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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 Agent, 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.

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Creating An Atmosphere Where DEI Can Thrive

Posted by Deanna Singh | Dec 2, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Guillermo Gutierrez and Deanna Singh have quite a lot in common, including their drive to travel across the globe, investing themselves into communities, and sharing that with others. In this conversation, Guillermo and I discuss how important their experiences with travel have impacted their DEI journeys and have helped them exercise empathy and understanding, which we carry with us in our day-to-day.

After graduating from university with a BA in marketing, he spent the next two and a half years working abroad, where he really discovered his professional calling in learning and development and cultural coaching. He later received his MS in Organizational Development, which lead him to a career of over 22 years, with different corporate roles in Human Resources and as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. In his current role, he serves as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity for ManpowerGroup. To connect with Guillermo, find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gutierrezguillermo/

Topics In This Episode:

  • Illustrating what it looks like to have a broad impact on those around you

  • Making connections and developing communication skills through living abroad

  • Finding ways to expand your horizons, without having to travel far

  • Intentionally seeking out understanding and cultural experiences of others

  • Effective recruitment and retention strategies

  • Being an organization where diversity can truly thrive

  • What makes diversity difficult

Other Conversations We’ve Enjoyed

Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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