Mauricio Velasquez is the President & Founder of Diversity Training Group (DTG). In this follow-up interview(CLICK to see Part 1), he provides an update on the current and emerging diversity issues in the 2017 workplace and an analysis of their increasing intensity. With more than 25 years experience in diversity field, Mauricio is a mover & shaker in the business, government, and education sectors. He is a regular contributor of articles to the American Diversity Report.
Jim Woods is President of Woods Kovalova Group, a Diversity and Leadership Management consulting firm located in Denver. We believe that tackling big thorny challenges requires big unconventional ideas. We provide boundary-pushing proposals for changing the way organizations work and leaders lead.
CLICK below to hear Jim analyze trends and advise how leaders should approach diversity today.
David B. Grinberg is a strategic communications expert, brand ambassador, and featured blogger. His 25-years of work experience includes The White House, Congress (Office of House Majority Leader), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Deborah Levine interviews David about his media management work during Hurricane Katrina, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the destruction of NYC Twin Towers on 9/11. David shares his federal experience as well as his advice for the private sector.
Dr. Bryan Samuel is the Director of the Office of Equity & Inclusion at the University of Tennessee/ Chattanooga. In this interview with Deborah Levine, Dr. Samuel discusses the inclusion efforts at UTC including plans for an upcoming campus-wide conference.
Video blog with Deborah Levine, Editor-in-Chief of the American Diversity Report. In this session, Deborah discusses the violence of the shooting of a congressman, his aides, and several law enforcement individuals. She talks about the social context of this violence, what it means for us going forward, and the implications for our response.
Ms. Gerber is Editor and Director of Content at Chattanooga’s daily newspaper, The Times Free Press. She manages a newsroom of 75 people who produce a daily newspaper, three magazines, and five weekly community newspapers. Alison serves on the boards of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and the Associated Press Media Editors.
The newspaper recently launched an initiative proposed by the Mayor’s Council for Women in partnership with Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI) where prominent women in the community contribute articles to the business section. The Times Free Press has been recognized with awards including the Tennessee Press Association’s top honor for the past three years. The paper was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in three of the last five years.
In 2002, David and his wife Linda co-founded the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Mariposa’s mission is to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries. Stories are important and objects tell the stories of the people who make and use them. Working with artifacts from around the world, we can see what we share with people of different cultures and celebrate our differences.
Sipes has 35 years of national & state experience as media affairs & social media manager. He served as the Sr. Public Affairs Specialist for a federal justice agency and has over 50 awards for his media relations work. – http://leonardsipes.com
A former police officer, Sipes managed America’s most popular audio & video podcasting site for crime & justice issues. He was the primary spokesperson on crime prevention for the federal government for 10 years, advised presidential & gubernatorial campaigns, and owns/writes for Crime in America:http://crimeinamerica.net.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Sipes is a former Associate Professor for criminology & public affairs and the author of Success With the Media: Everything You Need To Survive Reporters and Your Organization (Available at Amazon: https://amzn.com/151948965X)
Javier Cámara is the Co-Founder, CEO and “the product guy” at beBee. A successful Internet entrepreneur and big data & architecture expert, Javier created several systems and advertising platforms during his career that led up to engineering beBee’s big data platform. He also served as CEO of Professional Communities (engineers & doctors) and Co-Founder/ CTO at Canalmail.
beBee is a Personal Branding Platform founded by serial-entrepreneurs Javier Cámara and Juan Imaz. The network allows people to showcase and share their personal brand and market themselves, complimenting and expanding other social networks. beBee allows diverse users to network respectfully with each other through common personal and professional interests and easily build on personal affinities.
Sheila C. Boyington President, Thinking Media-Learning Blade; National States Chair, Million Women Mentors
Sheila is a successful serial entrepreneur leading the creation of several products. Her company, Thinking Media is the creator of ACT’s KeyTrain® system for WorkKeys® and career readiness (acquired by ACT in 2011), PictureRx® for health literacy, and CharacterEd.Net® for K-12 character education. She is well-known for her passion, strong management, and leadership skills and has been credited for gaining high adoption of the Thinking Media tools including over 30 statewide contracts. Sheila has won numerous awards for her Entrepreneurship and Leadership and as a Professional Engineer.
Priya C. Boyington Marketing Manager, Stitch Fix
Priya is an e-commerce marketer, passionate about the intersection of retail and technology. She currently resides in San Francisco and is a marketing manager for Stitch Fix’s newly launched men’s business and has previous experience at GoldieBlox, Bain & Company, and Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Girls Preparatory School (GPS) in Chattanooga, she holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from The Wharton School.