Dyvergent Change Makers

Episode 9 - DEI Efforts Leaving Out People of Size

May 07, 2021 Season 2 Episode 9
Dyvergent Change Makers
Episode 9 - DEI Efforts Leaving Out People of Size
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Dyvergent Change Makers
Episode 9 - DEI Efforts Leaving Out People of Size
May 07, 2021 Season 2 Episode 9

In this episode I interview Jessica Richman, Founder of the Visible Collective. We discuss how people of size are being left out of DEI efforts. A marginalized group that is often overlooked are people of larger size, since they aren't a legally protected group. Lean in to understand the struggles they face and how you can become an ally or advocate.

About the Guest
Jessica Richman, Founder
The Visible Collective
- https://www.thevisiblecollective.com

Jessica Richman serves as a San Francisco-based Trade and Investment Director for The Australian Trade and Investment Commission. In her spare time, Jessica acts as Founder and CEO of The Visible Collective® where she advises companies on product development, marketing, and new business development to better serve customers labelled overweight or obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ms. Richman previously held roles in marketing, growth and strategy at Walmart.com.

About the Host
Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com

Kerry is a Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant for Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. An elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience. A proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  A Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

Former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. Led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, teaching computer science fundamentals. Led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley, a non profit dedicated to helping women excel in technology.

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Show Notes

In this episode I interview Jessica Richman, Founder of the Visible Collective. We discuss how people of size are being left out of DEI efforts. A marginalized group that is often overlooked are people of larger size, since they aren't a legally protected group. Lean in to understand the struggles they face and how you can become an ally or advocate.

About the Guest
Jessica Richman, Founder
The Visible Collective
- https://www.thevisiblecollective.com

Jessica Richman serves as a San Francisco-based Trade and Investment Director for The Australian Trade and Investment Commission. In her spare time, Jessica acts as Founder and CEO of The Visible Collective® where she advises companies on product development, marketing, and new business development to better serve customers labelled overweight or obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ms. Richman previously held roles in marketing, growth and strategy at Walmart.com.

About the Host
Kerry Rosado, Founder & Principal DEI Consultant
Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC - www.dyvergentcg.com

Kerry is a Founder and Principal Diversity Consultant for Dyvergent Consulting Group, LLC. An elected official serving as a school board trustee with 7 years of diversity and inclusion experience. A proud mother of two boys with autism and a neurodiversity advocate.  A Latina in Tech that has worked at top tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon to advocate for diversity and inclusion to empower women and minorities.​

Former board member for People Acting in Community Together (PACT), where she empowered the community to solve social issues related to housing, immigration, education, and social justice. Led community rallies to advocate for equitable education for all. Mentored youth through Google's CS First Program and Microsoft TEALS Program, teaching computer science fundamentals. Led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley, a non profit dedicated to helping women excel in technology.

Follow the Podcast Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastdyvergentchangemakers

Join the DEIB Support Groups
https://www.facebook.com/groups/deibsupportgroup
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13929683/

Podcast Guests
Schedule a pre-interview at calendly.com/dyvergentcg