Promoting yourself, the importance of transparency, and top signs it’s time for a career change with Rueben Stokes

In this episode, Lola speaks with Rueben Stokes a diversity, equity, and inclusion subject matter expert and a trusted advisor to corporate leadership teams. In 2020, Ruben retired from his role as the Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific. In 2021, he established Ruben M. Stokes DEI Advisory Services, an exclusive C Suite-focused DEI advisory practice. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Insights into elements companies can incorporate to improve diversity and inclusion
  • The importance of transparency within every aspect of your career
  • Advice to early to mid-career employees that are wanting to get ahead
  • Top signs it's time to change jobs or companies
  • Takeaways from managing a large team and daily practices to develop your management skills


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

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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