The Diversity Gap

Creating a Legacy of Impact w/ Doug Shipman

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Diversity Gap podcast, Bethaney sits down with the Founding CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. They cover a lot of ground in this conversation, talking about everything from leading authentically to creating a museum to the executive leadership required to pursue equity in cultural organizations. Grab your pen and paper and be prepared to take all the notes! Doug Shipman currently serves as the President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center, the third largest arts center in the United States which includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theatre. Prior to joining the Woodruff Arts Center, Doug served as CEO and a Managing Director of BrightHouse Consulting, a BCG company.

Episode Notes

Learn more about the National Center for Civil and Human Rights here.

Learn more about The Woodruff Arts Center here.

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