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Awake to Woke to Workยฎ with Kay Suarez

Culture Stew

Release Date: 09/27/2023

Navigating Identity, Education, and Social Justice: A Dialogue with Scott Tharp show art Navigating Identity, Education, and Social Justice: A Dialogue with Scott Tharp

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In this engaging episode, podcast hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano delve into a multifaceted conversation with Scott Tharp, an esteemed scholar-practitioner and educational interventionist. With a rich background in social work, curriculum design, and program evaluation, Scott shares profound insights into the early messages and values that have shaped his personal and professional journey. Early Messages and Values: Scott reflects on the pivotal messages from his upbringing, including the emphasis on seeing the best in people and the profound impact of learning about hope and...

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In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Diana Cutaia. Together, they explore the intricate layers of identity formation, challenging gender norms, and reimagining success through the lens of peace-building. Join us as we unravel the threads of identity with Diana Cutaia.   Navigating Personal and Cultural Messages: Diana Cutaia shares insights into how the messages she received from her family, culture, and upbringing shaped her understanding of identity and her role in the world. Growing up as a middle child...

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Navigating the Complexities of Masculinity with Maura Barclay show art Navigating the Complexities of Masculinity with Maura Barclay

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"A Dog Called Diversity" with Lisa Mulligan!

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In this insightful episode, Maria and Roger sit down with Lisa Mulligan, the founder and Director of The Culture Ministry. With a rich background spanning 20 years in global organizations, Lisa is a seasoned professional in human resources, organizational change, and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). Her dream of establishing a pragmatic and experienced business offering D&I consultancy and support services has come to fruition through The Culture Ministry. Lisa's expertise extends across devising D&I strategies, implementing inclusion initiatives, and providing credible governance...

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2023: A Moment with the MSM Global Consulting Team show art 2023: A Moment with the MSM Global Consulting Team

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Ryan Van Duzer, a Boulder native and seasoned adventurer, as he shares his incredible journey of falling in love with bicycle travel. Growing up in the scenic landscapes of Colorado, Ryan's early exposure to the Rocky Mountains and the outdoors instilled in him a deep respect for nature, a value that continues to shape his life. From the open-minded and progressive community of Boulder to his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, Ryan's tales resonate with the importance of connecting with people and cultures. Discover how a once shy kid evolved into a confident explorer,...

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Global Leadership, Positivity, and Well-Being in a Changing World with Vinay Kumar show art Global Leadership, Positivity, and Well-Being in a Changing World with Vinay Kumar

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In this thought-provoking episode, Maria is hosting solo while Roger is on a well earned vacation. She speaks with Vinay Kumar, a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, OD Consultant, Podcaster, Global Nomad, Wildlife Stalker and Records Collector! They engage in a wide-ranging conversation exploring the intersections of global leadership, positivity, and well-being in the ever-evolving landscape of work and culture. They discuss the impact of technology, travel, and the COVID-19 pandemic on how we approach leadership and the importance of fostering gratitude and positivity in...

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Join us in the first guest episode of the season as Maria and Roger have an enlightening conversation on the intersection of race, equity, and culture. Our special guest, Kay Suarez, a leading expert in this field, delves deep into the nuances of building an inclusive society where everyone has a fair shot at success.

In this episode, we explore:

๐ŸŒ The importance of acknowledging the importance of DEI work 

๐Ÿค Strategies for promoting racial equity in our communities

๐Ÿ’ก How embracing different perspectives can lead to innovation

๐Ÿ”— The role each of us plays in creating a more equitable world

Tune in as we unravel the layers of race equity culture and uncover actionable insights that can help us build a more inclusive and harmonious future. Don't miss this thought-provoking discussion on Culture Stew!

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Kerrien is president and chief executive officer of Equity in the Center, a field-wide initiative to influence social sector leaders to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to achieve race equity. In 2018, EiC published Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture, which details management and operational levers organizations utilize to center race equity and transform culture. A management consultant with over 20 years of experience, Kerrien led engagements to refine programs and scale impact for national nonprofits and philanthropies, as well as coached executives and social entrepreneurs of color whose work focused on eliminating race-based disparities. Kerrien is a graduate of Harvard College and London School of Economics. You can learn more about her work at www.linkedin.com/in/kerriensuarez.
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Culture Stew is produced by MSM Global Consulting with sound engineering by Robert Graetz.