Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Being an LGBTQ+ Ally, with Bernadette Smith

Podcasts Jun 9, 2020

Bernadette Smith is CEO of Equality Institute whose mission is to help organizations win bigger by treating workers and clients with dignity and respect. Bernadette has been featured on the Today Show, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and National Public Radio. She is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, thought leader and consultant and an award winning author of three books, with her fourth book Unassuming Assumptions scheduled for release later this year.

Today Bernadette talks about her career as a wedding planner and how it shaped her becoming a speaker and D&I consultant, what it means to be an ally, unconscious bias, and so much more.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.