Many of us were taught focusing on ourselves is “selfish,” and focusing on others, even at our own expense, is “righteous” — But, that’s a little wacky, backwards (and) flipped.
“It takes all of our communities. It’s not just the Black community or the Native American community: it’s all communities, including the white community. That’s what the Community Collaborative is all about: ‘Where can we speak in one voice to be able to initiate and continue change.”
“(In 2012) After a lot of anti-Latino, anti-immigrant rhetoric happening at the state level it was difficult for me to want to stay here, in a community that did not make me feel welcome, that did not make me feel like I belonged and that worked really hard to make me feel like I was an ‘other’… My manager at the time sat me down and said ‘You can leave, you can decide to leave, so many people get frustrated with Arizona and they leave. Or, you can stay here and you can be part of the change.’”
“For me, I see a parallel to the business side. Where you have legacy systems and processes that hold you back from being able to do things better and more efficiently, and more effectively. ” Jon Ehlinger, President, Garcia Family Foundation
Today’s episode highlights positive strides being made in the world of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Villalobos and Reed are joined by featured guests Raquel Daniels, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Southwest Airlines, and Andrew Zwerner, CEO of Chassi.