Race. Diversity. Inclusion. Mending the Broken Links in Supply Chains and Academia w/ Dr. Justin Goldston (Georgetown and Penn State)

Justin Goldston, PhD echoes the trials of many in our field. The journey is different based on the color of your skin, still.

👉🏽Is Diversity & Inclusion just lip service and social washing? What impact does the Black Lives Matter movement have on/in the workplace? How does one navigate discrimination and is there awareness in corporate America around racism and breaking systemic barriers, including how to engage HBCUs in SCM and STEM careers?

👉🏽These are questions being asked during a very real inflection point, in the midst of social and human health crises unfolding globally.

👉🏽 I had a LONG chat with Justin - one of the most provocative to date - potentially uncomfortable for some, however necessary for divergence and awareness. Justin has an accomplished career and expands on growing up in the south as an African American, starting his supply chain journey at an HBCU, and then transitioning to manufacturing, consulting and now in academia.

👉🏽Justin offers a unique perspective into the racism and bias that exists in supply chain organizations....and the opportunities that exists by embracing new ways of thinking and leading.

Topics covered include: 👉🏽how to engage historically black colleges and universities in SCM talent management, 👉🏽the internal headspace needed to navigate discrimination, 👉🏽cultural intelligence, bias in hiring from application to boardroom, 👉🏽the “echo chamber” in supply chain orgs that don’t embrace D&I, 👉🏽how the shift to remote work has accelerated D&I, 👉🏽 unpacking the Black Lives Matter movement for awareness in corporate America and academia

Have things changed or is social washing at an all time high? 💭

Link to episode 36~> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/supply-chain-revolution/id1496899179#episodeGuid=a4d2b524-0925-4282-ad05-105aa0b93dbd

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Sheri R. Hinish
Sheri R. Hinish
SupplyChainQueen ® | Executive Advisor and Change Leader | IBM Executive | Passionate about Supply Chain, Sustainability, Innovation, and Inclusive Leadership|

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