Voices of Diversity

Voices of Diversity

The Voices of Diversity podcast is hosted by Rocki Howard.Our mission is to humanize diversity one story, one conversation at a time, to share the impact on those who identify as being underrepresented.Each episode of Voices of Diversity will bring you the stories and experiences of those who are part of the minority in corporate America.We believe that the interaction between all voices, minority, and majority can change the narrative of how the world communicates. By changing the narrative can you change the world

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May 24, 2021 35 min

Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks with  guest Manjuri Sinha who is a keynote speaker and Global Head of Talent Acquisition for OLX group Inclusive leadership

Manjuri is the epitome of bold, brilliant, and badass. Her energy is boundless, her intelligence is endless and her willingness to call out conscious bias is badass. Manjuri gives us a master class in diversity as she talks to us today as a Voice of Global Citizen. 

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Voices of Diversity host Rocki howard speaks to guest Bob Athwal who is a Senior Talent Manager at Skyscanner where he focuses on Race Equity and Early Careers. He is also the CoFounder of the 1 Hour Project and The Student Job Coach. 

Bob is the only person I know who is a soon to be PhD who could effectively use the movie Finding Nemo to illustrate the power of allyship. His transparency on his mother's illiteracy, his journey...

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Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to guest Sandhna Chintoe who is a Managing Director International at Cammio.

Sandhna and I have a woman to woman chat about being young mothers, the constant compromises young women building a career face, and the resulting emotional tax. 

Check out Sandhna's episode as she chats to us as a Voice of the Young, Gifted, and Hindu.

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Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to  guest John Jackson who is an author and Director of Correctional Partnerships for Hustle 2.0. 

John gives context to being a convicted criminal and serving 18 years in prison.  He talks about his current hustle which allows him to passionately advocate for rehabilitation and healing people currently in prison. He helps us to better understand and humanize the journey of the formerly i...

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Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to guest Jacob Gray who is a passionate, charismatic leader and brand strategist.  

He heads up business and brand strategy for L’Angolo Estate and he is the guy that keeps Chosen Family Wines running smoothly.

Jake joins us to talk about diversifying the wine industry and making a difference in the community through the One Barrel Challenge. 

Jake is helping us to launch our new Diversity ...

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"In the world of work, I didn't see the bias until I had elevated myself from the circumstances. And I always looked at myself first, and what I could do to make the circumstance better things I always say in my training, and my speaking is sometimes you can't see the picture because you're in the frame."

Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to  guest Dwayne Bennett who is an author, coach, educator, spea...

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"I think the for me the value is understanding why they're going through these motions and making  DEI sustainable. So from a leadership standpoint, there's that. I think, also from an individual standpoint, it's just the understanding that you can also make a difference, right?  I want people to understand that this is not something that you have to pass the buck and say:  I need my manager to do or I need HR to do...

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Voices of Diversity host speaks to guest Riham Satti who is an Oxford grad, TedX speaker, London School of Business Mentor, and Founder of Me Vitae.  

Riham takes us from playing with Barbies and Legos to imposter syndrome, educates us on biases, and shares her hopes on how we can change the diversity landscape as she talks to us today as the Voice of a Female Founder of Color.

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“Are we actually building genuine structural allyship that is I might lose? So me as a man if they say there was an extra tax on being a man or after November the 19th. When women work for free compared to men and the gender pay gap, I get double tax for that month. I need to be willing to look at people and say yes, please put that in place. Because that is what equity is. That's not what equality is.” Akbar Karenga

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"Coming out and closeting is, is I always say, not a one time deal. It is a part of being queer. There's a continuum between coming out and closeting, that we are always negotiating with everybody we meet every moment."

"Well, what's my place in the world? I'm, I'm this like, you know, Catholic, Italian American. Nebraskan who loves Egypt speaks decent Arabic, what help can I be in the world? What bridge ...

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"Because I think when you're in the environment, of trying to move up the ladder, you're trying to progress and you're just going as fast as you can. Sometimes you don't see those challenges until you step back, and you reflect on it."

Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to  guest Marcus Sawyer who is a 15 year HR Tech veteran and Founder of EQ Community. A platform that is focused on empowering mult...

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Doctor Dave Caudel the Associate Director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation and is on the Advisory Board of Jobs for Humanity.  Dave has both a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Physics. 

In this episode, Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to Dave as he helps us understand the instead of getting help and support, individuals who are on the autism spectrum are often greeted with shame and aggression due to lack o...

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Nisreen Hasib is the COO at Unbound. 

With BA in Political Science from Yale and a JD from Northwestern after working on a case that went to the Supreme Court she made a career pivot to align with her need to have a wider impact. 

In today's episode, Voices of Diversity host speaks to Nisreen as she  shares several examples of the power of using your voice

 The positive impact of her mom's voice in her formative years

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    In honor of Black History Month, The Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard  is wrapping up our Black Leadership Series sponsored by SmartRecruiters by speaking with her colleague Dorian Stewart.

    Dorian is SmartRecruiters' Head of Demand Generation

    Dorian has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Communications Management and Technology and as an added bonus, Dorian speaks Korean!

    Dorian is a mental health advocat...

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    I'm Rocki Howard and I'm not only your host, but I am proud to be Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters. 

    In honor of Black History Month, this is the third episode of our four part  Black Leadership Series sponsored by SmartRecruiters. Today’s guest is my colleague, Frances Ibe.

    Frances is SmartRecruiters' VP of Product Management.

    She has a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Design and Technology and an Executive M...

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    I'm Rocki Howard and I'm not only your host, but I am proud to be Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters. 

    In honor of Black History Month, this is the second episode of our four-part Black Leadership Series sponsored by SmartRecruiters. Today’s guest is my colleague, my friend Brandice Sills-Payne.

    Brandice Sills-Payne is SmartRecruiters' Customer Market Manager. 

    Brandice has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Loy...

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    I'm Rocki Howard and I'm not only your host, but I am proud to be Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters. 

    In honor of Black History Month, The Voices of Diversity podcast is kicking off our Black Leadership Series sponsored by SmartRecruiters with my colleague Kave Bulambo.

    Kave Bulumbo is SmartRecruiters' EMEA Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity and Inclusion. Kave is also the Founder of Black in Tech in Be...

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    Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard, speaks to guest Stacey Romero.

    Stacey Romero worked her way up from call center trainer to Lead Accessibility Manager without a degree. She did it while being a single mom of now 3 girls. Stacey's passion for advocating for the underrepresented is clear through her career choice and her volunteer efforts. Stacey and I met because we are both advisory board member for Jobs for Humanity. 

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    January 18, 2021 28 min

    Voices of Diversity host Rocki Howard speaks to guest Dan Burger.

    Dan Burger, has a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University. Dan develops web and mobile solutions for research groups at Vanderbilt. His work covers astrophysics, high-performance computing,  K-12 education, and career placement for individuals with autism.

    A few of Dan's many accomplishments...

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    Each episode of Voices of Diversity, hosted by Rocki Howard, will bring you the stories and experiences of those who are underrepresented. 

    This podcast was created to humanize diversity initiatives, to share the impact on those who identify as being underrepresented, to give a VOICE to diversity. 

    I believe if you change the lives of the underrepresented, you change the world. 

    Come change the world with me!

    The first episode will lau...

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