Expanding Beyond the Workplace: Creating A Better World
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In this episode of the Demystifying Diversity Podcast, host Daralyse Lyons examines the role of diversity beyond the workplace and takes a deep dive into how issues of DEIAB impact our abilities to achieve what we want and need. Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a framework, Daralyse and her guest experts extrapolate about the importance of the different levels of human need and fulfillment, and share how factors like intersectionality of identity, bias, and socioeconomics either enable or limit people's ability to create happiness in their lives.

In this episode, you will learn about:

* Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, and how need-fulfillment is innately important to the human experience, regardless of identity.

* How the intersectionality of one's identity and lived experiences help dictate their ability to realize their needs within Maslow's Hierarchy.

* How our fears get in the way of us realizing our needs, let alone our desires.

* How past experiences are informative, but do not ultimately dictate future outcomes when it comes to getting our needs met.

* The role that individuals can play in supporting others in ascending the levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.

* The difference between wants and needs, and how most people ultimately want to be happy.

Our guests experts this episode include:

Damon West - Damon is a college professor, internationally known keynote speaker and Wall Street Journal best selling author of The Coffee Bean, A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change, which Forbes listed in the Top 20 Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.

Deborah Atella - Deb is the author of the international best selling book, Is This Job My Jam? The Guide for Grown-Ups Who Still Don't Know What They Want to Be. She's also a certified life coach, Reiki master and meditation guide. I'm the host of the Atella Like It Is podcast.

Timothy Welbeck - Timothy is the Director for the Center of Anti-Racism Research, and an Assistant Professor of Instruction at Temple University, a civil rights attorney, a scholar of law, race and culture, a writer and a hip-hop artist.

Tomar Pierson-Brown -Tomar is the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence and a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She's also the director of the Health Law Clinic, which operates as a medical legal partnership with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Chair Charlotte Burrows - Chair Burrows was designated by President Biden as Chair of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC on January 20th, 2021. She has served as a commissioner of the EEOC for multiple terms, and previously served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, as well as General Counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Jolly Good Ginger - Jolly is on the board of directors for two nonprofit organizations, Families United and Justice Reform Group. As a national level activist, Jolly travels the country and attends rallies, marches and protests, gives speeches at various venues and has garnered a social media following of over 1 million subscribers. As he points out, racism is embedded into every aspect of our society, and deeply entrenched in the American legal system.

Stew Kraintz - Stew is a mindset, success and relationship coach who works with people individually and in groups to empower them into ownership of their lives. Before stepping into coaching, Stew had a successful career in sales and marketing within professional baseball, having the opportunity to work for the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, as well as several affiliated minor league clubs. He is also the production and development assistant for the Demystifying Diversity podcast.

AC Fowlkes - AC is the Executive Officer of Fowlkes Consulting, an LGBTQ+ sensitivity and transgender inclusion consulting firm. AC is also recognized as a Top Voice on LinkedIn for his thought leadership on LGBTQ+ issues.

Emma Bloksberg-Fireovid - known as Emma B-F, Emma is a speaker, trainer and leadership coach for women and non-binary folks in the technology industry. Emma has worked with hundreds of leaders to accelerate their careers, maximize their confidence, and amplify their impact.

Alida Miranda Wolf - Alida is the author of Cultures of Belonging, Building Inclusive Organizations that Last and CEO and Founder of Ethos, a diversity equity, inclusion and belonging firm dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for underrepresented and underserved groups.

Anel Duarte - Anel specializes in facilitating one-on-one and group practices under the trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed lenses. A trauma survivor herself. She holds safe space for participants to explore their internal experiences through yoga, body movement, meditation, the use of rituals and breathing techniques.

Cameron Footman - Cameron is the first voice of Indigipedia.ca, a lifelong entrepreneur and technology advocate, and the founder of Woodcrest Construction, a contracting company which specializes in welding and steel fabrication with a focus on heated furniture and art metal works.

Tre'vell Anderson - Tre'vell an award-winning journalist, social curator, and world changer who has dedicated their career to centering the stories of those in the margins, gray spaces, and the intersections of life, and who was named to the Roots 2020 list of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans

Christina Glickman - Christina is the founder of the Extra Love Army. She's a TEDx speaker, podcaster, and author of the bestselling book, Extra, The Art of Being.

Rachel Lyons - Rachel is the executive director at Space for Humanity, a nonprofit organization which aims to make space flight available as a way to expand human perspectives. She's the former vice chair of the board of directors of Students for the Exploration of Development of Space USA, and she's also Daralyse's cousin.

Will Bubenik - Will is the founder and CEO of Nebula Media Group, whose mission it is to ensure that websites are accessible so that people with disabilities can access them from audits and fixes to training and coaching. Nebula Media Group provides customized accessibility solutions so companies can attain, maintain, and sustain a true accessibility and compliance program at their organization.

Jeff Mayner - Jeff is a financial services professional and full-time entrepreneur who, prior to his transition to entrepreneurship, worked in IT telecommunications. And prior to that, he served eight and a half years in the United States Navy.

Shanna Hocking - Shanna is a thought leader, keynote speaker and writer with 20 years experience working in leadership development, and she's the author of One Bold Move a Day and the host of The One Bold Move a Day podcast.

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