Diversity & Inclusion Podcast Archives

Ep 73: How to be Street Smart About Building Your Personal Brand in Washington, D.C. with Tiffany Cross

Ep 73: How to be Street Smart About Building Your Personal Brand in Washington, D.C. with Tiffany Cross

Tiffany Cross (@tifcrossmyheart) is brings 20 years of relationships, outreach, and storytelling to The Beat, Washington’s inclusive political pulse. Having spent significant time working in newsrooms, covering Capitol Hill, managing in-house corporate public affairs, working on campaigns, and navigating communities of color, she brings a unique set of skills that casts a wide net of influence. Understanding the intersection of press, partnerships, politics, and policy, Tiffany has a

Ep 72: Who Says Seniors Can’t Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 2/2) with Debra Berlyn

Ep 72: Who Says Seniors Can’t Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 2/2) with Debra Berlyn

Debra Berlyn (@dberlyn) is the Executive Director of The Project to Get Older Adults onLine (GOAL), and President of Consumer Policy Solutions. Debra is a seasoned veteran of telecommunications and consumer policy issues and an advocate for consumers of technology services. She represented AARP on the digital television transition and has worked closely with national aging organizations on several Internet issues, including online safety and privacy concerns. Prior to launching Consumer

Ep 71: Who Says Seniors Can’t Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 1/2) with Tom Kamber

Ep 71: Who Says Seniors Can’t Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 1/2) with Tom Kamber

Tom Kamber (@thomaskamber) is the founder and executive director of OATS, where he has helped over 20,000 senior citizens get online, built more than 30 free technology centers, created the seniorplanet.org digital community, and launched the Senior Planet Exploration Center—the country’s first technology-themed community center for older adults. His work has been covered in major national media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, National

Ep 67: How a Lack of Teacher Diversity Contributes to the Gifted-and-Talented Gap with Hannah Putman

Ep 67: How a Lack of Teacher Diversity Contributes to the Gifted-and-Talented Gap with Hannah Putman

Hannah Putman (@nctq) is the Director of Research at the National Council on Teacher Quality. Hannah’s recent work includes a study on trends in teacher diversity in collaboration with researchers from the Brookings Institution, an examination of 100 early childhood teacher preparation programs, and a report that quantified the rigor in coursework offered by teacher preparation programs. She has also worked on all editions of NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review. Prior to joining NCTQ, Hannah conducted

Ep 66: Redefining Tech Inclusion in the Age of Trump with Melinda Epler

Ep 66: Redefining Tech Inclusion in the Age of Trump with Melinda Epler

Melinda Epler (@changecatalysts) is Founder and CEO of Change Catalyst, a certified B Corp whose mission is to empower diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation through education, mentorship and funding. Change Catalyst won a Certified B Corporation “Best for the World” award for community impact in 2014 and “Best in the World” overall in 2015. Melinda has more than 20 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation strategies for social entrepreneurs, mature

Ep 54: How to Increase Opportunities for Latinos in Technology with Jose Marquez-Leon

Ep 54: How to Increase Opportunities for Latinos in Technology with Jose Marquez-Leon

Jose A. Marquez-Leon (@LISTA1) is the National President, CEO, and Founder of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA). In this role he serves as lead advocate on state and federal issues related to the role of Latinos in the technology sector. He is also charged with coordinating organization-wide strategic planning for LISTA initiatives and is executive director of 15 LISTA TechLatino Councils nationwide. Since LISTA’s inception the organization has developed …

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 …

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

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 …