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The Overlooked Impact Of Worry On DEI Efforts With Frank Gonzalez
Episode 534th June 2024 • Communicate Like You Give A Damn • Kim Clark
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We’re delving into more complexities of DEI in the next episode of Communicate Like You Give A Damn. Host, Kim Clark, is joined by Frank Gonzalez, Ph.D., an expert Diversity Equity and Inclusion leaders they dive into Frank’s insights from his Hispanic heritage and the historical context of racial categorization, emphasizing the critical role of DEI in healthcare, where exclusion can have life-or-death consequences. Together they discuss the challenges and strategies for implementing DEI initiatives, including the importance of transparency and accountability along with how worry, psychological safety, and inclusive design can enhance workplace dynamics. Frank also highlights his journey, heavily influenced by women leaders, towards obtaining a doctoral degree focused on the impact of personality and birth order on leader-follower relationships.

About The Guest:

Frank is a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and Leadership professional. He is an involved father and inspired husband. Frank has two decades of experience using evidence-based practices to solidify the qualitative experiences of employees in various public and corporate entities. His focus on relationship building models, along with his facilitation background, provide unique perspectives to experiential and practical application.

Frank holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership & Management with emphases in Personality and In-Group/Out-Group relationships in the workplace (Leader and Employee relationships). He serves as Director | Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for a QSR S&P 500 company. His love of continuous, enthusiastic learning is also the foundation of his DEI message, be curious.

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About Kim:

Kim Clark (she/her) focuses her work on the communicator and content creator's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller and the leading voice for DEI communications and social justice messaging for brands.

She speaks at conferences, writes custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Kim is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a cisgender woman, Native American (Muscogee Nation) and a mom of two kids with disabilities. These marginalized identities and the privileges that come with society seeing her as White motivate her daily for social change.

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