Intentional Conversations

Intentional Conversations Vodcast (video + podcast) hosted by the NWC Team. Every Friday from 11 am – 12 pm EST, we bring different voices from the DEI space and those tangential who are uplifting marginalized communities’ voices.

 

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:

1. If you are already a subscriber to the Nika White Consulting emails, be sure to click the Zoom link in your next NWC email (you will only need to do this once, and you will automatically have access to all future Intentional Conversations).

2. If you are not currently a subscriber to the Nika White Consulting email list, please enter your name and email below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom registration link, and you will get regular reminders about upcoming guests and Intentional Conversations VodCasts.

    Browse our upcoming guests and topics below and make sure to view the archive to see all of our previous guests.

    Upcoming Intentional Conversations

    Intentional Conversations will be on pause for the remainder of 2022 as we recognize the holidays, rest, recharge and refuel for 2023! Check back soon for a listing of our upcoming 2023 Quarter 1 Co-hosts!

    Previous Intentional Conversations

    November 2022

    IC-Sampat

    Friday, November 18th, 2022

    Guest Host Neha Sampat

    In this Intentional Conversations Vodcast we discuss healing from the harm that is a result of bias (in the form of internalized bias), Imposter Syndrome, and using confidence for effective allyship and advocacy.

    IC-Burous

    Friday, November 11th, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Towanna Burrous

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss how successful leaders are great coaches.

    IC-Kalaw

    Friday, November 4th, 2022

    Guest Host Martine Kalaw

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss how HR leaders can create real DEI change and Martine’s book “ABC’s of Diversity: A Manager’s Guide To Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In The New Workplace”.

    October 2022

    IC-Tardy-02

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    Guest Host Jenn Tardy

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss LEQ and Lived Experience Intelligence.

    IC-Ong

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    Guest Host Lisa M. Ong

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss Asian-Americans in the Workplace, how to grow your AAPI talent bench and how we are addressing the Model Minority myth.

    IC-Session

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Tana M. Session

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss DEIB, organizational development and women in the workplace.

    IC-Martinez

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    Guest Host Lisette Martinez

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss the benefits of using minority-owned businesses as suppliers, and creating proactive business programs to encourage supplier diversity.

    September 2022

    IC-Mandapati
    IC-Johnson

    Friday, September 30, 2022

    Guest Hosts
    Anu Mandapati
    and Elonda Johnson

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss the biases in play when developing leaders, how to disrupt these biases, and how to develop leaders in a more inclusive and equitable way.

    IC-Yazeed

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Carey Yazeed

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss the lack of inclusion in the self-care industry for Blacks and how intellectual property of Black women is being stolen and repurposed by others.

    IC-Tatum

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    Guest Host Andrea G. Tatum

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss career pivots and finding your lane in DEI work (with or without a title).

    IC-Justice

    Friday, September 9, 2022

    Guest Host Ceah Justice

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss leveraging ERGs to improve employee well-being, create high potential talent pipelines, and support and advance key business initiatives.

    IC-Deepa

    Friday, September 2, 2022

    Guest Host Deepa Purushothaman

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we focus on the well-being of women of color in corporate America.

    August 2022

    IC-Gelobter

    Friday, August 26, 2022

    Guest Host Lisa Gelobter

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss organizational equity through the employee lifecycle, how to solve microaggressions and microinequities in the workplace, and organizational equity do’s and don’ts.

    IC-Fry

    Friday, August 19, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Jen Fry

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss anti-racism and conflict, Black female athlete’s experiences abroad, and how Jen’s work in athletics is broadly applicable.

    IC-Karol

    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Guest Host Jared Karol

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss how White people can show up in the DEI space, the role of EQ in DEI/Social justice work, and the difference between tone policing and boundary setting.

    IC-KING-Web

    Friday, August 5, 2022

    Guest Host Dante King

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss The Construction of White Supremacy and Antiblackness in American Culture and Identity.

    July 2022

    Strong

    Friday, July 29, 2022

    Guest Host Cosette Strong

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss intersectionality, the four stages of psychological safety, psychological dangers, and intentional allyship.

    IC-Behzadi

    Friday, July 22, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Christen Behzadi

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast we will discuss allyship and advocacy as an equity practice and how to take action as an ally without causing harm.

    IC-Smith

    Friday, July 15, 2022

    Guest Host Melissa Smith

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations Vodcast as we discuss mental health and wellness for women and girls of color.

    IC-Pierson

    Friday, July 8, 2022

    Guest Host Vince Pierson

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss the intersection of sports and social justice and how this relates to the work DEI practitioners are doing and the power of sports to impact society.

    IC-Yolanda

    Friday, July 1st, 2022

    Guest Host Yalonda Brown

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we talk about the intersectionality of mentoring and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    June 2022

    IC-Smiley

    Friday, June 24, 2022

    Guest Host Leah Smiley

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss leadership and how the work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is changing.

    IC-Thompson

    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Guest Host Sacha Thompson

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss DEI credentials, working with practitioners, the future of DEI, trends within the industry, and self-care for practitioners.

    IC-Bethea

    Friday, June 10, 2022

    Guest Host Aiko Bethea

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss creative works as a tool for empathy building, providing space for creativity and imagination for people of color, and how leadership has been used as a tool to center whiteness and diminish people of color.

    IC-Losambe

    Friday, June 3, 2022

    Guest Host Pascal Losambe

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast in which we discuss the intersection of Neurobiology/Neuroscience and DEI, cultural intelligence and competence, and Synergy’s Shared Humanity Framework.

    May 2022

    IC-Carrie

    Friday, May 27th, 2022

    Guest Host Rachelle Carrie

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss and process the heaviness of the recent tragedy at Robb Elementary School, how events like these impact emotions in the workplace, and Rachelle’s book “Emotional Intelligence, A Toolkit for Managing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”.

    IC-Benjamin

    Friday, May 20th, 2022

    Guest Host Janelle Benjamin

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss issues of exclusivity, exclusion and discrimination, how leaders can effectively support DEI practitioners, and religious accommodations in the workplace.

    IC-Goode

    Friday, May 13th, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Shelton J. Goode

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss DEI efforts that yield measurable and sustainable results and DEI in a post-Covid world.

    IC-Gonzalez-2

    Friday, May 6th, 2022

    Guest Host Ricardo González

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will discuss cross-cultural communication expert Ricardo González’ new book, “To Belong Or Not To Belong”.

    April 2022

    IC-Collins

    Friday, April 29th, 2022

    Guest Host Kobena Collins

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we discuss the main components to consider when developing and implementing a DEI strategy.

    IC-Mensah

    Friday, April 22nd, 2022

    Guest Host Olanike Ayomide Mensah

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss the importance of integrating DEI into leadership development training and building anti-oppressive DEI businesses.

    IC-Wilson

    Friday, April 15th, 2022

    Guest Host Sarah Noll Wilson

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss Sarah’s book “Don’t Feed the Elephants!” and how to overcome avoidance so we can tackle uncomfortable conversations.

    IC-Rivera

    Friday, April 1st, 2022

    Guest Host Catarina Rivera

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss disability inclusion, including why companies have not prioritized it and why they absolutely should.

    March 2022

    IC-Campbell

    Friday, March 25th, 2022

    Guest Host Michelle Campbell

    Join us for this Intentional Conversation as we dive into all things cultural competency and intercultural learning.

    IC-Mandapati

    Friday, March 18th, 2022

    Guest Host Anu Mandapati

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast we look at bias that arises in leadership/executive coaching engagements, well-being of Chief Diversity Officers, and use of teams to create a more inclusive organizational culture.

    IC-Gant

    Friday, March 11th, 2022

    Guest Host Jason Gant

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss the correlation between mental health and DEI and the importance of mindfulness and well-being.

    IC-Horne

    Friday, March 4th, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Melissa Horne

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss the role that training plays in an organization’s DEI strategy and how to tell the difference between effective vs. box-checking DEI training.

    February 2022

    IC-Janay

    Friday, February 25th, 2022

    Guest Host Brittany Janay Harris

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss who we are as DEI practitioners and those that have influenced us as we show up in this work.

    IC-White

    Friday, February 18th, 2022

    Guest Host Dr. Teresa White

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss serving diverse families and serving children well in educating them about diversity early.

    IC-GRaham

    Friday, February 11th, 2022

    Guest Host John Graham

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss making decisions through the lens of a healthy Black psychology rather than White psychology.

    IC-Groenewoud

    Friday, February 4th, 2022

    Guest Host Maikel Groenewoud

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast as we discuss bias in AI and how to deal with fairness in AI and other emerging technologies.

    January 2022

    IC-Grable

    Friday, January 28th, 2022

    Guest Host Robyn Grable

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss making investments in talent acquisition in effort to be intentional about including military talent and those with disabilities.

    IC-Crowder

    Friday, January 21st, 2022

    Guest Host Kim Crowder

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will talk about the benefits of cultural humility, acknowledging differences in women in the workplace, and obstacles companies face when hiring a new DEI professional.

    IC-Jackson
    IC-Gerstandt

    Friday, January 14th, 2022

    Guest Hosts Shalynne Jackson and Joe Gerstandt

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss the importance of relationship building, mentors and psychologically safe spaces for us as DEI practitioners.

    IC-Camille-Web

    Friday, January 7th, 2022

    Guest Host Camille Tate

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss HR and DEI recruiting, leadership and the power of your story and voice.

    November 2021

    IC-Williams

    Friday, November 19th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Chelsea C. Williams

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss how to build the early talent pipeline (college to career), how to pursue conscious careers, and navigating careers in DE&I.

    IC-Rico

    Friday, November 5th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Rico Jacob Chace

    Join us for this Intentional Conversations VodCast, as we discuss Trans Rights, Mental Health, and Intersectionality.

    October 2021

    Farzin

    Friday, October 29th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Farzin Farzad

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we talk about Farzin’s transition from DEI to organizational justice, his views on power-sharing in organizations to promote better DEI outcomes, and his thoughts on what is being left out in DEI conversations.

    Tiana

    Friday, October 22nd • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Tiana Clark

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss self-empowerment from a DEI perspective, and how individuals can “stop waiting”, take their career in their own hands, and explore how they can impact systematic issues that don’t change overnight.

    IC-Winters

    Friday, October 15th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Mary-Frances Winters

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will discuss Black Fatigue based on Mary-Frances’ recent book “Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit” to highlight how the perpetuation of racist systems have led to Black intergenerational fatigue.

    IC-Cindu

    Friday, October 8th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Cindu Thomas-George

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will discuss disrupting anti-Blackness in communities of color and everywhere, and what it means to go beyond the Black and White binary of race while doing anti-racism work.

    IC-Harts

    Friday, October 1st • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Minda Harts

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will discuss the impact of dealing with racial trauma in the workplace. We will also discuss Minda Harts’ new book, “Right Within” and discuss the ways that employers can better support women of color.

    September 2021

    IC-Cabral

    Friday, September 24th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Amber Cabral

    In this Intentional Conversation, we will discuss allies and advocates and how they can impact and influence culture, equity and working-class life.

    IC-Dickerson

    Friday, September 17th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Dr. Samantha-Rae Dickenson

    In this Intentional Conversation, we talk about microaggressions, the importance of companies having a DEI strategy, unconscious biases, and creating inclusive spaces for Black women by using a lens of intersectionality.

    IC-Worthy

    Friday, September 10th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Dr. Tiffani Worthy

    In this Intentional Conversation, we will discuss the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices in local government and its impact on building more just and equitable communities for all people.

    IC-Afrika-Williams

    Friday, September 3rd • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Afrika Williams

    In this Intentional Conversations Vodcast, we will talk about equity or exit; what organizations must do to keep people from leaving and what people must do if organizations don’t provide real equity.

    August 2021

    IC-Claiborne

    Friday, August 27th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Gabrielle Claiborne

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will discuss authenticity as a journey not a destination, gender equity that includes ALL women, and the power of embracing one’s truth.

    IC-Thurmond-Web
    IC-Rada-Web

    Friday, August 20th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Hosts Chanté Thurmond and Rada Yovovich

    In this Intentional Conversations Vodcast, we will discuss Equity-Centered Design and how equity doesn’t happen by chance, but with intent and focus.

    IC-Web-Desi

    Friday, August 13th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Desi Carson

    In this Intentional Conversations Vodcast, we discuss redefining professionalism and bringing humanness, kindness, and compassion into the workplace.

    Brown

    Friday, August 6th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Jennifer Brown

    In this Intentional Conversation, we address the cost to organizations when employees spend energy downplaying, minimizing, or hiding aspects of their identity.

    July 2021

    IC-Charles

    Friday, July 30th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Dr. Atira Charles

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will talk about “Authenticity in Action” – how companies can set up a climate for people to show up authentically.

    Darnell-Web

    Friday, July 23rd • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Darnell L. Moore

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we talk about belonging, spirituality, being unapologetically queer, and the power of being seen. 

    IC-Gonzalez

    Friday, July 16th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Ricardo Gonzalez

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss the “6 Stages of Cultural Mastery” and Cultural Transformation Processes.

    IC-Byrne

    Friday, July 9th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Dr. Dara N. Byrne

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss higher education, student success, leadership, leading diverse teams, and equity.

    IC-Web-Piranian

    Friday, July 2nd • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Joze Piranian

    In this Intentional Conversations Vodcast, we discuss what organizations and schools can do to create more inclusive environments for people who stutter and for others who are different.

    June 2021

    IC-Frank

    Friday, June 25th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Tara Jaye Frank

    In this Intentional Conversation, we take about building bridges in the DEI space and fostering inclusive and equitable workplaces.

    IC-Guckiean

    Friday, June 18th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Josephine Guckiean

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss transgender medical benefits, advocacy, and awareness.

    IC-Aarons

    Friday, June 11th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Omari Aarons

    In this Intentional Conversation, we reflect on one year since George Floyd’s murder and how companies can move past statements to activate diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces.

    Fleshman-Web

    Friday, June 4th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Karen Fleshman

    In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we discuss white women’s role in DEI, allyship, intergenerational mentoring, and how to remain hopeful and kind in a mean world.

    May 2021

    IC-Gillard

    Friday, May 28th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Natalie Gillard

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss the history and legacy of redlining and its relationship to present day inequalities.

    IC-Loecker

    Friday, May 21st • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Shanta Loecker

    In this Intentional Conversation, we cover inclusive leadership, and transracial adoptee perspectives.

    IC-Yafai

    Friday, May 14th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Gamiel Yafai

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss cultivating cultural intelligence and the intersectionality of different cultures.

    IC-Farrar

    Friday, May 7th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Starlet Farrar

    In this Intentional Conversation, Starlet Farrar will share her story of being a WOC and first generation college student while lending tips on how to begin making a difference.

    April 2021

    Thomas-Web

    Friday, April 30th • 11am-12pm EST

    Special Guest Rev. Neil Thomas

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss diversity and inclusivity – specifically throughout the LGBTQ community.

    Bernadette-Web

    Friday, April 23rd • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Bernadette Smith

    In this Intentional Conversation, we talk about how unconscious bias shows up in customer service situations and why it’s important to reframe conversations around DEI in a positive, proactive way.

    Hauck-Web

    Friday, April 16th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Carley Hauck

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss Conscious & Inclusive Leadership.

    IC-Castro-Harris

    Friday, April 9th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host David Ryan Castro-Harris

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss the application of Restorative Justice practices to organizational culture steeped in white supremacy.

    IC-Waninger

    Friday, April 2nd • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Amy Waninger

    In this Intentional Conversation, we take a look at the importance of having a diverse and inclusive professional network.

    March 2021

    Kratz

    Friday, March 26th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Julie Kratz

    In this Intentional Conversation, DEI Manager Lauren Dike and speaker, trainer and author Julie Kratz discuss the importance of allyship.

    Perry-IC-Web

    Friday, March 19th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Rhodes Perry

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss how to use our personal and positional power to build a great sense of belonging for those on our team least likely to feel safe in this age of uncertainty.

    Lori

    Friday, March 12th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Lori Muszynski

    In this Intentional Conversation, we address how to change culture through processes.

    Jackson-Web

    Friday, March 5th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Shalynne Jackson

    In this Intentional Conversation, we cover the importance of mentorship, how it’s different than sponsorship, and the necessity of authenticity in DEI.

    February 2021

    Stephens-Web
    Djikalou-Web

    Friday, February 26th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Michael Stephens and Maylis Djikalou

    In this Intentional Conversation, Natasha, Michael and Maylis discuss unpacking identity, mental health and managing wellbeing at the intersections.

    Harvey-Web

    Friday, February 19th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Sean Harvey

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss developing the next generation of soul-inspired bridge builders, facilitators and leaders equipped to form authentic and purpose driven communities.

    Gerstandt

    Friday, February 12th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Joe Gerstandt

    In this Intentional Conversation, we cover the topic of Inclusion – how we allow it in, how we respond to the difference we created, how we utilize it, and how or actions and reactions to it can shape our personal and professional networks.

    Weathers

    Friday, February 5th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Charles Weathers

    In this Intentional Conversation, we discuss how the influence and values of leadership can advance or derail DEI efforts.

    January 2021

    Hinds

    Friday, January 29th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Karen Hinds

    In this Intentional Conversation, Dr. White and Karen Hinds speak about how to personalize diversity, equity, and inclusion plans by using your personal power to impact change.

    Harris

    Friday, January 15th • 11am-12pm EST

    Guest Host Ricaye Harris

    Dr. White, Anna Viola Goodman and Ricaye Harris offer insights on starting a DEI strategy and “Practitioning while Black” in the midst of social unrest and a politically-charged climate.

    Friday, January 8th • 11am-12pm

    Hosted by the NWC Leadership Team

    In this Intentional Conversation VodCast, the NWC leadership team (Dr. White, Anna Viola-Goodman and Natasha Porizkova) reflect on all things 2020 and dives into what’s to come in the new year.

    December 2020

    Catlin

    Friday, December 18th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Karen Catlin

    Join the conversation as Dr. White and coach, advocate and author Karen Catlin talk about her book, “Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces”.

    Newkirk

    Friday, December 4th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Traci Newkirk

    In this Intentional Conversation Dr. White and Traci Newkirk take a closer look at the role emotions and communication styles play in living a life with intention and the internal story we tell ourselves.

    November 2020

    Byrd

    Friday, November 20th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Latesha Byrd

    Dr. White and Latesha Byrd discuss helping women and people of color transform their dreams into careers while making their workplaces equitable and safe spaces for all.

    Benson

    Friday, November 13th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Dr. Tracey Benson

    In this episode, Dr. White and Tracey Benson discuss Racism, Anti-Racism, and Racial Bias in Schools.

    Lee

    Friday, November 6th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Kayla Lee

    In this Intentional Conversation, Dr. White and Kayla Lee discuss how, as DEIB advocates, we should show up for ourselves like we show up for others, as well as how we can increase our personal resilience and ability to thrive while improving outcomes for others.

    October 2020

    Friday, October 30th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Raven Solomon

    In this Intentional Conversation, Dr. White and Raven Solomon talk about the corporate citizen’s responsibility in solving social injustice and creating equity – all within the context of generational differences.

    Friday, October 23rd • 11am-12pm

    Guest Hosts Victoria Chance and Mary Anne Inglis

    In this virtual community chat, Dr. White, Victoria Chance and Mary Anne Inglis discuss the work at nonprofit My Neighbor’s Voice and how it supports DEI.

    Friday, October 16th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Jessica Sharp

    In this virtual community chat, Dr. White and Jessica Sharp discuss the topics of empathy, belonging, emotional intelligence, equity and unconscious bias.

    Friday, October 9th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Shaun Wanzo

    In this virtual community chat, Dr. White and Shaun Wanzo discuss how to balance social justice with the business side of DEI.

    Friday, October 2nd • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Katie Martell

    In this virtual community chat, Dr. White and Katie Martell discuss how some brands tend to pander to social movements.

    September 2020

    Friday, September 25th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Lindsey Pollak

    For the first time in history, five generations now share the workplace, and leaders must balance a generation gap of multiple decades between the oldest and youngest employees. Join us for this virtual chat in which Dr. White will be speaking with multigenerational workplace expert Lindsey Pollak about leading your business through unprecedented times.

    Friday, September 18th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Bola Audena

    In this Virtual Chat, Dr. White and Bola Audena have a discussion about living your best life by following your dreams, Business Operations Efficiencies, Self-Development opportunities as well as what it’s like to be a WOC in the corporate world.

    Friday, September 11th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Tim Pecoraro

    Join us for this Intentional Conversation as Dr. White and Tim Pecoraro have a discussion about “Owning Oneself: My Thoughts + My Feelings + My Decisions + My Actions = My Outcomes.”

    August 2020

    Friday, August 28th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Lily Zheng

    Join this Intentional Conversation as Lily Zheng and Dr. Nika White discuss Organizational Culture, Organizational Change, Organizational Design, DE&I Work, Effective Allyship, Queer & Trans Issues, Asian-American Issues and Interracial Solidarity.

    Friday, August 21st • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Wade Hinton

    In this Intentional Conversation, Wade Hinton and Dr. Nika White will discuss the importance of inclusion, especially during these times. Wade Hinton, CDO of UNUM will also talk about how his company is navigating the current pandemic and the racial crisis.

    Friday, August 14th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Dr. Janice Gassam Asare

    In this Intentional Conversation, Dr. White speaks with Dr. Janice Gassam Asare about how to foster inclusive workplaces and the importance of belonging.

    Friday, August 7th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Victoria Russell

    Join Nika and Victoria as they discuss the importance of DE&I, what it means to be a corporate activist, what it’s like to be a Woman of Color in corporate America and how Papa John’s is navigating the global pandemic and racial crisis.

    July 2020

    Friday, July 31st • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Jeremiah Dew

    In this Intentional Conversation with Jeremiah Dew as he and Dr. White discuss influential African Americans throughout history and how they impacted not only their generation, but the ones that have followed.

    Friday, July 24th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Mike Williams

    In this Intentional Conversation, Dr. White speaks with Mike Williams, Director of Recruiting and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Michelin North America on how Michelin has navigated the pandemic and the racial crisis.

    Friday, July 17th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Charnise Mangle, Literacy, M.A.Ed

    In this Intentional Conversation, Dr. White will be speaks with author and historian Charnise Mangle about what inspired her book “Understanding Race and Racism in America”, how to get African-American history into the history books, as well as how parents can navigate the discussion of systematic racism with their children.

    Friday, July 10th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Hosts Carlo + Hannah White

    Carlo and Hannah talk about how each of them have been called to action during this time in the business and educational areas they influence, and what they are actively doing about it.

    June 2020

    Friday, June 26th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Jared Karol

    In this Intentional Conversation, we talk about how leaders and influencers can model public vulnerability, elevate their personal awareness and cultural competence, and stay present in difficult conversations in effort to build inclusive workplace cultures.

    Friday, June 19th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Kanika Tolver

    Join Dr. Nika White and guest co-host Kanika Tolver as they go over methods on how you can re-think the way you work. Learn ways to harness the power of digital tools to rehab your career and transform your work.

    Friday, June 12th • 11am-12pm

    Hosted by Dr. Nika White

    Join us for this special Open Forum with Dr. Nika White where she will be taking YOUR questions about all things diversity, equity, inclusion and leadership!

    Friday, June 5th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Kay Fabella

    Join us as we talk about how underrepresented leaders can go from invisible to influencer, the significance of storytelling to shape identities and foster connections, and organizational change management strategies.

    May 2020

    Friday, May 29th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Liesel Mertes

    Join us as we talk about the things that truly matter nowadays: empathy and care in the workplace and our emotional needs during this very trying time. We will also discuss compassion fatigue–what that is and what it means for us.

    Friday, May 22nd • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Natalie Cofield

    Guest co-host Natalie Cofield will talk about minority business growth strategies, especially during this unprecedented time. She and NIka White will also talk about Walker’s Legacy and the importance of community among women of color.

    Friday, May 15th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Keisha Rivers

    Equipped for Change: Creating Our New Normal. What happens AFTER we’ve changed from an event ? The truth is that no matter how much we want to, we’ll never be able to go “back” to normal.  Instead, we have to focus on how to create our “new” normal.

    Friday, May 8th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Minda Harts

    Join us for this conversation as we initiate a discussion around “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat.”

    Friday, May 1st • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Jennifer Tardy

    Join us for this conversation in which we navigate bias within the hiring process and diversity recruiting programs.

    April 2020

    Friday, April 24th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Nicole Andrews

    In this week’s chat, we view career disruption strategies that deliver results for ambitious women in the workplace who have big dreams yet feel undervalued and overlooked.

    Friday, April 3rd • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Nita Scruggs

    Join us this week as we look at ways small businesses can become innovative in their approach to branding and marketing as they pivot to align with the current climate as a result of coronavirus.

    Friday, April 10th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Beth Ruffin

    Join us this week as we discuss Allyship for Women of Color; Self-Inclusion and how to continue leading inclusively through this unprecedented time.

    Friday, April 17th • 11am-12pm

    Guest Host Monica McCoy

    Join us this week as we explore innovative business strategies, reinventing our business and personal brands, how to pitch and position ourselves, and products and services for success.