Category: Commentary

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Akberet Boykin-Farr of Emerson

“If you want to make progress, you just have to move!”  Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Akberet Boykin-Farr. Akberet is VP of Diversity and Social Responsibility at Emerson out of St. Louis, Missouri. She’s responsible for the executive leadership and management of the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives,… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Lukeisha Paul of GroupM

Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Lukeisha Paul, the head of diversity, equity and inclusion for GroupM US. Before taking on her current role, Lukeisha had been with Mindshare, MAXUS and GroupM for 15 years overseeing print media for a vast array of accounts in pharma, retail, CPG, QSR, and finance. She also… Read more »

LCW Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

We are stunned by the shooting deaths of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Yaun, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Yong Ae Yue, Suncha Kim, and Paul Andre Michels and the wounding of Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz in Atlanta this past week. We are heartbroken that anti-Asian hate continues to escalate to such a new and tragic… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Mita Mallick of Carta

Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Mita Mallick. When we had this conversation at the tail end of 2020, Mita had just started her new role as the Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta. A corporate change-maker with a track record of transforming businesses and cultures, Mita… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Kamillah Knight of Ferrero

  We continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Kamillah Knight, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at  Ferrero North America. Yes, Nutella, Kinder…that Ferrero! At Ferrero, Kamillah is responsible for advancing the company’s global efforts on diversity in North America and helping to shape its inclusion strategy across the region. Prior to… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Stephen Cornejo Garcia of Allstate

Today, we’re continuing our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Stephen Cornejo Garcia, Director of Inclusive Diversity and Organizational Effectiveness at Allstate. Stephen executes the enterprise strategy around diversity and inclusion and oversees the organizational effectiveness solutions designed to impact the people side of change and transformation.  LCW has worked with Stephen and… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in the World in 20 Years with Carol Watson of BCW Global

Today, we’re continuing our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Carol Watson, the Chief Inclusion Officer at global communications agency BCW. We began working with Carol through our partnership with Diversity Best Practices and Working Mother Media, where she was at the time a Senior Director of Global Advisory and Consulting. There she… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Geetha Rajagopal, Phebus HR Advisory

In a fitting continuation from our last episode with Tyronne Stoudemire,  Episode 2 of the Around the World in 20 Years series on the Culture Moments Podcast features Geetha Rajagopal, another colleague and friend we worked with closely at Hewitt & Associates. When LCW began working with Hewitt on expanding their D&I and cultural competence… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Tyronne Stoudemire, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Season One of the Culture Moments Podcast begins with Tyronne Stoudemire,  Global Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.  Tyronne has worked with LCW in many capacities, dating back to his early DEI years at Hewitt Associates.  It was there that he learned the DEI ropes and helped Hewitt make big… Read more »

Six Ways to Continue Uplifting & Supporting Native American Communities

Today, 14 US states, 130 US cities, and the District of Columbia are holding celebrations in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This movement to commemorate Native American history and culture in lieu of Columbus Day has been a hard-fought one – dating back to its original proposal 30 years ago at the UN.  And although… Read more »

A Note from Our Partners: Statement on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” Executive Order

    Dear Clients, Partners & Friends, We have reviewed the September 22 Executive Order, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. First, we want to assure you that our training content and consultative efforts to help organizations build cultures of inclusion do not now nor ever promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in any way…. Read more »

We’ve Had the Courageous Conversations…Now What? Moving from Talk to Action on Race (Video)

Over the past couple of months, organizations all over the world have started talking about race for the first time – in company-wide town halls, the board room, and everywhere in between. To help organizations navigate these topics, LCW has developed and conducted a series of Courageous Conversations focused on various aspects such as the Black… Read more »

Social Movements & Self Care: How Black & DEI Professionals Can Support their Well-being Right Now (Video)

Taylor Elyse Morrison: Inner Workout Several weeks have now passed since the world witnessed the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Within that span of time,  the race conversation has expanded beyond our homes to nearly  every corner of our lives – including the workplace. While the sea change in racial… Read more »

The Role of an Inclusive Leader When the Coronavirus Spreads Fear, Racism, and Xenophobia

by Monica Francois Marcel, Sarah Froning Nodarse & Shona Ramchandani Inspired by our friends at Boston Scientific and Global Chief Diversity Officer Camille Chang Gilmore, LCW crafted some FAQs this week to support inclusive leaders, and tackle the xenophobia and racism that seem to be spreading with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have since updated the FAQs… Read more »

Iceberg or Beacon? How the Cultural Iceberg Guide Us Toward Greater Inclusion

back of woman looking at icebergs

Over 20 years ago, the blockbuster film Titanic recreated the story of modern history’s deadliest peacetime commercial marine disaster. Whether you’ve seen the film or not, you likely know how the ship once called “unsinkable” met its deadly fate. While the Titanic crew made efforts to maneuver around an iceberg they spotted ahead, the ship… Read more »