The role of business in nurturing long-term diversity and inclusion | Rosalind G. Brewer
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When companies think of diversity and inclusion, they too often focus on meeting metrics instead of building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, says Starbucks COO Rosalind G. Brewer. In this personable and wide-ranging conversation with TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Brewer invites leaders to rethink what it takes to create a truly inclusive workplace -- and lays out how to bring real, grassroots change to boardrooms and communities alike.
Trending In Education
Trending In Education
Palmer Media
Innovation in Higher Education with Dr. Bridget Burns
In this episode, we're excited to welcome Dr. Bridget Burns to Trending in Education to talk about innovation in higher education. Named one of the “Most Innovative People in Higher Education” by Washington Monthly, Bridget is the founding Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA). The UIA is the groundbreaking national consortium of public research universities working together to test and scale innovations that close achievement gaps and improve outcomes for all students. Since its founding in 2014, the UIA campuses have increased their low-income degrees awarded by 37% (producing over 30,000 additional low-income graduates to date) and increased graduates of color by 73%. The Alliance has been featured in national outlets like 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fast Company, and in the documentary "Unlikely". The UIA has inspired and supported the formation of more than 15 other university networks working to improve postsecondary success for low-income students. We begin by hearing Bridget's origin story as an education professional which takes us back to her roots in rural Montana and community college before finding her way into higher education and ultimately the UIA. We explore how the UIA was founded and their mission of understanding how universities can innovate, how they can test ideas across different university cultures and contexts, and how they can spread the word about what they're learning. Bridget shares what it was like to work with Michael Crow at ASU as the UIA was first coming together and as it's grown and evolved since. Bridget provides examples of how innovations have emerged across the 11 member institutions of the UIA and looks ahead to where she sees the organization heading in the future. She also shares her perspective on new and emerging media like Tik Tok and its relevance in reaching the rising generations. It's a fascinating conversation and we thank Dr. Burns for sharing her time and perspective to the show. If you like what you're hearing, follow us at and wherever you get your podcasts.
35 min
Join Us in France Travel Podcast
Join Us in France Travel Podcast
Annie Sargent
5 Things You Must Do in the Marais Poitevin, Episode 321
This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon. Le Marais Poitevin is also known as La Venise Verte and it's a lovely piece of France between Niort and La Rochelle not far from the Atlantic ocean. Full show notes for this episode are here: Officially some of it is in the Loire region and some of it in the Aquitaine region. The name means “the marsh of the Poitou” but everyone just calls it Marais Poitevin or Green Venice because of the boat rides. It’s a place most French people have heard of and lots of us visit every year, but it's not as popular with foreign visitors. I don’t know why that is because it’s a wonderful place where you can enjoy nature, bike rides, bucolic walks and fun boat rides. It’s gorgeous and restful. Both Elyse and I have been there and if you click play you’ll soon understand why we love it so much! Annie's book recommendation: The French Revolution by Emma Moreau The Join Us in France Podcast Audience Graph by Rephonic. This shows what the people who listen to Join Us in France also listen to. Discussed in this Episode * Marais Poitevin * Venise Verte * Réserve Naturelle Nationale Michel Brosselin * Marans * Sansais * Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux * Maillezais * Maillé * Damvix * Saint-Sigismond * Le Mazeau French Tip of the Week: Appeler un chat un chat Annie's Boutique | Annie's Patreon | Subscribe to the Newsletter
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A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast
A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast
Marjorie Alexander
077: Kind Cup - Bringing Innovation to Menstrual Cups and the Feminine Hygiene Industry with Christine Brown
Kind Cup Kickstarter Campaign:   Visit our site for a full transcript of this episode at      Founder and designer of Kind Cup, Christine Brown, grew up in a small agricultural beach town in Southern California. A sixth-generation Carpinterian, Brown is a part-time avocado farmer, and American Sign Language teacher and advocate. Brown studied Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College, and Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies for graduate school in Washington D.C. at Gallaudet University.     In this episode Marjorie and Christine Brown discuss: * How menstrual cups work and why they can be a much better alternative to tampons and pads. * How Christine came up with the idea for Kind Cup.  * The design elements that make Kind Cup unique. * Marjorie’s personal experiences with menstrual cups over the last 15 years and why she loves the Kind Cup design.  * What to consider when choosing a menstrual cup that works best with your body and lifestyle.   Resources from Christine Brown: * Direct Relief - Kind Cup's non-profit partner ( - Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. * Here is the press release about their work with Kind Cup * Intersectional Environmentalist Group ( - A platform for resources, information, and action steps to support intersectional environmentalism and dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement, led by environmental activists and sustainability advocates. * Put a Cup in It ( - A collection of resources about reusable menstrual products overall and great general info if you are new to the conversation about menstrual cups * The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho   Connect with Christine Brown and Kind Cup: * Website: * Facebook: * Instagram: * Kickstarter Campaign:   Connect with Marjorie Alexander: * Instagram: * Twitter: * Facebook: * Website:     Want to help us spread the word?   Post a screenshot of ASM in your favorite listening app and tag us on your Instagram story!   Subscribe, Rate & Review ASM on Apple Podcasts:
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