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Valuing Diversity Among Veterans

Posted by Deanna Singh | Feb 25, 2021 3:00:00 AM

I am so excited to be here with Jessica Hope, a diversity and inclusion strategist for USAA, where she develops holistic, data-driven strategies that advocate for people, marginalized populations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a whole host of other amazing things. She shares with us how her background in the military and as a social worker, as well as through the art of storytelling, she is able to connect with others and do the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through our conversation she talks about the role of politicians in this work, and challenges us to check with ourselves, are we just checking boxes off? Or are we actually making a difference. I so enjoyed this conversation and I know you will too.

Topics in this episode

  • The importance of empathy to bring new people to the table
  • Everyone has a diversity autobiography
  • Techniques for creating a dialogue with someone around their experiences
  • Economic disparities, and the work she is doing in this space
  • Covid’s effect on low economic families
  • A major opportunity companies can re-think the role of veterans within their organization

Connect

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-hope-people-leader/

 

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Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh, Founder/Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, is known for giving audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate, and impact the world as agents of change. She is a trailblazer and dynamic speaker who is at the forefront of social change. She is an accomplished author, educator, business leader, and champion for marginalized communities. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also the author of two children’s books, I am a Boy of Color, and I am a Girl of Color and a business book, Purposeful Hustle.

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