The journey of an ERG-focused career, using collaboration to help ERGs thrive, and exploring how we “embrace equity” in corporate culture with Yolanda Stanton

In this episode, we talk to Yolanda Stanton, a seasoned HR leader with over 15 years of experience. She was the first D&I Business Partner at Gusto and built the team from the ground up. She provided leadership, coaching, and guidance at every level in the organization by driving a collaborative, intersectional approach. 

Prior to Gusto, Yolanda led the Talent Acquisition Programs for Uber & HP Inc. She was also instrumental in building the global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging foundation and strategy at LinkedIn. Currently, she is in transition and looking to bring her DEI expertise to another organization to make an impact!

In this episode, we discuss:


  • Yolanda's definition of “embrace equity” and how it manifests in her career
  • What an ERG-focused career path looks like in practice
  • How collaboration creates an environment where ERGs can thrive
  • Yolanda’s favorite part of being involved in ERG communities
  • The 4 C strategy - career, community, culture, and commerce - when building ERGs
  • How being an introvert can be a strength in the DEI space and tips for fellow introverts


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Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

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