About the Host

Jackie Ferguson, CDE, specializes in creating world–changing content as VP of Content and Programming at The Diversity Movement (TDM). She co–founded TDM with the idea of revolutionizing workplaces through diversity–led initiatives that ultimately improve lives and communities. A bestselling author, Jackie has written The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, sold in 15 countries around the world and The Inclusive Language Handbook, Easterseals UCP Nonprofit Edition. She started the Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox podcast in 2020 to provide a platform for trailblazers and senior business leaders to share their inspiring stories, lessons learned, and insights on business, inclusion, and personal development.

Jackie has earned extensive recognition for her accomplishments, including being named to the 2023 Inc. Female Founders 200 list, the 200 women leaders across America who are “shaping the world into a better place.” A certified diversity executive, she has published in or been an expert commentator for numerous publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer, WRAL TechWire, Almanac, Well + Good, and others. She is an in–demand keynote speaker on diversity and belonging topics. Jackie has volunteered with and donated to human rights organizations for the past 25 years.

Brought to you by The Diversity Movement

The Diversity Movement is a technologyled diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) company. Its team of experts has productized the DEI journey for leaders, teams, and organizations through its proven suite of education, learning development, and leadership training solutions. The product platform gives organizations the guidance and resources to build and strengthen workplace culture by tying realworld business outcomes to DEI initiatives. Learn more at thediversitymovement.com.

Part of the Living Corporate Network

Living Corporate is a digital media consultancy that connects Black and brown talent to the organizations that want to engage them. With features in publications including Forbes and Fortune, hundreds of published media pieces, a network consisting of major media outlets, entrepreneurs, activists, thought leaders and Fortune 500 Executives, Living Corporate continues to establish itself as the space for authentic thought leadership on matters of workplace fairness and employee experience. Between its digital media storytelling capabilities, elearning platform housing over 900 modules delivered as a “Spotify for Employee Experience,” and its internal benchmarking capabilities, they are a powerful partner across every step of the talent management lifecycle. For more information and resources, visit livingcorporate.com/about.

Produced by Earfluence

Earfluence is a fullservice B2B audio and video podcast production company from Raleigh, N.C. In pursuit of their mission to tell amazing stories, amplify expertise, and celebrate diversity, they produce podcasts for businesses and brands, from creating show concepts to marketing each episode, and, of course, recording, editing, and publishing along the way. They partner with businesses and brands that are looking to create a podcast for topoffunnel marketing, business development, and networking, and content that can be repurposed for video, social media, newsletters, blog posts, partner websites, and more. Learn more at earfluence.com.
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