Diversity Discourse

Whether in the workplace or the supply chain, inclusion and diversity are focused, hot-button issues for the majority of corporations. And as the national culture shifts, we aim to discuss some of those issues on this podcast.

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7 days ago

For Kai Fuentes, president and CEO of Ebony Marketing Systems (EMS), building a thriving business and providing her clients with high-quality multicultural market research comes down to two key pieces of advice her parents gave her: “Don’t give up,” and “Your word is your bond.”
 
In this episode, Kai discusses how tenacity and integrity are essential to her business and the entrepreneurship legacy her mother, the original founder of EMS, left her.
Also, this episode’s sponsor is Comcast RISE, a grant program built to help businesses and their communities thrive with a focus on economic growth. Comcast RISE has awarded 13,500 small businesses to date with over $125 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants. 
To find Comcast RISE businesses near you, visit https://bit.ly/RISEQ423_MBE_Pod.

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023


While some businesses took a huge hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ash Sharma and James Baker of popular travel brand Cincha used this challenge to grow to a multimillion-dollar business and be featured on the latest season of shark tank and even made a deal with Barbara Corcoran for their innovative travel belts.

Wednesday Sep 13, 2023

We’re continuing our Beyond the Logo series with Jayne Agency to bring more entrepreneurial insights to the #NEXTGEN.
This episode, Measuring Promise Through Impact – Analytics and Outcomes, features Mike Anguiano, serial entrepreneur, and the brain behind SupplyHive™– unleashing his insights on everything from building your career from the ground up, to analytics and data, and leveraging diversity in every which way. 

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Jacqueline Moore is the founder, CEO and chairman of CMRignite, Wisconsin’s largest Black-owned communications agency. The agency is celebrating 28 years of business and Jacque was recently awarded the Diversity in Business Lifetime Achievement Award by the Milwaukee Business Journal. The firm also has been named One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by INC 5000 for the past three years. Be prepared to gain some insights into how Jacque has maintained excellence for almost 30 years and her thoughts on bringing more minority-owned agencies into the advertising and marketing supplier diversity pipeline.

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Brandon Calloway is CEO and co-founder of G.I.F.T., Generating Income for Tomorrow, a startup non-profit which grows Black-owned businesses in Kansas City's urban core with a new model for growth. Brandon shares how G.I.F.T. has given $1,237,000 to 63 Black-owned businesses in Kansas City's urban core in the past three years. 
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Thursday Jul 27, 2023


In this episode of our Beyond The Logo content series with The Jayne Agency, Brooke Foley catches up with Michael Baldini, of Rangam, to talk about how his personal brand and the brands he represents all intertwine and how knowing his audience is his super power as a Power Promise Keeper. Michael also discusses how he regulates his personal and professional brand and other powerful insights.

Thursday Mar 30, 2023

In another episode of our Beyond The Logo content series with The Jayne Agency, Brooke Foley discusses promise keepers and the power of brand positioning. She’s joined by Pam Isom, founder of ICE Safety Solutions, and they’re going to talk more about the impact their businesses have on the communities and world around them based on promise and impact.

Tuesday Mar 28, 2023

As part of our Beyond The Logo content series with The Jayne Agency, Brooke Foley interviews Jade Melvin. Jade served the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) organization for over 12 years in various positions and an awardee of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Dallas for 2023. Jade shares her perspective on all sides of the buy/sell, and how she sees that affecting so many promises through the coming year, and how diversity both visible and invisible feeds into that.

Tuesday Mar 28, 2023


Whether in the workplace or the supply chain, inclusion and diversity are focused, hot-button issues for the majority of corporations. And as the national culture shifts, we aim to discuss some of those issues on this podcast. In this episode, Tanya Isley, publisher of MBE magazine and Brian Martin, the founder of BriStar Collective and a member of the Human Rights Campaign’s National Board of Governors as well as the HRC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison for the Las Vegas community, discuss what to continue to expect on the Diversity Discourse journey.

Thursday Mar 09, 2023

In this episode, Jacqueline Hayes, MBA, PCM®, principal and chief marketing strategist of Crayons & Marketers, discusses essential content marketing tips for business of all sizes and with all budgets. She also tells us about a tool her company produces to ensure your business website is ADA accessible. And she provides insight into her firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Marketing Assessment, an enterprise-level self-assessment tool designed to help organizations identify opportunities for increasing inclusion of and engagement with diverse audiences.
Crayons & Marketers is a full-service marketing agency in Nashville that helps companies, nonprofits, and government agencies attract and engage audiences through culturally sensitive content marketing. Jacqui was also a 2019 MBE magazine WBE Who Rocks!

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