Thriving in Intersectionality

Thriving in Intersectionality

Hosted by: Lola Adeyemo

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...

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Growing up living a marginalized experience, DACA awareness, and finding your worth through your individual story with Marcos Navarro Garcia

In this episode, we talk to Marcos Navarro Garcia, a people and culture professional, currently specializing in employee engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging.  Marcos' passion for DEIB is...
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Finding spaces that work for you, reclaiming your cultural identity, and networking to advance your career with Meenakshi Iyer

In this episode, we talk to Meenakshi Iyer, who thrives at the intersection of People, Process, and Technology. She is a T-shaped leader and community builder with a 25-year career spanning IT, Agile/Business Process...
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Founding Discover The Lost Tribe and the importance of using your story for good with Joyce Orishaba

In this episode, we talk to Joyce Orishaba, a high school junior in north San Diego. She was one of 13 winners of the New York Times 100-word student essay competition out of more than 12,000 entries, writing a moving...
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Dedicating your time to ERGs and lessons learned from leading communities at work with Cherita Washington

In this episode, we talk to Cherita Washington, MBA, a Global DEI Strategist, and a consultant for executive leadership. She graduated from Lincoln University of Missouri with her undergrad in Journalism (2010) and...
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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,...
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Keeping ERG passion alive in the workplace, creating safe space for employees, and strategies to thrive in corporate environments with Vicki Ghaffarzardeh

In this episode, we talk to Vicki Ghaffarzardeh, a Regulatory Analyst with Valent U.S.A. With close to 10 years in ag chemical industry, she currently manages California registrations for both Valent U.S.A. and its...
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Embracing Equity for Women's History Month with Lola Adeyemo

In this episode, In this episode, Lola talks about the Thriving in Intersectionality podcast theme for this month, "Embrace Equity", and examines why this is an important conversation in professional environments....
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Founding multiple companies, resources for your career advancement, and paving your own way with Rosalind Panda

In this episode, we talk to Rosalind Panda, a thought leader, visionary, and change maker who is here to inspire others to do what inspires them so that all of us together can make this world a better place. She is...
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Working in the UK, overcoming feeling homesick, and communication tips and tricks with Tomilola Kayode-Adedeji

In this episode, we talk to Tomilola Kayode-Adedeji. Originally from Nigeria, Tomilola immigrated to the UK 12 years ago. She is currently a Planning Manager within the Oil and Gas industry with over 14 years of...
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Growing up with immigrant parents, integrating your culture into your career, and how to lead a team that is growing in Latin America with Melissa Toledo

In this episode, we talk to Melissa Toledo, a proud Mexican-American navigating the corporate world while also learning to balance work and life to enjoy more time with her family, especially with her two-year-old...
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“Your career is your responsibility”; how to get ahead, ask the tough questions, and lead others to greatness with Mercedes Soria

In this episode, we talk to Mercedes Soria the EVP, Chief Intelligence Officer at Knightscope. Mercedes is an expert leader working in Robotics, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud technologies. She...
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Getting started with employee resource groups, tools to navigate your corporate career, and advice for leadership building DEI’s with Richard Nelson

In this episode, we talk to Richard Nelson, V, a Mechanical Engineering with minors in Business Finance and Computer Science. Richard currently works at Motorola Solutions and has worked on redesigning and testing...
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