When you’re in the weeds of D&I work at your organization every single day, you may not have the time to take a step back and find out what other professionals in the diversity and inclusion space are doing to advance the cause. One way you can learn about the work of other practitioners, and keep abreast of new ideas in the field, is by listening to diversity and inclusion podcasts. To help you find them, we have compiled a list of the top 10 best diversity and inclusion podcasts for your listening and learning pleasure.
10 Best Diversity and Inclusion Podcasts
Littler Mendelson P.C., a law firm that specializes in helping organizations create diversity and inclusion initiatives that are customized for their needs, produces this podcast to give listeners a legal perspective of D&I. Some topics covered include the importance of Juneteenth, intersectionality, affinity groups, and gender equality.
Entrepreneur, author, and speaker Jennifer Brown showcases real stories of diversity and inclusion triumphs in this podcast. Listen to find out D&I innovations from top diversity leaders and the results of the cutting-edge practices they implemented.
This podcast, which is created by the EW Group, focuses on best practices and well-being tips that help organizations rework their workplace cultures to become more inclusive. In discussions with CEOs, activists, D&I practitioners, and HR leaders, the show outlines different diversity and inclusion journeys and lessons learned along the way.
4. Code Switch
If you want to hear stories about intersectionality, NPR’s “Code Switch” is the show for you. This podcast takes a look at how intersectionality impacts every area of people’s lives, from the home to the workplace and everywhere in between. Listen for raw discussions about race and the tough questions that need to be addressed to create an equitable society.
Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield of Harvard Business Review host this podcast about the various challenges women face in the workplace. Topics discussed include the wage gap, gender discrimination, productivity, and dealing with workplace stress.
Hosted by Audra Jenkins, the “Diversity Deep Dive” podcast strives to disrupt the way workplaces think about diversity and inclusion by discussing strategies for tackling stereotypes and biases. The show will lift your spirits about D&I work with its feel good stories about resilience and perseverance as companies achieve greater cultural competence.
If you want to broaden your perspective about D&I issues to an international level, this podcast provides commentary from London about diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector. From race to gender to neurodiversity, you will get information about a wide range of D&I topics.
In this podcast, Jackie Ferguson, Certified Diversity Executive and Head of Content & Programming at The Diversity Movement, talks to D&I leaders about what diversity means to them and the steps they take to go beyond the checkbox to grow their organizations. Recent episodes address transgender issues in the workplace, inclusion and representation in law enforcement, and diversity in entrepreneurship.
The “Inclusion Catalyst” podcast combines current workplace D&I challenges with discussions of social justice, policy, urban, and environmental issues. Also, diversity and inclusion best practices to make the workplace more equitable are explored.
Rounding off our list is the “Untapped” podcast, which is hosted by Tariq Meyers, who it turns out is not only a knowledgeable D&I professional, but also a pretty good interviewer. “Untapped” regularly features movers and shakers in the D&I space who talk about ways to make the workplace more equitable for the untapped talent that may have been overlooked in the past. Oh, and did we mention that we actually produce this podcast and Tariq is our own Chief People Officer? Nonetheless, we can assure you that didn’t have any influence whatsoever on “Untapped” making the cut.
No matter what aspect of D&I you’re interested in learning more about, the diversity and inclusion podcasts on this list all have something unique to offer. Be sure to give them a listen.