Diversity & Inclusion Podcast Archives

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

My guest today is Jennifer Pozner (@jennpozner), founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. A widely published journalist, Jennifer serves on the board of editors of In These Timesmagazine. Her work has appeared in corporate media outlets such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix, independent magazines such as Ms…

Ep. 44: Reducing Alcoholism in the Tech Sector and User Interface Design for Policy Professionals with Victor Yocco

Ep. 44: Reducing Alcoholism in the Tech Sector and User Interface Design for Policy Professionals with Victor Yocco

Victor Yocco (@VictorYocco) is a User Experience researcher working for EY Intuitive out of Philadelphia. He has written several articles for the likes of A List Apart and Smashing Magazine and has recently written a book about user experience research called Design for the Mind: 7 Psychological Principals for Persuasive Design, which will be available this month. He earned both his undergraduate degree and PhD at Ohio State. In this episode, we discussed: The 7 key psychological …

Ep. 43: Congressman Bobby Scott (Remarks) and Ximena Hartsock on How to CRUSH Your Limitations

Ep. 43: Congressman Bobby Scott (Remarks) and Ximena Hartsock on How to CRUSH Your Limitations

Opening Remarks Hon. Bobby Scott United States Congressman Representing Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce Ximena Hartsock (@ximenahartsock) is co-founder and President of Phone2Action. Phone2 Action’s digital grassroots platform makes it easy for your organization to attract and engage supporters. Social media, calling and email advocacy tools connect supporters to elected officials at every level, from city council to …

Harlem’s Tech Hub with Bruce Lincoln (Ep. 41)

Ep 41: Diversifying Harlem’s Tech Community with Bruce Lincoln

My guest today is Bruce Lincoln (@brucelincoln). Bruce is the co-founder of Silicon Harlem, which is focused on transforming Harlem into a hub for tech and innovation. He is also a senior fellow of the Columbia University Institute for Tele-Information at the Columbia Business School, and was previously the entrepreneur in residence at Columbia’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement (CTICE). Bruce has been involved in cutting edge technology product development and …

Podcast Episode 40: How to push greater diversity in tech with Wayne Sutton

Podcast Episode 40: How to push greater diversity in tech with Wayne Sutton

My guest today is Wayne Sutton (@waynesutton), Wayne is a serial entrepreneurCo-founder of Change catalyst . Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech through the Tech Inclusion Conference, consulting and workshops. Wayne’s experience includes years of establishing partnerships with large brands to early stage startups. As a leading voice in diversity and inclusion in tech, Wayne shares his thoughts on solutions and culture in …

How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman (Ep. 35)

How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman (Ep. 35)

Patrick Gusman (@Lancieux) is the Chief Operating Officer of Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY). Prior to joining SBY, Patrick was the President and Managing Director of the Equal Footing Foundation, and Managing Director of Social Sector Innovations’ Startup Middle School a pilot program that trains and develops a sustainable pipeline of early-stage masters of disruptive technologies from underrepresented backgrounds at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2. Prior…

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

Beverly Parenti (@thebev) is co-founder and Executive Director of The Last Mile—a nonprofit focused on providing education and training inside prison that can result in gainful employment upon reentry, thereby reducing recidivism and helping redirect spending from prisons to education. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently visited San Quentin prison to spend time with inmates who are participating in Last Mile’s coding boot camp called Code.7370. On the day of his visit,…

How to Protect Intellectual Property that Boosts Social Justice with Lateef Mtima (Ep. 30)

How to Protect Intellectual Property that Boosts Social Justice with Lateef Mtima (Ep. 30)

Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars and has practiced intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial law, including a decade in private practice with the international law firm of Coudert…

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

Ron Busby, Sr. is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and a native of Oakland, CA. He is also a successful business owner with significant experience in the small business arena. Recognized as one of the country’s best CEOs, he grew his first business, USA Super Clean, from $150,000 annual revenue to over $15 million per year. He has received countless awards including the Western Region SBA Small Business Person of the Year in 1996, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small…