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Time To Act:

A Podcast About Diversity And Inclusion

CEOs and C-suite leaders from multinational brands and regional businesses reveal why diversity and inclusion are defining factors in a company’s growth and success at scale. It's more than checking the boxes — together, business leaders are listening, understanding and taking action for real change.

For a deeper dive into corporate diversity and inclusion in action, visit HuffPost.

Presented by PwC and CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. Produced by RYOT Studio and At Will Media.


Y-Vonne Hutchinson, CEO & Founder of ReadySet

Y-Vonne Hutchinson is a business leader and consultant deeply engaged with the advancement of diversity and inclusion. Hutchinson works with companies who want to move beyond bare minimum efforts and forge real, lasting change across their organizations. In candid interviews about diversity and inclusion, Hutchinson explores the most pressing and divisive issues facing business leaders today, drawing actionable solutions from their experiences and thought leadership.
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Introducing Time to Act

Conversations around diversity and inclusion can be uncomfortable — particularly in the workplace, where they are often overlooked or avoided. But data shows that companies who place diversity and inclusion initiatives at the forefront of their strategy are more innovative and successful than their competitors. Covering topics such as allyship, intersectional divides and mental health inclusion, these committed CEOs and C-suite leaders are showing their organizations — and their industries — that now is the time to act on diversity and inclusion.
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Time to Act: Episode 1

The Art of Global Inclusion

Yum! Brands Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer James Fripp oversees multinational brands including KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Working his way up the ranks from a shift manager in Taco Bell stores to a global-facing leader, Fripp learned first-hand that inclusion isn’t just an HR topic buried in corporate annual reports, but an artform with the capacity for global impact. He explains how vital authentic relationships are to building trust that can foster truly inclusive company culture.
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Time to Act: Episode 2

Inclusion During A Pandemic

California State Automobile Association (CSAA) CEO and President Tom Troy explains how he fosters a company culture centered around inclusion, through the lens of maintaining mental health and well-being. He spotlights how CSAA is taking action, beyond granting additional health benefits, to ensure their employees have the resources they need to not only survive, but thrive in this climate. Host Y-Vonne Hutchinson addresses how and why it’s important for companies to keep these initiatives in place as they navigate a future with many uncertainties.
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Time to Act: Episode 3

Inclusion In Technology By 2030

At the helm of Intel Corporation’s diversity and inclusion strategy, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and VP of Social Impact & Human Resources Barbara Whye is already leading the charge on corporate responsibility initiatives — such as the RISE campaign, AI for Youth, and the Global Inclusion Index — that are integral to Intel’s next decade of innovation. Host Y-Vonne Hutchinson explores her own vision of what inclusion in technology should look like by the year 2030 and the fundamental steps Intel is taking to get there.
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Time to Act: Episode 4

Why It’s Important To Have Diversity Roles In Leadership

John Rogers, the co-CEO, CIO and chairman of Ariel Investments, founded the first African American-owned money management firm in the U.S. Rogers explains why the country’s wealth gap has continued to widen, and offers solutions for driving economic justice, including a diverse talent pipeline and social impact investing. Host Y-Vonne Hutchinson reflects on economic participation, especially minority entrepreneurs who are underestimated, underrepresented and undercapitalized.
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Time To Act: Episode 5

Recognizing Your Own Bias In D&I Work

Workday Chief Diversity Officer, Carin Taylor, explains how diversity, equity and inclusion are a journey, not a destination. She also relays the importance of checking your own personal bias, experience and vulnerabilities when approaching D&I work, as well as how she uses informational data to identify problems and find solutions to address them.
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Time to Act: Episode 6

The Allyship Imperative

Shannon Schuyler, chief purpose and inclusion officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has found a passion and purpose in bridging the gender diversity gap in corporate leadership. Clarissa Clark, a director in PwC’s Risk Assurance Practice, has spent the past decade advocating for minority professionals and the challenges they face. In this episode, Schuyler and Clark explore how mentors in the workplace can help rising minority professionals navigate pathways to success and how allies can support one another on the journey to a more equitable future.
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Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon!