The Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes co-host Robb Lee, ASAE’s Chief Marketing and Product Strategy Officer for a series of personal and poignant interviews about DEI and the current landscape resulting from the news-making injustices of 2020 and systemic racism of years past. Guests include two co-founders of Texts to Table, a platform for conversations about race and leadership, Irving Washington, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director at Online News Association and Donte Shannon, FASAE, CAE, CEO at Association of Equipment Management Professionals who join together to reflect on today’s political climate, focusing on race within leadership. The podcast also welcomes ASAE’s Cortney Whitlow, Manager, Meeting Registration & Industry Partner Engagement, who brings to life ASAE’s Black Moments in Film program which impacted the association’s staff in immeasurable ways. And, Janet Smith, president of the Ivy Planning Group – a consulting and training company that specializes in diversity, strategy and change management – joins Mary Kate and Robb to provide invaluable perspective on how to sustain DEI initiatives with meaning and purpose. Notes: DEI Resources Episode Transcript