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The Uplifting Impact Podcast is a platform that fosters dynamic conversations around the intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership. Directing our conversations are Uplifting Impact’s Chief Change Agent, Deanna Singh, and Chief Information Officer, Justin Ponder. Both are renowned thought leaders, teachers and consultants within the DEI space and are known for the ability to teach difficult lessons in gentle ways that inspire change and innovation within organizations.

Our mission is to provide actionable insights and wisdom from various leaders, executives, consultants as well as entrepreneurs. We’ve had industry leaders from companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Ford, Kohl’s and more come on board to share their expertise within the DEI space.

If we inspire one listener and leave them with ideas of how they can improve their DEI leadership and life skills, we consider that the ultimate accomplishment.


How Day-To-Day Interactions Create Company Culture

The Intersectional Aspect of Greater Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Digital Equity

DEI Efforts: Are they Superficial or Authentic?

Diversity of Thought: Why it Matters and What You Can Do

DEI: Employee Resource Groups

The Importance of DEI Efforts in Local Government

DEI: Everybody is Invited to the Party

Community Engagement and Diverse Representation

Actions Speak Louder Book Talk Part 4

Actions Speak Louder Book Talk Part 3

Actions Speak Louder Book Talk Part 2

Actions Speak Louder Book Talk Part 1

Navigating Corporate America: Women of Color in the Workplace

The Connection Between Trust and DEI

Retention Strategies For The New Era of Employment

Creating a Global DEI Strategy and Why It's Important

Listening and Learning Before Taking Action

Health Equity and Why It Matters

Marketing that Fosters Diversity and Inclusion

Valentines Special: Love and DEI

DEI is not an option, it's a must

Intent Versus Impact

Creating an Environment of Transparency and Accountability

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education

Justice Looks Different for Different People

Advocating DEI For All: The Underrepresented and The Represented

Season Two Finale: How DEI Can Have Ripple Effects

Measuring Success In DEI

Creating An Atmosphere Where DEI Can Thrive

More than numbers: Data and DEI

Use Your Privilege to Uplift Others

Bringing the Human Back to Human Resources

Strategies for wide-spread and long-lasting change

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

DEI is the responsibility of all leaders, not just those with the ‘DEI’ title

Breaking the Mold: Social Conditioning and Its Effect on Leadership

How to Rethink Society So It’s Inclusive Of All

Be Impatient in your Fight Against Social Injustices

Empowering Employees To Be Part Of The Solution

How To Be A Responsible DEI Leader

Creating an Environment of Authenticity and Inclusivity in the Workplace

DEI Is Not “One Size Fits All”

Connecting The Dots: DEI, The Media Industry, and Inclusivity

Starting From Scratch: How To Start The conversation Around DEI

Diversity In All Industries: Overcoming The Barriers To Entry

Connecting The Dots: Creating a Safe Space for Healthy Inclusion

Justin Ponder: Innovation through inclusion: Trends in the DEI Space

Closing the gap: Access, inclusion, and opportunities for minorities

Top to Bottom: Cross-cultural competency and DEI at every level

Preventing an “Us vs Them” workspace through inclusion

Diversity and Listening: The new standard for an inclusive workspace

Workplace Mental Health: How To Support Every Group

Evolve or Regress: A Mindset Shift

The Race For Talent: A Cultural Shift In The Workplace

C-Suite Executives' Responsibility In Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Valuing Diversity Among Veterans

How To Diversify Your Corporate Board

‘Demanding More’ From Systems, Leaders, and Ourselves

Onboarding as an Intentional Practice of Inclusivity

Let's Link Arms to Bridge the Gap and Transform Ourselves

Creating Equity and Social Justice Must Be Intentional, Methodical, and Continuous

Elevating Business Resource Groups into Business Practices

Our Environment, Community, and Businesses All Impact Social Change

Recognize Your Own Ability to Affect Change

Making a Social Impact Starts with YOU First

Use Your Capital to Uplift Others

Sometimes You Need to Be a Sidekick, Not a Hero

Your Voice is an Act of Resistance

Start with the People Around You

Actualizing Your Intentions

You Have to Love the Process

Creating Diversity Conversations

Approaching DEI and Belonging From a Place of Love

Finding Promise In Current Events

Staying positive when the work is hard

Mentoring People Into Positions of Power

Empowering Teams Towards Equity

Cultural Intelligence in the Workplace

Creating mutually beneficial partnerships

The importance of being intentional with disability inclusion

When art and activism intersect

Requesting a seat at someone else’s table

Creating a culture of transparency

Why Doing Nothing in Your Hiring Practices is a Problem

Bringing Voices Into Policy Creation

Inclusion is Invisible-So How Do We Measure It?

The Power of Planting DEI Seeds

The DEI Details in the Content

Importance of Sitting at the Leadership Table with Confidence

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