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Diversity Straight Up: Caring for Diverse Communities

In the latest episode of “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Suresh Gunasekaran, CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, about caring for diverse communities during a pandemic and leading change at one of Iowa’s most visible institutions.

Diversity Straight Up: The power of a seat at the table

In the latest (remote) episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with TaJuan Wilson, associate vice president for inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer with Georgia Southern University, about equity and equality in academia and affecting change as a diversity executive.

Diversity Straight Up: Thinking globally, leading locally

In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Amy Friedrich, president of U.S. Insurance Solutions with Principal Financial Group, about new moves at the company aimed at increasing inclusion, addressing long-standing biases in financial services and thinking globally.

Diversity Straight Up: The art of authentic conversation

In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Joel Schmidt, vice president of business development with Alliant Energy, about the importance of authentic conversations, lessons learned from his days of international travel and how diversity can lead to positive change.

Diversity Straight Up: Bringing your whole self to work

In the latest episode of Diversity Straight Up, podcast hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Jeff Disterhoft about his role in driving diversity at one of Iowa’s largest financial institutions, understanding privilege and bringing your whole self to the workplace.

Diversity Straight Up: Phil Jasper

In the latest episode of the new CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Phil Jasper, president of Mission Systems at Collins Aerospace, about the role of diversity in innovation, reverse mentoring and the importance of cultural competency in leadership.

Diversity Straight Up: Marci Chickering

In the latest CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Wellmark Chief HR Officer Marci Chickering about about gender parity in the C-suite, building diversity in the insurance industry and finding people’s innate gifts.

Diversity Straight Up: Brad Hart

Hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart about the city’s efforts to improve equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement, new initiatives to attract minority candidates to city posts and the rising “ban the box” movement in the latest CBJ podcast.

Diversity Straight Up: The Pilot

Hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with CBJ Editor Adam Moore about the origins and behind Diversity Straight Up, the four “tools” of talking about diversity, and what’s ahead for this new CBJ podcast series, presented by Collins Aerospace and the city of Cedar Rapids.

A declaration of our diversity focus

CBJ Editorial
We at the CBJ have been committed to supporting, connecting and promoting women leaders from throughout the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor since our inception nearly 16 years ago.

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