Category: Podcast

Culture Moments: Holistic Health During a Pandemic

According to a recent study by Qualtrics, 58% of employees report their job is the main source of their mental distress. The pandemic only exacerbated this trend – further blurring the lines between “home” and “work.” But how did this impact the inequities we know already existed in access to healthcare among BIPOC communities? In this… Read more »

Culture Moments: What the “Great Resignation” Means for BIPOC Workers

The great resignation… the great reshuffle… the great realignment… whatever you call it, this period of flux, characterized by high rates of workers leaving jobs for better or more flexible opportunities, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and no organization is immune. In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, host Larry Baker has a… Read more »

Culture Moments: Parenting During the Pandemic

In this special edition of our Brave Conversations series, host Larry Baker is joined by LCW colleagues José Guardado (Principal Consultant), Melissa Neu (Business Development Consultant), and Rebecca Parrilla (Director of Content & Research) to discuss a shared experience many people have lived through: parenting during the pandemic. This unique episode features Language & Culture… Read more »

Culture Moments: A Year After George Floyd: What’s Next?

LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker continues our Brave Conversation series with a discussion on the Black community’s experience in the time since the murder of George Floyd, what this moment has meant in the context of the Black experience in America, and what can continue to be done to move towards a more equitable… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: What about the Latinx Community?

  In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker has a brave conversation about the challenges the Latinx community faced during the pandemic and the obstacles this community continues to face in the workplace today. Guests Daisy Auger-Dominguez (Chief People Officer, VICE Media) and Carlos Herrera (Inclusive Diversity Lead… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Pride After the Pandemic

In this episode of the Culture Moments podcast, LCW Consultant and host Larry Baker has a brave conversation about what a post-pandemic “return to normal” might look like for the LGBTQ+ community, how organizational leaders can support their LGBTQ+ staff members, and what authentic change looks like in practice. Lara Avisov (Sr. Diversity & Inclusion… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: What “Return to Work” Means for Women

LCW is pleased to announce the launch of the Culture Moments podcast’s second season, “Brave Conversations” with LCW. Throughout the season, we will put our own approach into practice as LCW Consultant Larry Baker hosts panel-style discussions with guests from specific communities, so they can share their own perspectives on the last year, their insights… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Patricia Glasel of TransPerfect

Podcast cover photo of Patricia Glasel

Today, we continue our Around the World in 20 Years journey with Patricia Glasel, Global Training Director at TransPerfect. Born in Africa with roots in France and the West Indies, Patricia’s career has spanned 11 countries. When she came to the US to study at Northwestern University, she met LCW’s founders and began working with… Read more »

Culture Moments Podcast: Around the World in 20 Years with Kimberly Williams of Stanley Black & Decker

Kimberly Williams

“Unless we can change some of the things that are happening around us, the problems will keep coming in. No matter how much strategy we build, no matter how much training we do, no matter how much we link something to compensation, what’s happening outside always happens inside.” – Kimberly Williams, Global Diversity & Inclusion… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Introducing the Culture Moments Podcast!

As we enter this new year, LCW is pleased to launch our newest project, the Culture Moments Podcast! We’re kicking it all off with our first season, Around the World in 20 Years: Global Lessons in DEI. Last year, LCW happened to wrap up 20 years in business during what can only be described as… 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 »