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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion podcast offers an opportunity to engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion topics on a monthly basis. With a wide array of relevant DEI topics, we welcome you to join in each month as attendees from a variety of industries around the globe participate and share their ideas. For 31 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow their leadership and effectiveness in the field of diversity and inclusion by eng ...
 
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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel (The XauSky Group) and Patrick Maniboon, "The Courage Hacker" anchor the conversation at the intersection of research, storytelling, and application where one uses agency on three levels - self, proxy, and organizational – to strengthen vital diversity leadership skills and nurture in…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Trina C. Olson and Alfonso T. Wenker (Team Dynamics), layout the six-part process outlined in their forthcoming book, Hiring Revolution: A Guide to Disrupt Racism + Sexism in Hiring. Olson and Wenker share what they have done to find and hire teams of people that are incredibly diverse – across race, gender ide…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Flexe vp of product and engineering Anthony Girolamo. Girolamo leads the product and engineering organization, and his teams are responsible for the development of the Flexe Logistics Platform and the capabilities that set Flexe apart. Prior to joining Flexe, Anthony spent 9 years at …
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Arshiya Malik and Lisa Russell (Aleria) cover the top three do's and don'ts of measuring inclusion based on their work and time in the industry. As organizations plan their 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies, it’s a good time to reflect on what works, what doesn’t, and consider how we can re…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Tenzin Nordon (Get Ready Program) will address how individuals and organizations can foster women’s leadership by applying learnings from her research in the Tibetan community. Fostering women’s leadership is a story of inclusion. During this podcast, Tenzin Nordon, a researcher and community leader, will share…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Jessica Isom explores specific strategies and tools to support young people of color transitioning into the workplace. This podcast provides mental health and wellbeing tips and guidance to young people of color who are transitioning into the workforce. Topics will include peer networks and support, the nee…
 
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Vannessa LeBoss (Communication Service for the Deaf) and Craig Radford (Communication Service for the Deaf) answer questions from listeners that attended our September 16, 2021 webinar Engaging with Deaf Customers and Employees. Vannessa LeBoss and Craig Radford answer questions from our listening…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with project44 CEO and founder Jett McCandless to talk about his career journey and the project44 brand story. From humble beginnings to historic growth and all the hurdles along the way, this is one you won’t want to miss. Follow FreightWaves Insiders on Apple Podcasts Follow FreightWaves…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Loadsmart co-founder and co-CEO Felipe Capella. Find out how this Brazilian-born entrepreneur has helped build a FreightTech company that’s raised over $146 million. Felipe is an amateur photographer, plays guitar, piano and Brazilian cavaquinho, has been to 47 countries and was grant…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more. ERG’s remain a valuable resource inside companies. Yet, are organizati…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Uber Freight head of operations and co-founder Bill Driegert. You’ll learn about Driegert’s career journey, the story of how Uber Freight came to be, how the company has grown and pivoted, and what the future holds for the platform. Subscribe to FreightWaves Insiders wherever you get …
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with H.D. White Logistics CEO Hope White. Hear how Hope has built her business, fought through the shipping crisis, and overcome racism to become a supply chain community leader. Follow FreightWaves Insiders on Apple Podcasts Follow FreightWaves Insiders on Spotify More FreightWaves Podcas…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Alli Strong-Martin (Lifeworks Services, Inc.) and Ashley Oolman (Lifeworks Services, Inc.) lead listeners through a discussion about how ableism and white supremacy interlock to hinder inclusion. Though one of the most intersectional protected classes, people with disabilities are often kept from full participa…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Optimal Dynamics founders Daniel and Warren Powell to talk about their multigenerational journey in freight and passion for AI. The mission of Optimal Dynamics is to be the decision layer of logistics in order to help companies automate and optimize their operations. Follow FreightWav…
 
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Samreen Vora (Children's Minnesota) and Brittany Dahlen (Children's Minnesota) answer questions from listeners that attended our August 19, 2021 webinar Using Innovative Simulation Strategies to Dismantle Systemic Racism. Samreen Vora and Brittany Dahlen answer questions from our listening audienc…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Brittany J. Harris (also known as Brittany Janay) shares a thoughtful note of affirmation and loving accountability to Black folks working in DEI. The toll of working in DEI while Black is well documented and there are not many spaces that center the healing and nurturing that this toll calls for—particularly a…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Minal Bopaiah (Brevity & Wit) will discuss key insights from social science, particularly psychology, on how audiences hear our messages and why they need to see the system if we really want things to change. If data and logic was enough to change people's minds, we wouldn't be arguing about climate change. The…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Port X Logistics founder Brian Kempisty to talk about the drayage market, building a company and establishing an aspirational freight brand. BK spent most of his childhood working on a farm and raising dairy cows. It was evident early on that he had a tremendously competitive spirit, …
 
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) answers questions from listeners that attended our July 15, 2021 webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times. Definition of acronyms: ERG = Employee Resource Group DEI = Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion BRG = Business Resour…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Sheena Mason (Theory of Racelessness) deep dives into the concept of race and how by knowing more about race philosophy, we can begin to intentionally uproot racism in our everyday lives. Dr. Sheena Mason shares how the concept of race, while not rooted in biology or science, continues to be naturalized and…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Loadsmart’s vice president of operations, Jim Nicholson to talk about delivering award-winning service. In 2019, Jim Nicholson became Vice President of Operations at Loadsmart. He leads the carrier team in servicing partnerships with more than 30,000 carriers. Nicholson and his teams’…
 
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Luiza Dreasher (Mastering Cultural Differences) answer questions from listeners that attended our May 27, 2021 webinar Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce. Luiza answers questions from our listening audience around these talking points: Balancing assimilation.…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Roselle Rogers (Circa) and Pamela Pujo (Affirmity) offer a practical and actionable guide to launching or refreshing your organization's DEI program. With the increasing pressures from the burgeoning discussion around race and diversity, many HR practitioners have been assigned the responsibility for developing…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with veteran trucker and Rollin B LLC CEO Ingrid Brown Ingrid has dedicated her career toward CMV Safety and safety of the General motoring public working directly with FMCSA and advocate associations. As a driver she has been through all 48 states. After 41 years in the cab she stepped ou…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Theodora Philip (TAP Consultants, LLC) and Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel (The XaySky Group) explore being an ally as Black Caribbean women, and, through storytelling, they share strategies to advocate and promote equity at work and in society. While much of the focus in recent times have been on racial, ethic,…
 
Step inside the tribe as this show covers the career journeys and brand stories of the people who make freight happen. On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with FreightPlus CEO Stephen Aborn. Aborn started his career in supply chain management with Amazon and is a graduate of Harvard University. He also gave Dooner his first …
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Zaylore Stout (Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC) and Jim Potts (Potts & Associates) explore domestic terrorism, how DEI professionals can recognize potential threats, and practical ways to implement situational awareness. The world is changing. Communication and technology are bringing our shores closer together…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Shifl founder and CEO Shabsie Levy. Levy has over a decade of experience in the international supply chain industry along with an extensive background in software and digital innovation. Shifl was founded with expertise of the past and a vision of the future to propel global shipping …
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with FreightFriend CEO and founder Noam Frankel. FreightFriend's cloud-based truckload procurement platform helps shippers and brokers build deep carrier relationships and drive digital execution. A pioneer and innovator, Frankel has spent nearly four decades building operations and techno…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Haul CEO and cofounder Timothy J Henry to talk about getting drivers on demand. In this operating environment where both freight and labor capacity are pushed to the limits, can tech provide a solution? Haul is developing a marketplace that provides trucking companies with a pool of v…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq (Cargill) explores the need to consider the well being of leaders and the demands it places on them when charged with driving diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organization. You are leading a social revolution! If you think of the revolution as a journey that we are all embarkin…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Hyliion founder and CEO Thomas Healy to get the inside story on Hyliion and Healy’s career journey. A mechanical engineer by trade with a passion for racing and motorsports, Healy founded Hyliion in 2015 to bring the advantages of hybrid technology to commercial fleets. Under his lead…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with owner-operator Wayne Cragg to talk about life behind the wheel of a big rig, driver health and how to become a social media influencer in trucking. Cragg is here to dispel myths about driving and shines a lot on the real truth of what happens on 18 wheels. He’ll answer every question …
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship. We can expand our potential for connection and belonging despite the stress…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with SmartHop CEO/co-founder Guillermo Garcia to talk about living the American Dream. Guillermo’s passion to elevate smaller fleets stems from his experience as a fleet owner himself. His trucking roots can be traced back to his native Venezuela, where his career began as a master product…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Embedded Ventures Co-Founder & CEO / General Partner Jenna Bryant. They’re talking about how venture capital works, what’s investible in supply chain, how to get ahead in a world that’s only 4% female, and more. Subscribe to FreightWaves Insiders wherever you get your podcasts and nev…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kathy Kacher (Career/Life Alliance Services; The SMART Workplace), Latoya Burrell (Anderson Foundation), and Anu Mandapati (Talking Talent, Inc.) explore ways your organization can "up-skill" its managers to create excellent team cultures regardless of where managers and the team are working from. Developing ma…
 
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core) answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference. Megan and Jenan answer questions from our list…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Lauren Beagen, a Roger Williams University School of Law adjunct professor. They’re talking about how the world of maritime law works. With supply chains strained, the echoes of the pandemic pummeling production and port congestion lingering, shipping has become risky business. Plus, …
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon's own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize. As an affirmative action employer, Rubicon has been tracking diversity goals for years. …
 
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally. Daniel and Tatyana answer questions from our listening audience around these talking points:…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Rehana Lerandeau, (Human Impact Partners) explores fair chance hiring and the challenges, barriers and bias formerly incarcerated people face when seeking employment. A growing number of companies have put diversity initiatives into practice, especially when it comes to hiring. But people who have been incarcer…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with his dad, former Vice President and board member at Roanoke Insurance, Jerry Dooner. They’ll catch up on the mess in the Suez, general average, mistakes shippers and brokers make when it comes to mitigating risk, building an insurance business, as well as some father / son insight on t…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with trucker and Hell Bent Xpress owner Jamie Hagen. They talk about the career journey of a driver from teenage hauler to fleet owner, as well as Mackonomics, brand partnerships and maximizing fuel efficiency. Also on tap: top driver issues and why drivers feel the way they do, plus much …
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Patricia Jesperson, (EmployeeEXP) dives into what she feels is missing from the workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion conversation: Succession Planning. If you subscribe to Ms. Verna Myers quote, "Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance," missing for me from many inclusiv…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Boxton co-founder and CTO Joseph Caprara. How do companies get good quality data and insights out of antiquated systems and processes? The struggle is real in logistics and Caprara is taking the challenge head on...and by the beach in sunny San Diego. We’re also taking a look at the g…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Emerge CEO Michael Leto to talk about building a digital freight marketplace and redefining the industry. Find out how Michael and his brother Andrew turned the family business digital. Michael Leto has been in the transportation industry for over 21 years and played an active role in…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Direct Traffic Solutions CEO Robert Meehan to talk about the transition from military life to logistics, building a freight company, his shopping cart theory on decision making, and doing business the right way. Subscribe to FreightWaves Insiders wherever you get your podcasts and nev…
 
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Rebekah Steele(Rebekah Steele | Diversity Breakthroughs) and Alison Maitland (author, speaker, coach) discuss the "INdivisible approach" as a way to radically rethink "feel good" inclusion initiatives. Global disruptions unveil the limits of isolated “feel good” inclusion initiatives that fall short of driving …
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with FleetOps CEO Chris Atkinson to talk about trucking technophobia, digital freight brokerages vs digital freight matching, building an AI FreightTech company, and what FleetOps is more like? Tinder, Bumble, or FarmersOnly? Subscribe to FreightWaves Insiders wherever you get your podcast…
 
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