study Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration, awakening corporate America to the challenges faced by Black professionals. In this episode, we discuss the report findings with CTI Executive Vice President Julia Taylor Kennedy and WMFDP | FDPGlobal Senior Consultant and diversity and inclusion professional Janese Murray.
Moe Carrick and Anakha Coman are two white women facilitators at WMFDP, as well as authors and owners of their own consulting firms. In this episode, Moe and Anakha discuss what’s unique about white women’s DEI journeys--what it’s been like for them personally and what tends to come up for white women around race as Moe and Anakha work to inspire white women to be allies and advocates for inclusion and justice.
Noah Prince is a Gen-X white male living in a biracial family with his wife and step-daughter; he’s also a senior consultant at WMFDP. Noah speaks about his life during the racial justice protests nationally and internationally. He shares why he has not been sleeping these past few days and why he has hope. With over 15 years of experience as a leader in equity, inclusion and leadership development, Noah has worked across a wide variety of industries.
Michael talks with Anakha Coman about her experience teaching mindfulness to business leaders and the difference it makes in their effectiveness. Anakha speaks to how mindfulness is a core requirement in diversity and inclusion efforts, vital for establishing effective partnerships across difference. Anakha and Michael discuss what it looks like to be fully present with oneself and others in these turbulent times. Learn more about Anakha at //awakeatworkinstitute.com
8. Reflections on 14 Years of Partnering for Change at Lockheed Martin, with Rainia Washington, VP & CDO
Michael begins the story of WMFDP’s partnership journey with Lockheed Martin and Rainia Washington, Lockheed Martin’s VP and Chief Diversity Officer, expands on the 14-year partnership. Rainia shares both early and more recent history and talks about the unique impact the partnership has had on Lockheed Martin’s culture. Rainia tells of observable shifts in leaders, as well as measuring the positive outcomes.
Accelerating inclusion and diversity efforts forward depends on engaging white men. WMFDP senior consultants Janese Murray and Jim Morris join CEO and co-founder Bill Proudman to discuss why white men are critical to D&I—AND why it seems paradoxically confusing for us to focus on engaging them.