602: How Kim Crowder Found Her Voice As a Firestarter

In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Kim Crowder as we discuss where companies now are in terms of diversity and inclusion today. Here, Kim talks about why it's unfortunate that companies had to wait for a George Floyd incident to happen before making changes. If anything, it is a testament to how companies don't listen to organizational cases that support the need for an inclusive workplace. Today, Kim speaks on how moving up in ranks opened her to the real barriers to inclusive workplaces, cultural nuances, the difference between liberation and justice, and more.

You – At Work and in a Business

For Kim, one of Forbes' top anti-racism educators that companies need, being bad in a job doesn't necessarily mean that you'll also be bad in a business. Being bad in a job or in a particular position can sometimes mean that you're just not built for the industrialization of work. This is very normal for entrepreneurs, who are natural catalysts for change and innovation. But how?

About Kim Crowder:

Kim Crowder is the CEO and founder of Kim Crowder Consulting. The firm uses a data-driven approach to partnering with companies and embed diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism into their DNA. That includes building equitable systems and processes for workplace culture and branding and communications. They shift cultures so that workplaces are safe for all identities to be valued, supported, innovative, and thriving by making DEIA a daily practice beyond individual initiatives.

Outline of the episode:

  • [02:20]Named by Forbes as one of the top anti-racism educators companies need
  • [04:05]Most of us come from lived experiences
  • [06:23]Kim Crowder – on understanding the lack of systems for real diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • [09:14]A Black family in South Korea
  • [12:05]Houston, Texas – home to Beyonce and little black girls who can sing
  • [15:00]The devil is in the details
  • [21:57]Being a bad employee doesn't follow being a poor entrepreneur
  • [24:05]Learn from your work now and find people who are doing what you want to do
  • [28:34] Hold spaces for other people's differences and take what you can


Website: https://www.kimcrowderconsulting.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimcrowder/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IamKimCrowder

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkimcrowder/

Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:

Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com

UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/

UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.