The Diversity Gap

Amplifying Minority Voices + Diversifying Your Board of Directors w/ Donna and Leroy Barber

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney has a conversation with Donna and Leroy Barber, the founders of The Voices Project. The Barbers have decades of experience leading teams and communities in the work of advocacy, racial justice and social change. They’ve done it all, from launching their own startups to writing books to sitting on various executive teams and leadership boards. In this conversation, Bethaney and the Barbers dive into what it takes to amplify the voices of underrepresented minorities on majority culture teams. They also discuss many of the nuanced relational challenges that show up on executive teams and boards of directors who seek to move in more diverse direction. For your reference: The Voices Project: https://www.voices-project.org Research on Unequal Startup Funding based on Race and Gender: https://projectdiane.digitalundivided.com

Episode Notes

In this episode of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney has a conversation with Donna and Leroy Barber, the founders of The Voices Project. The Barbers have decades of experience leading teams and communities in the work of advocacy, racial justice and social change. They’ve done it all, from launching their own startups to writing books to sitting on various executive teams and leadership boards.

In this conversation, Bethaney and the Barbers dive into what it takes to amplify the voices of underrepresented minorities on majority culture teams. They also discuss many of the nuanced relational challenges that show up on executive teams and boards of directors who seek to move in more diverse direction.

For your reference:

The Voices Project:
https://www.voices-project.org

Research on Unequal Startup Funding based on Race and Gender:
https://projectdiane.digitalundivided.com

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