A Holistic Workplace Experience podcast

9. DEI and the Return to "Normal" (Guests: Kim Crowder and Sabrina Meherally)

June 10, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
A Holistic Workplace Experience podcast
9. DEI and the Return to "Normal" (Guests: Kim Crowder and Sabrina Meherally)
Show Notes

As we begin to see parts of the world rapidly returning to normal and the priority of getting employees back to the office takes center stage -- Do we run the risk of letting everything we’ve learned this past year being left behind? 

Were all the grand declarations about the future of work and the commitments companies made to Diversity Equity Inclusion and anti-racism work all just performative? 

What happens when company priorities shift, the hashtags stop trending, and people begin to opt-out of DEI work when they realize that it is, in fact, work?

Kim Crowder, Founder & CEO of Kim Crowder Consulting, is one of the country's leading certified anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, and equity speaker, coach, trainer, and consultant. 
Her deep knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) is informed by years of executive-level DEIA practice and consulting in advocacy and implementation. Kim’s mission is to provide transformative, customized solutions, cultivate equitable workplaces, and harness the power of diverse input to foster innovation, inclusion, and forward-thinking within organizations and industries overall. 

She has been featured for her expertise by The New York Times, Business Insider, Forbes, and on Hubspot’s podcast, The Growth Show, among others. Kim has been named A Top 10 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert by All American, and Top Influential African-American Business Women To Follow by LinkedIn.

Sabrina Meherally is an inclusive design thought leader, and the Founder of Pause and Effect - a humanity-centered design consultancy that helps organizations build customer and workplace experiences where people from all walks of life feel seen, reflected, respected, and valued. Sabrina is the daughter of refugee and immigrant parents from Uganda and Pakistan. 

Sabrina’s interdisciplinary background in UX, Product Management, and People and Culture informs the holistic and tangible approach that Pause and Effect take when building strategies for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism – honoring the complexity of systemically enforced problems, and prioritizing the voices of the most marginalized communities.

She and her team work across industries including multinational entertainment companies, tech organizations, credit unions, and social media influencers – supporting their growth through coaching and consulting in product and workplace design.

Sabrina is also the host of the Inclusive Design Podcast, where she explores and discusses ways in which responsible innovation is creating a better world for everyone.

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