Inclusion Begins with Me: Conversations That Matter

Inclusion Begins with Me: Conversations That Matter

Our podcast examines the pivotal role people play in creating inclusive workplaces that are built for the future. How does inclusion impact our well-being? Why is it a business imperative? Each episode weaves together storytelling and research-driven conversations with globally recognized authors, experts, and DEI practitioners. Each month, join host and MetLife’s VP and Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Cindy Pace as she tackles actionable steps we can take to advance DEI.Inclusion Begins with Me: Conversations That Matter is a podcast from MetLife and produced by Hueman Group Media.

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September 19, 2022 56 min

Why does inclusion need to be personal? Why is it necessary for DEI work to be uncomfortable? What is the difference between niceness and kindness — and why does language matter to DEI efforts?


Wade Davis is currently the Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix. He’s a thought leader public speaker, and writer on gender, race, and

orientation equality.


In this episode, I spoke with Wade about:


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     What happens to our brain when we experience exclusion? How have pandemic related shifts in our work environments affected our ability to connect? And how do we maintain a clear sense of pride and purpose in our work?


    Dr. Britt Andreatta is a thought leader, consultant, and author. She synthesizes neuroscience and makes it applicable to the business world. Her book series on brain science looks at how we as people are wired to grow...

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    What is waymaking and can anyone be a waymaker? Is there a difference between waymaking and sponsorship? What makes employees feel respected and appreciated?

    Tara Jaye Frank’s book, The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence serves as a guide for tackling these tough questions. Tara started her 20-year career at Hallmark and today, she runs a successful culture and leadership consulting firm....

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    What is the connection between purpose and performance? Amid the Great Resignation, what can workplaces do to meet the demands of today’s workforce?

    Today’s guest, Aaron Hurst, coined the “purpose economy.” He is the CEO and Founder of Imperative, a peer coaching startup that is helping employees find meaning and purpose in their work. According to research, 61% of Americans feel lonely at work — even before the pandemic. In this ep...

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    In building inclusive workplaces where people feel a sense of belonging, why do we need to center women of color? In doing this work, how do we choose courage, vulnerability, and empathy, even when it’s difficult?


    To explore these topics, we’ll be hearing from Ruchika Tulshyan, author, global keynote speaker, and founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. Ruchika co-wrote a paradigm-shifting article entitled “Stop Telling W...

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    What is the true cost of women’s success in corporate America? How are women navigating the climb to reach the coveted seat of leadership?

    Deepa Purushothaman, a “first” senior partner at Deloitte, the first Indian-American woman, and one of the youngest people to make Partner in the firm's history, knows first-hand what price ethnically and racially diverse women pay to become leaders in their organizations. 

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    When it comes to inclusion, Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Chief People Officer at VICE Media, asks us to: “reflect, visualize, act, and persist.”

    Throughout her career, Daisy has made transformational contributions to leading companies in media, entertainment, and technology. In this episode, Daisy shares how she discovered the unwritten rules in work environments that promote exclusionary behavior. Cindy and Daisy talk about:

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    How does inclusion impact our well-being and why is it a business imperative? How do we cultivate a culture of belonging, and lead with more empathy and courage? 

    On our podcast, we examine the pivotal role people play in creating inclusive workplaces that are built for the future. Each episode weaves together storytelling and research-driven conversations with globally recognized authors, experts, and DEI practitioners.  

     Each mont...

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