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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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Empowering Employees To Be Part Of The Solution

Posted by Deanna Singh | Sep 16, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Jenn Zephirin is the Vice President and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Match Group, whose mission is to spark meaningful connections for every single person worldwide. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing programs to achieve Match Group’s diversity goals. Prior to her current position with Match Group, she worked as the diversity and inclusion business partner for technology at Uber technologies and served as a private DEI consultant for brands like Unilever and the Levo Institute.

Jenn shares the importance of allyship and connecting with your colleagues that may not feel engaged in the workplace. Even in 2021, some team members may be “the only one” in any number of demographics or categories. We discuss her study, Misunderstood Millennial Talent: The Other 91 Percent, which focuses on the shifts that millennials have made on the work force and challenging preconceived ideas of the effects of these shifts. To connect with Jenn, you can find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-zephirin-5967bb12

Topics In This Episode

  • Why Jenn believes DEI is important

  • Questions to ask to ensure that your workplace is equitable and inclusive

  • Diversity is more than just demographic information

  • Investigating needs of millennials in the workplace

  • How to advocate for DEI work

  • Starting conversations to help others see outside their perspectives

Connect

  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-zephirin-5967bb12

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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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