IDEA: Advancing Inclusion & Diversity Podcast
Advancing inclusion, diversity, equity and access in today’s workplace is a social imperative — and a business essential. So how do you foster diversity? The IDEA: Advancing Inclusion & Diversity podcast features candid, informative conversations with business and thought leaders about actionable steps companies in the licensing industry and beyond can take to attract, support, promote and retain the best and brightest from all backgrounds.
Episode 1 – The Business Case for Diversity is the Business
Brands today, and the companies behind them, must pivot to become more inclusive. On this premiere episode of IDEA: Advancing Inclusion & Diversity, Licensing International president Maura Regan welcomes ViacomCBS Consumer Products president Pam Kaufman and Marva Smalls, executive vice president, global head of inclusion & executive vice president of public affairs, kids and family entertainment brands at ViacomCBS, to discuss the social and business imperatives for diversity, as well as the challenges, strategies, and tactics in designing and implementing D&I programs.
Episode 2 – Intention into Action
You’re committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within your business and to reaching a multicultural audience with your brand — but how do you go about it? In this episode of IDEA: Advancing Inclusion & Diversity — the second in a series hosted by Licensing International president Maura Regan — Richelle Parham, managing director at the venture capital firm West River Group; Payne Brown, president of the National Basketball Players Association’s Think450 licensing arm; and Steven Wolfe Pereira, CEO of Encantos Media Studios, discuss specific steps businesses in the licensing industry and beyond can take to overcome barriers toward greater diversity, avoid pitfalls and put intention into action.