Today on the Black Women Rising Podcast, we sat down with founder, principal consultant, executive advisor, and diversity strategist Stacey Gordon. Stacey is also the creator of an unconscious bias course which is the #1 most viewed course across the LinkedIn learning platform and has also been translated into at least four languages.
As a globally recognized keynote speaker, leadership consultant and DEI strategist, Stacey has worked with Fortune 100 companies that include AT&T, American Express, GE and Hewlett Packard and has provided subject matter expertise to SHRM, Fast Company, Skillsoft, Forbes, NPR Radio, BBC Radio, and the Association for Talent Development. She earned her MBA from Pepperdine University Business School and her SHRM-SCP certification, as well as the SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Credential.
Int his episode Stacey describes what DE&I is, the positive impact that it has on the workplace and the push back she gets when implementing it. She also talks about unconscious bias, which she goes more in depth on in her new book UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work.
[00:04:46] – DE&I defined
[00:06:28] – Moving Past Tokenism
[00:11:45] – Adding DE&I to the work culture
[00:13:37] – Push Back When Adding DE&I to the workplace
[00:15:49] – Speaking Up
[00:22:08] – Unconscious Bias
[00:27:18] – Encountering and Managing Microaggressions
[00:29:11] – Presenting DE&I to Your Employer
[00:30:27] – Stacey’s Take on Black Girl Magic
Introducing Stacey Gordon
Leading at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and workplace culture, in her role as Executive Advisor and Diversity Strategist, Stacey Gordon coaches and counsels executive leaders on DEI strategies for the business, while offering a no-nonsense approach to education for the broader employee population.
Stacey’s book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list and is also available at Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. Stacey is the creator of the #1 course across the LinkedIn learning platform and has surpassed more than 1 million unique learners overall. Her unconscious bias course has been translated into at least four languages and she has worked with people managers and executive leaders from companies such as American Express, ADP, Kia Motors, Hewlett Packard, Walmart, GE and many others to deliver notable sessions that support their D&I efforts. She earned her MBA from Pepperdine University Business School and her SHRM-SCP certification, as well as the SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Credential.