S07E02 - Episode 100: DEI. Words matter. Actions matter. Listening matters. Curiosity matters. Compassion matters. A conversation with Tanya Gibson

Today’s guest is Tanya Gibson, PHR (she/her/hers). She is the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and HR at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Tanya believes that it's important for companies looking to rework their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies make bold choices that last longer than just a moment.

In this episode, Tanya and Jenni Stone talk about racial injustice and the effect recent events have had on the workplace, and our employees. We discuss what it is, what it isn’t, and discuss how important it is to listen to others, who aren’t like you. If you wonder how seeing someone’s perspective can help you be a better leader, listen in to this conversation with Tanya.

In this episode you’ll hear:

How leaders can educate themselves to be better prepared to assist their diverse employees.

How Diversity training often activates bias rather than stamp it out.

HR cannot own everything, and sometimes are not the right choice to deliver your DEI solutions.

How to become an ally.

Resources from this episode:

National Conversations: Race, Relationships and Resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Facebook

Big Brothers Big Sisters Website

Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Color blind or color brave? Ted Talk-Mellody Hobson

Find Tanya on LinkedIn

Allyship to Impact, a conversation with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leader, Jared Karol, as he guides a conversation on power, privilege, and whiteness.  October 14, 2020 click HERE to register

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