The Corridor Business Journal is proud to introduce its latest podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” with hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington. This monthly show will dig into topics of equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement (EDI&E), through authentic and challenging conversations with C-suite leaders from around the country.

In this month’s pilot, Sarika and Anthony alk with Corridor Business Journal Editor Adam Moore about the origins and ideas behind Diversity Straight Up, the four “tools” of talking about diversity, and what’s ahead for this new CBJ series, presented by Collins Aerospace and the city of Cedar Rapids.

Listen below or subscribe to the show at SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher.

About the hosts:
Sarika Bhakta is president of Nikeya Diversity Consulting and a Certified Diversity Executive with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, management, talent attraction/retention and resource acquisition/development. Born in Gujarat, India and raised in the Midwest, Sarika empowers leaders to identify their authentic self to be successful change agents in today’s global economy.

Anthony Arrington is co-founder and managing partner with Top RANK Professional & Executive Search and Consulting, a search firm focused on helping companies acquire professional and executive-level talent, with a special emphasis on diverse and inclusive leadership. He has more than 20 years of experience in management, strategic planning, leadership and staff development in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.