But First, People

But First, People

In this podcast, we will educate our clients, partners, and prospects about how Pride Global’s brands go beyond products and services to center the human element, one that is continuously innovating, learning, and evolving as our industry becomes more dynamic.

Episodes

November 9, 2023 35 mins

In our season finale of "But First, People," Kamela sits down with Mark E. Fowler, CEO of Tanenbaum, and dives deep into the world of religious inclusivity in the workplace, the intersection of faith and non-faith identities, and how companies can boost retention rates by embracing faith-based programs and fostering an environment where employees can bring their true selves to work.

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we dive into a candid discussion with Victoria Jenn Rodriguez about utilizing impostor syndrome for personal and professional development, cultural authenticity in the workplace, and different strategies to enhance employee retention in diverse workplaces.

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Kamela speaks with Janet M. Stovall, Global Head of DEI at NeuroLeadership Institute and acclaimed co-author of the bestseller, "The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Sh*t", on strategies for organizations to safeguard and enhance their DEI programs for the future. 

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Sahra S. Halpern, President and CEO of BCF and Triad Investments, shares essential strategies for minority-owned business owners to achieve success when securing loans and valuable insights on how corporations can fulfill their supplier diversity goals by collaborating with these enterprises.

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July 6, 2023 34 mins

Kamela Forbes is joined by contingent labor expert Angela Westhead in a discussion that explores the intersection of parenthood and inclusivity, drawing attention to the policies that empower parents in the workplace.

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Steve Garibell, VP at TD Bank, shares how he actively uplifts diverse businesses, advocates for LGBTQ+ rights, and pays forward the guidance and support he’s received by fostering empathetic leaders, building strong networks, and impactful programs for future generations.

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In a riveting and personal discussion, Diana Mirakaj-Finnerty, Head of US at Specialisterne, shares the challenges autistic and neurodivergent individuals face in the workplace, while detailing solutions employers can implement to practice inclusivity.

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With his 25+ years of experience, Dale Favors, the Managing Partner at Adaptive Growth Leadership, joins Kamela to discuss building connections and relationships within a corporate culture that inspire professional growth and create sustainable results. 

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March 2, 2023 32 mins

Brooke Foley, the pioneering founder of Jayne Agency and It's Not Just Dinner, joins Kamela Forbes to explore brand building, leveraging relationships, and advancing women and minority-owned businesses.

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February 2, 2023 28 mins

YUPRO CEO Michelle Sims talks with Jenny about her organization’s inspiring mission and how our industry can prioritize the heart of our work: helping others reap the benefits of what they do.

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January 26, 2023 1 min

Kamela is back—and so is But First, People! Get a sneak peek at the next season in our trailer, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcasting app for more.

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Rahdiah learns more about Corporate Plus membership from Argent Associates CEO Betty Manetta and a simple formula for success: “Say what you're going to do and do it.”

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November 9, 2022 34 mins

Jenny asks Pride Global’s Annie Davies how she became a pioneer in the emerging field of talent engagement—and how it transforms the way we work.

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Tronex founder and CEO Donald Chu sits down with Rahdiah to talk about how the NMSDC Corporate Plus program helped his company become a global leader in PPE.

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October 5, 2022 27 mins

Jenny talks with PrideOne’s Kate Goss about the leader’s path to the staffing industry—and the work she’s done to make it a more welcoming place for women.

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Rahdiah speaks with Icy Williams about the journey that led her to become the head of NMSDC’s Corporate Plus program—and what she’s done to make it even better. 

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September 14, 2022 1 min

Meet Rahdiah Barnes, your host for our inspiring miniseries on the world of supplier diversity, presented in partnership with NMSDC.

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September 7, 2022 23 mins

Emotional-intelligence expert and executive coach Kelly Newman gives Kamela the details on how leaders can foster greater psychologically safety in the workplace. 

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August 3, 2022 36 mins

Kamela Forbes is joined by her predecessor at Pride, Dr. Tiffany Dotson, to discuss the DEI professional’s journey and how she’s teaching leaders to be better followers.

 

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July 6, 2022 30 mins

For her first episode hosting But First, People, Jenny Davis talks about the importance of connecting talent with opportunity with Tim Tobin, head of Russell Tobin and Pride Health.

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