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Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

A contemporary mid-week discussion on current workplace and marketplace issues with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality; and always best enjoyed with your favorite wind-down beverage of choice.

Premiere episode November 10, 2022, at 4:00 pm ET.

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High-achievers this episode is for you. Career coach, author and host of the podcast, Badass Women at Any Age, Bonnie Marcus returns to discuss her books “The Politics of Promotion: How High-achieving women get ahead and stay ahead” and “Not Done Yet! How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power.” Don’t miss the conversation about gendered ageism, understanding office politics and navigating organizations today along with tips for new managers to help launch your careers.

Men, are you unsure where to begin or if your involvement is needed (or wanted) to advance women and minorities in the workplace? Tech maverick Eva Helén joins us to talk about her book Women in Tech — A Book for Guys. After discovering that men often tune out during DEI sessions, Eva developed a series of vignettes to share what men are already doing to support women and minorities at work. Her approach allows men to see the range of actions available to them and self-assess their next steps. Tune in to learn the power of the question, “How can I help?” and why it matters when you support your co-workers and colleagues.

Episode 28: What do sales and leadership have in common? Judy Hoberman explains.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a natural-born salesperson, the reality is we’re always selling. Selling ourselves, our ideas and our vision–every day. Leadership and sales training expert Judy Hoberman discusses the importance of selling skills in the climb up the corporate ladder, especially for women. Listen as the dynamic author of “Selling in a Skirt” and “Walking on the Glass Floor” shares her advice for Millennials and Gen Zs who want to fast-track their sales and leadership skills to move ahead. You’ll learn why and how to invest in yourself in this fascinating conversation.

Episode 27: Soon Mee Kim: It’s not enough to be quietly anti-racist

To celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Soon Mee Kim, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for the Omnicom Public Relations Group, joins us to talk about the role we each can play to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. Read more...

What assumptions are you making about people with disabilities? What is ableism and how does it impact the workplace? Building an inclusive culture is critical for success in today's marketplace. Our disabled colleagues want to be included and share in organizational goals and outcomes. Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC, also known as the @BlindishLatina on Instagram Read more...

More than 80 percent of women worldwide have experienced gendered ageism in the workplace. Career coach, author and host of the podcast, Badass Women at Any Age, Bonnie Marcus shares findings from her research on gendered ageism --the intersectionality of gender bias and ageism. Read more...

Episode 24: Male-dominated: Achieving Gender Equality in Tech with Eva Helen

How can you achieve gender equality in a male-dominated industry? In this episode, tech maverick Eva Helen talks about her book Women in Tech — A Book for Guys, sharing her innovative strategies for bringing the genders together to promote women’s advancement and equality. Many men want to help but don’t know how – or if their involvement would even be welcomed. Read more...

On average, American working women earn nearly 20% less than their male counterparts. The numbers are worse when you factor in race and age. This week, Kathryn Valentine answers our questions about the gender pay gap and how we can close it. She encourages us to think more broadly about compensation and outlines a range of actions that organizations, managers, and individuals can take to address disparities. Read more...

Most companies understand the value of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and its effect on their ability to recruit & retain talent in the current highly competitive environment. It’s an issue that impacts everyone. So, why do so many gender inclusion initiatives focus on changing women, leaving men out of the equation entirely? Read more...

Gretchen Carlson spoke out and took legal action against a media titan and helped launch the #MeToo movement. She went on to found the nonprofit Lift Our Voices and champion bipartisan legislation to make the workplace a safer place for all. During Women’s History Month, Jeffery and Amanda talk with Gretchen Carlson about how to break the bias in our workplaces to forge a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. Read more...

Gretchen Carlson recently spearheaded the biggest legislative change in labor laws in the past 100 years. It is also the first major piece of legislation in response to the #MeToo movement. Gretchen joins Jeffery and Amanda to discuss the landmark workplace law that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration and secrecy – allowing women and men to seek justice in a more equitable way. How will this legislation affect workplace culture going forward? Don’t miss this timely discussion. Read more...

What role can each of us play to create and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace? Inclusion strategist Ruchika Tulshyan joins Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett to discuss her new book, “Inclusion On Purpose,” and share tips on how to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion at work. Listen for her top tips for managers to #BreakTheBias. Read more...

Inclusion starts with you. Yes, you! We each have the power to shift workplace culture. We don’t have to wait — #inclusion starts with *you.” This week on Win(e)d Down Wednesday, Ruchika Tulshyan talks about her new book, “Inclusion On Purpose” and shares actionable ways you can #BreakTheBias in order to create a culture of belonging at work. Read more...

Shockingly, a recent study found that more than 50 percent of Black employees had a greater sense of belonging during the time they worked from home. We may work at the same place, but often we experience it differently. What does that say about our organizations? We can’t solve what we won’t confront and discuss. How do we create and maintain inclusive cultures across the entire organization? Rather than striving to ‘return to normal’, Minda Harts, author of The Memo and Right Within, suggests that we aim to be better. Read more...

Really? Many of us consider ourselves to be allies, but do our colleagues agree? When was the last time someone benefited from your allyship? Minda Harts found that more than 70 percent of women of color believed that their managers were not invested in their success. Managing a team takes leadership skills, the ability to handle conflict, and the tools to be an effective coach for people to do their best work. In this episode, Minda talks about the core competencies that leaders need to manage diverse talent so that everyone has an opportunity for a seat at the table and to be successful. Don’t miss this candid segment on the intersection of allyship and leadership and the role each of us can play to forge and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Read more...

During Black History Month we’re looking at the role each of us can play to forge and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To be successful, organizations need to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and belong. In this episode, Dr. Sheila Robinson, founder Diversity Women Media, suggests that we stop the blame game and take a future-focused approach. Listen for her tips on how to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion and how critical communication is at all levels of the organization. Sheila also discusses her new book, Redefining Your Life D.I.E.T.: Transform How You Look, Feel, and Perform. Read more...

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Corporate America and people around the globe reacted. Many organizations held town halls, had courageous conversations, and sought opportunities to do better and to make a difference. Creating a culture of inclusion with a win/win environment takes leadership. In this segment, Dr. Sheila Robinson, founder of Diversity Women Media, encourages companies to define what they are trying to accomplish and explore how they will go about creating change and investing in their people. Read more...

Millennials are rising throughout the ranks and moving from individual contributors to front-line people managers and leadership positions. As we celebrate those promotions, Jeffery and Amanda take a look at training and how organizations prepare managers for success and how individuals can set themselves up to succeed in their new roles. Join them for a fast-paced session and lots of insights.

Joann S. Lublin, Pulitzer-winning journalist and the author of Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life and “Earning it: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World” returns to Win(e)d Down Wednesday to discuss the top two topics she’s tracking for 2022. Listen for her thoughts on employee resource groups and hybrid workplace models. Joann also shares what best-in-class companies are doing to support working parents in order to make working parenthood work. Don’t miss this timely discussion.

Joann S. Lublin, former reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal and author of Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life and “Earning it: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World” joins the program to discuss the pressures of working parents and how to create workplaces that work for parents. Read more...

Uncorking 2022. Performative DEI, transparency, allyship, and the labor shortage: With no end in sight for the labor shortage, Jeffery and Amanda discuss the topics they are tracking as we enter 2022 – from performative DEI gestures to transparency, allyship, shifting workforce demographics, and talent retention. Over bubbles, they share take-away questions, “How diverse is your leadership?”-- how diverse is your pipeline? Start the new year off with a new habit, Win(e)d Down Wednesdays. Read more...

This week, over green tea and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett, discuss what front-line leaders and managers can do to advance employee retention. Given the importance of the direct manager on employee engagement and their propensity to stay, Amanda outsides her ‘Stay Framework’ which is based on four C’s to get your employees to stay: Read more...

Being a manager is so hard today -- and the Great Resignation has double-down on everyone’s stress and burnout levels. Hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett discuss the role of empathy and share the EVOLVE Model as a tool to help hone your skills. This discussion is ideal for leaders at all levels of the organization. Read more...

In Part II of Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett’s conversation with Tamika Curry Smith and Elba Pareja-Gallagher, two senior executives from the heart of corporate America, they continue the discussion on returning to the office in the wake of Covid. The conversation explores covering, remote work and why, for many women of color, remote work is preferable to returning to the office. Read more...

For months, the national conversation has revolved around how companies would return to the office in the wake of COVID. This week, Jeffery and Amanda talk with two senior executives from the heart of corporate America, Tamika Curry Smith and Elba Pareja-Gallagher. This episode delves into diversity, equity and inclusion, workplace flexibility, gender and the impact of COVID. Read more...

Another 4 million workers left the workforce for the 5th month in a row, Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett catch up on the business and personal impact of the “The Great Resignation”. While there isn’t one reason employees are leaving, business leaders are grappling with how to retain and attract talent. In the episode your hosts outline the perfect storm of voluntary turnover, social justice and burn out as several of the causes and why it will take more than enhanced perks to stem the tide.

Welcome to Win(e)d Down Wednesdays with gender strategist Jeffery Tobias Halter and generational strategist Amanda Hammett -- a podcast that focuses on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and equity through the lenses of a Boomer and a Millennial. They delve into DEI topics, examining business implications, talent strategy, and what today’s senior leaders need to know in order to recruit, retain and develop the next generation. In this episode, the hosts continue their conversation about the recent Deloitte Transparency Study. They delve into the findings that highlight the need for accountability to ensure the success of corporate DEI initiatives and how to effectively engage men as allies and advocates.

Link for Deloitte Transparency Study - https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/us/Documents/about-deloitte/dei-transparency-report.pdf

"Welcome to Win(e)d Down Wednesday with gender strategist Jeffery Tobias Halter and generational strategist Amanda Hammett -- a podcast that focuses on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and equity through the lenses of a Boomer and a Millennial. In each episode, they delve into DEI topics, examining business implications, talent strategy, and what today’s senior leaders need to know in order to recruit, retain and develop the next generation. […]

How are moms coping during the pandemic? For working parents, especially moms, COVID has been the great disrupter. Smriti Rao and Jessie Wei join Win(e)d Down Wednesday hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett for a candid conversation about their experiences at work and at home. Bring your favorite beverage and join the discussion on […]

For working parents, especially moms, COVID has been the great disrupter. Smriti Rao, Red Hat, and Jessie Wei, EY, join Win(e)d Down Wednesday hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett for a candid conversation about their experiences at work and at home. In this episode we delve into pandemic parenting, returning to the office, and […]

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