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The Equity Equation With Sacha Thompson
Episode 3927th February 2024 • Communicate Like You Give A Damn • Kim Clark
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The Communicate Like You Give A Damn podcast welcomes Sacha Thompson, Founder of The Equity Equation, a pioneering consultancy dedicated to fostering diverse and inclusive corporate cultures. Together, Sacha and host, Kim Clark, delve into the vital role of leaders in fostering psychological safety and inclusive environments within organizations. Sacha emphasizes the importance of leaders modeling behavior that encourages pushback, learning, and meaningful contribution from their teams. They discuss the misconception of DEI as solely a recruitment strategy, highlighting the necessity of internal inclusion efforts. Sacha illustrates the preparation required for organizational change and the importance of communication plans for internal challenges while Kim emphasizes the significance of communication in building a compelling vision of inclusive culture year-round, beyond symbolic gestures during cultural moments. They even explore storytelling as a tool to humanize DEI efforts and suggest shifting language to empower marginalized communities. 

About The Guest:

Sacha Thompson is the visionary founder of The Equity Equation, a pioneering consultancy dedicated to fostering diverse and inclusive corporate cultures. With over two decades of professional experience in education, non-profits, and the tech sector, Sacha is committed to breaking down barriers and supporting equity. She empowers clients to unlock their potential through growth identification, objective setting, and fostering accountability. Sacha's expertise has been featured in Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider, and she has contributed as a thought leader on MSNBC's The Cross Connection. Certified by the International Coaching Federation and holding various diversity and leadership certifications, Sacha's tireless dedication to inclusivity and equity drives transformative change in organizations, inspiring psychologically safe environments and inclusive leadership for a brighter future.

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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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