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Neurodiversity: Marie O’Riordan on the sense of belonging

Our guest today is Marie O’Riordan, Senior Public Relations & Communications Manager at Prepaid Financial Services. Previously, Marie worked as a high-level Consultant and CCO as well as a Media, Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications Experimentalist/Theorist, advised Fortune 500 and NYSE-listed companies in the United States, Barclays Premier League teams in the United Kingdom, Hollywood movie studios, interviewed a two-time Grammy award winner in the United States, multip...

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Diversity at ‘’C- level'': Valerie Moran on empowering an inclusive corporate culture

Our guest today is Valerie Moran, the wealthiest black woman in the UK – The Sunday Times Rich List 2019. She is the only black female ever to enter the list in the 31-edition history of the publication. From CNN to BBC, Sky News and OK Magazine, her Diversity and Inclusion story has captured the imagination. Valerie brings a refreshing air of tenacity to the worlds of FinTech and philanthropy. Now, Head of Operations & Client Relations at PFS, she held the honor of being Employee N...

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Embrace: Valerie Lopez on the importance of employee-led resource groups

Valerie Lopez is Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Cision, leading global provider of earned media software and services. In her role, Lopez is responsible for providing vision and leadership to the diversity, inclusion, and equity program across Cision’s global organization. Having established Cision’s first formal DEI function, the program fulfills the company's core values and business goals of supporting its inclusive and diverse community....

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Unique Careers: Jenn Labin on hiring entrepreneurs at heart

Jenn Labin is Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at MentorcliQ. Jenn has over 15 years of experience in talent development, training and design. Previously, she was the owner of TERP Associates which was recently acquired by MentorcliQ. Combining TERP's expertise with MentorcliQ's award-winning mentoring software to expand mentoring content, training and value for customers. Jenn is the author of Mentoring Programs That Work, a unique approach to building scalable and sustainable...

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Unconscious Bias: Denise Leaser on how resumes may lead to unconscious bias

Denise Leaser is President at GreatBizTools.  Denise, what does diversity hiring mean to you? A lot is said about diversity ratios and making sure that all groups are represented. To me, it means hiring based on merit with special care taken to ensure your hiring is free from biases. Candidate’s age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation — these are personal characteristics that are completely unrelated to job performance. Hiring on merit lead...