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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.


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

Posted by Deanna Singh | Jul 22, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Welcome to season 2 of our Uplifting Impact! We have some exciting changes heading your way this season, and one of those is that we have added Justin Ponder as our co-host. Justin is the Chief Information Officer of Uplifting Impact, as well as an educator in the area of ethnic studies. In this episode, we talk about some of the updates and changes we’re making to the podcast, we introduce Justin and the work he has done, and he talks about some of the trends he is seeing in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space.

We are also excited to announce our 3-day virtual summit, How To Be An Ally, where we provide a safe space and tools for passionate leaders and change-makers to learn action-oriented techniques for creating a community that prepares them for bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into their practice. Tickets are now available. To learn more, go to https://www.upliftingimpact.com/

Topics In This Episode:

  • Insight into Justin’s role as Chief Information Officer at Uplifting Impact
  • Asking for your feedback
  • Current trends in the DEI space
  • The relationship between inclusion and retention
  • Turnover within an organization, and the powerful effect DEI can have
  • Making connections between the needs of the organization and the needs of the individual
  • Ways to make changes within an organization for the most positive impact

 Recent 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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