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Best podcasts about Indian Americans

Latest podcast episodes about Indian Americans

Our Curious Amalgam
#169 Shortchanged? The Treasury Department's Report on Labor Market Competition in the U.S.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 33:29


Labor market competition is one of the hottest issues in antitrust right now. Are workers being underpaid? Yes, says Treasury Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Neil Mehrotra, who joins Anant Raut and Alicia Downey to discuss the startling findings of Treasury's investigation into labor market competition. Listen to this episode to learn what we've misunderstood about labor market power, why workers are getting paid less than they should, and President Biden's long history combating this issue. With special guest: Neil Mehrotra, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomics in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Economic Policy Related Link: Investigation into labor market competition Hosted by: Anant Raut and Alicia Downey The episode is "Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month" with Indian-American host Anant Raut and guest Neil Mehrotra.

Success Made to Last
Success Made to Last features Emily Shah of Jungle Cry debuting in theaters May 20th and streaming June 16th

Success Made to Last

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 30:28


Success Legends welcomes Emily Shah, debuting Jungle Cry. This movie debuts May 20, 2022 in theaters with streaming on June 16th. Jungle Cry is based on a true AND SIGNIFICANT story that follows the journey of 12 underprivileged children, playing sports barefoot, who went on to win the prestigious U14 Rugby World Cup in England. The team came from the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Orissa, India, which has over 30,000 children from orphaned backgrounds. Emily Shah is an Indian American actress and daughter of famed Bollywood producer Prashant Shah. Hear the backstory on the making of this movie and the casting process of the young rugby players. This is moving podcast that points to "finding a place in your heart to do something of significance."

The Running for Real Podcast
Reshma Saujani: The Importance of Teaching Girls How to Successfully Fail - R4R 300

The Running for Real Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 62:48


Reshma Saujani says that her best thinking is done when she goes for a run. Those thoughts have led to her founding Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms; writing the best-selling Brave, Not Perfect and her new book, Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work; becoming the first Indian-American woman to run for the U.S. Congress; and being included on the Fortune 40 Under 40 list. When Reshma ran a marathon, it was because she'd just had a “really bad breakup.“ It was very much about healing and it was amazing,” she recalls. It also made an impact on her far greater than recovering from a broken romance. It was “the beginning of my journey,” she says. “In many ways it was the first time I really stuck with it, and I started really building that resiliency.” Resiliency is something that girls need but aren't typically taught, just one of the issues that Reshma confronts in her fight for women, girls, and the most vulnerable in society, as she and Tina discuss in this episode. For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode300. Thank you to Tracksmith, InsideTracker, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is a Boston-based company that truly cares about the quality of their running clothes. Running can be demanding on our clothes; they definitely go through wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers work with the finest materials and keep you in mind as a runner, with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites! Go here and use the code TINA15. You'll get free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5%    of your purchase to Runners for Public Lands! Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but haven't really found clear solutions? That is where InsideTracker can come in for you.  I have trusted this company for years to show me where I may be lacking and if I need a few tweaks here and there. I count on InsideTracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. Go here to get 25% off site wide. AG1 is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients to help strengthen your immune system. It's simple to make and it tastes good! Go here to get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D and five FREE travel packs with your subscription. Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are others are too, and you will help them feel less alone.  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. "Thank you" to Reshma.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

AmiTuckeredOut
Arun Venugopal Discusses The Two Faces Of Our Country

AmiTuckeredOut

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 47:42


Arun Venugopal is an American journalist and a Senior Reporter in the Race & Justice Unit at WNYC. He covers news regarding race, immigration, gender, and identity in the United States.We discuss our personal experiences growing up Indian-American in Houston, TX,  when he started reflected on these experiences while critiquing ideas of Asian-American exceptionalism in the United States, how the Model Minority myth may have evolved, and his favorite conversations while hosting WNYC's Micropolis series.We also touch upon the fear white working -class Americans still have, the idea of replacement theory,  and the political and cultural consciousness of the South Asian diaspora in the United States.He talks to me about his perfect NYC day, the time he experienced heartbreak, who he would like to collaborate with, and good old fashion Indian uncle jokes.Arun has appeared on PBS Newshour, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Salon. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion, and identity issues and has been a guest host of NPR's "Fresh Air.".  Arun serves as the regular fill-in host of the station's "U.S. of Anxiety" program. 

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast
S. 6 Ep. 134 Hyphenated Lives with Guest Namrata Patel 5-18-22

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 61:20


Namrata Patel has been writing for 20 years, but it wasn't until the pandemic that she had more time to work on it. She had always been interested in dual culture and challenges of the diaspora, specifically Indians who had moved to the United States. The isolation of COVID really brought home how lonely life can be if you don't feel like you fit anywhere. Her debut novel The Candid Life of Meena Dave follows a photojournalist who inherits an apartment from a stranger. The apartment in Back Bay Boston surrounds her with a close-knit network of other Indian-Americans.  Meena comes to learn more about herself and her culture, as well as understands the gift of found family and friendship through this experience. The book comes out June 1 but those book lovers who have Amazon Prime can download her book for free during the month of May with their First Reads program.  If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you are able to download 1 free book a month from their First Reads selections which are editor favorites hitting bookshelves the following month.  Just search First Reads in the search bar.       You can find Namrata Patel on instagram at @namratapatelauthor, on Twitter at Nampatel or on her author website, nampatel.com.   Follow us on Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover Instagram at @perksofbeingabookoverpod For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com.    Books Mentioned In This Episode: 1- A Room With a View by E. M. Forester 2- Six Days in Rome by Franscesca Giacco 3- My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith 4- The Candid Life of Meena Dave by Namrata Patel 5- Books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 6- Leonard: My Life as a Cat by Carly Sarosiak 7- The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman 8- The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl 9- Word by Word by Kory Stamper 10- Tidepool by Nicole Willson 11- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket 13- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 14- Persuasion by Jane Austen 16- FBI/US Attorneys series by Julie James 17- Into Thin Air by John Krakauer   Movies mentioned-- ET: The ExtraTerrestrial (1982)   Shows mentioned-- Lovecraft Country (HBO)

FORward Radio program archives
Perks S. 6 Ep. 134 | Namrata Patel | Hyphenated Lives | 5-18-22

FORward Radio program archives

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 61:20


Namrata Patel has been writing for 20 years, but it wasn't until the pandemic that she had more time to work on it. She had always been interested in dual culture and challenges of the diaspora, specifically Indians who had moved to the United States. The isolation of COVID really brought home how lonely life can be if you don't feel like you fit anywhere. Her debut novel The Candid Life of Meena Dave follows a photojournalist who inherits an apartment from a stranger. The apartment in Back Bay Boston surrounds her with a close-knit network of other Indian-Americans.  Meena comes to learn more about herself and her culture, as well as understands the gift of found family and friendship through this experience. The book comes out June 1 but those book lovers who have Amazon Prime can download her book for free during the month of May with their First Reads program.  If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you are able to download 1 free book a month from their First Reads selections which are editor favorites hitting bookshelves the following month.  Just search First Reads in the search bar.   You can find Namrata Patel on instagram at @namratapatelauthor, on Twitter at Nampatel or on her author website, nampatel.com. Follow us on Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover Instagram at @perksofbeingabookoverpod For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com.  Books Mentioned In This Episode: 1- A Room With a View by E. M. Forster 2- Six Days in Rome by Franscesca Giacco 3- My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith 4- The Candid Life of Meena Dave by Namrata Patel 5- Books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 6- Leonard: My Life as a Cat by Carly Sarosiak 7- The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman 8- The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl 9- Word by Word by Kory Stamper 10- Tidepool by Nicole Willson 11- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket 13- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 14- Persuasion by Jane Austen 16- FBI/US Attorneys series by Julie James 17- Into Thin Air by John Krakauer Movies mentioned-- ET: The ExtraTerrestrial (1982) Shows mentioned-- Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Fit As A Fiddle
Improving Wellbeing for Students and Teachers in American Public Schools

Fit As A Fiddle

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 52:02


While it's easy for some of our listeners to understand that there is inherent social injustice in the public school system in America, it is still a topic that is fraught with intense political, economical and ethical conversation. What we do know for sure is that there is always room for improvement at schools to progress our future society. Teacher burnout is real and so are statistics that point to increased detention, suspension, and dropout rates amongst children from communities of color. Today we have Indu Viswanathan, Ed.D join us today to chat about her 20 years of working in the field of education as a teacher, curriculum developer, teacher educator, and nonprofit research director. While we both felt like we barely scratched the surface conversing about the educational system in America along with the impact of practices of meditation and breathing techniques, there is so much that Indu brings light upon today. Instead of punishing students for behavior, Indu suggests we should be transforming students' outlook. She discusses her research and doctoral work and how it evolved over the years as she delved deeper into the literature. Indu's research focuses on immigration, education, and the transnational consciousness of second-generation Indian American teachers. She examines how American education and media reinscribe colonial-era biases about Hinduism, often actively silencing indigenous Dharmic perspectives and expression. Indu is concerned by how this impacts the lives and identities of Hindu American youth and is committed to generative inter-community engagement.Connect with Indu at:https://understandinghinduphobia.org/Twitter: @indumathi37Instagram: @indu37 medium.com/@induv

The Midlife Career Rebel Podcast
Finding Your Power When You Feel Powerless - Episode #22

The Midlife Career Rebel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 34:06


Episode 22: Finding Power When You Feel Powerless w/Deepa Purushothaman What happens when you're in a leadership position or a position of power, but you struggle with owning that title, that authority? How do you feel, find, and forge it when you've been conditioned not to? In midlife, most women go through an honest reckoning, a fundamental questioning of self and what's important to them and how they want to be in the world but rarely have the tools and process to discover the answers to those critical questions. Today on the podcast, my guest shares her research with other 500 women of color in unique and influential positions in corporate America but still struggle to find their full authentic voice. Women of color who have muted themselves or conformed to external expectations are now in search of not only redefining power but securing their own. In this episode of the Midlife Career Rebel Podcast, you'll discover… What it means to hold positions of power as women of color. How to identify the delusions that hold us back and how to overcome them. Why it's critical to permit yourself to go after what you want. What to do when faced with naysayers. Why it's essential to be part of a community of support. The questions to ask yourself to reclaim your voice and power. Featured On the Show: Join us in Career Rebel Academy: https://bit.ly/3mZ7Mwm Read The Few, the First, the Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America: https://www.amazon.com/First-Few-Only-Redefine-Corporate-ebook/dp/B0968BW9P9 Check out nFormation: For the Firsts, the Fews, and the Only: https://www.nformation.io/ Deepa Purushothaman: https://www.deepapuru.com Send me an email at hello@carolparkerwalsh.com. Check out my FREE three-part video series 10 Minute Career Jumpstart. About Our Guest Deepa Purushothaman Deepa is a former senior executive and a corporate inclusion visionary. She challenges and redefines the status quo of leadership, success, and power by centering on the needs and experiences of Women of Color. As a senior partner at Deloitte, Deepa spent more than 20 years helping clients transform and grow. She also focused on women's leadership and inclusion strategies as the Managing Partner of WIN, Deloitte's pioneering, globally renowned Women's Initiative, and the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the firm's history. After leaving Deloitte in 2020, Deepa co-founded nFormation, a membership-based community for professional Women of Color, offering brave, safe, new space and placing them in C-suite positions and on Boards. She is also a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a founding board member of Avasara, India's first leadership academy exclusively for young women. Deepa's book, “The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America”, was published in March 2022 to international acclaim. Deepa is a TED and SXSW speaker and has been featured across multiple publications such as TIME, PBS, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. Her TED talk has over 1M views. Rate, Review & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I'm loving the Midlife Career Rebel Podcast!" If that sounds like you, help us support more people like you to create a career and life they love. After all, the Midlife Career Rebel Podcast would not be possible without you. Click on the link below to subscribe, give us a five-star rating, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Apple Podcast Spotify Thanks for listening, Carol Be sure to follow me: Website: https://www.carolparkerwalsh.com/podcast LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/parkerwalsh Instagram: https://instagram.com/drcarolparkerwalsh Twitter: https://twitter.com/drcpwalsh Facebook: https://facebook.com/DrCarolParkerWalsh YouTube: https://youtube.com/carolparkerwalsh

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast
S35E27 - How Women of Color Can Redefine Identity and Power in the Workforce, with Deepa Purushothaman

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:00


In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Deepa Purushothaman about how women of color can redefine identity and power in the workforce. See the video here: https://youtu.be/5uIv4xXnvlY. Deepa Purushothaman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepapuru/) is the co-founder of nFormation which provides brave, safe, new space for professional women of color and a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to this, Deepa spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was the first Indian American woman to make partner in the company's history. Deepa was also Deloitte's national WIN (Women's Initiative) leader, the firm's renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women. Deepa has degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics. Deepa is an Aspen Fellow and speaks extensively on women and leadership. She has been featured at national conferences and in publications including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Harvard Business Review. Please leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts! Please consider supporting the HCI Podcast on Patreon. Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work! Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader. Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine. Ranked #5 Workplace Podcast Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast Ranked #7 HR Podcast Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts  Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 592296) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Zócalo Public Square
A Special Zócalo Music Presentation: How Immigrants Composed L.A.

Zócalo Public Square

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 56:49


In 1933, Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg immigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles; he would spend the rest of his life writing music and teaching composition at USC and UCLA. Following him, in 1940, came Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Stravinsky, who settled in Hollywood after making the move from France. Then, in 1942, fellow Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff arrived in Beverly Hills. These immigrants—and others who followed them—fused L.A.'s free-spirited culture with the traditions they brought with them from their homelands. A string quartet of four Los Angeles Opera musicians—cellist Evgeny Tonkha, violist Erik Rynearson, and violinists Roberto Cani and Ana Landauer—visits Zócalo to perform the music of L.A.'s immigrant composers, from Schoenberg to contemporary Indian American composer Reena Esmail, who continues in this proud tradition today by merging the worlds of Indian and Western classical music. This event was streamed live from the ASU California Center in Los Angeles, CA on April 28, 2022 in partnership with Artistic Soirées and the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Visit https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/ to read our articles and learn about upcoming events. Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepublicsquare Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepublicsquare/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zocalopublicsquare LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/z-calo-public-square

Future Hindsight
Radical Common Ground: Nisha Anand

Future Hindsight

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 42:27


Thursday, May 5th, 2022   Nisha Anand is an Indian-American activist, leader for racial justice, and the CEO of DreamCorps. Her expansive organizing experience solidified her belief in the power of working with unlikely partners to find real solutions. Nisha leads a diverse group of people who are learning, like her, the value of unconventional relationships. We discuss Dream Corps' work in criminal justice reform, building a green economy, and creating equity in tech.   We all have our humanity in common, which forms a strong and consistent philosophical foundation for building allyship across differences. When we have that human connection, we can do heroic things. We can heal divides.    Follow Nisha Anand on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishamanand    Follow Mila on Twitter: https://twitter.com/milaatmos    Follow Future Hindsight on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/futurehindsightpod/   Sponsors Subscribe to The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, wherever you listen or at jordanharbinger.com/subscribe   Go to Shopify.com/hopeful for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features.   Love Future Hindsight? Take our Listener Survey! http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=6tI0Zi1e78vq&ver=standard    Want to support the show and get it early? https://patreon.com/futurehindsight   Check out the Future Hindsight website! www.futurehindsight.com     Credits: Host: Mila Atmos Guest: Nisha Anand Executive Producer: Mila Atmos Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People
How Women of Color Heal Racial Trauma With Deepa Purushothaman

Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 61:49


Deepa Purushothaman joins me in this conversation on race to talk about the racism, isolation, and trauma many women of color experience in corporate America. What is it like for a woman of color to get promoted up to the executive suite and still have to deal with microaggressions, blatant racism, and trivialization? What is it like to be the only person of color in your school and to hear people say how much they hate you? What is it like as a woman of color to constantly have to prove your accomplishments while white people are never questioned? Hear the answers to these questions in this episode with Deepa Purushotaman as she shares her experiences and those of other women of color in the workforce. Key Topics: [2:30] Growing up as the only Indian-American in her school in an almost all-white town. [4:35] First experience with racism and speaking out at the age of eight [7:30] The trauma of racism and its effect on physical and mental health. [10:29] The importance of women of color getting together, sharing their experiences, and helping to heal each other. [13:14] Letting go of feeling responsible for your “whole group” or race. [16:22] Coming to terms with burnout from microaggressions, trying to fit in, and feeling alone. How Deepa began organizing dinners with other senior women of color across the country to heal together. [31:00] How to practice scenarios as an ally, and speak up as a woman of color. Know what to say and take care of yourself and be able to express pain. How not to feel responsible for other people's reactions. [41:27] Address systems and structures that have never included women of color. [44:51] How losing everything and having to go on public assistance was a turning point for Deepa Purushothaman and intensified her consciousness and empathy. [48:08] Issues of colorism and why some Asian women are uncomfortable talking to Black women about race. [51:52] While there are differences amongst women of color, there are also similarities that need to be addressed together.    Deepa Purushothaman Bio Many women of color have scars from climbing the corporate ladder. Sixty percent of WOC feel their companies are not properly prepared to handle racist incidents in the workplace – it's time to eliminate those incidents by creating unbiased and accountable corporate cultures. As the first Indian woman to become a partner at Deloitte, Deepa Purushothaman experienced isolation and burnout firsthand. And then came the overt workplace harassment. Her new book, THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America (March 1, 2022, Harper Business), lays the groundwork for how other women of color can redefine success on their own terms. It's the book she says she needed when launching her own career. Contact Info:https://www.deepapuru.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/deepapuru   Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist helps leaders create inclusive cultures. She is a consultant, speaker and facilitator and the host of the podcast, “Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People.” Contact Simma@SimmaLieberman.com Go to www.simmalieberman.com and www.raceconvo.com for more information Simma is a member of and inspired by the global organization IAC (Inclusion Allies Coalition) https://inclusioncoalition.info

American Building by Michael Graves Architecture and Design
50. The Role of Mentors in Design | Apoorva Rao of Michael Graves Architecture & Design

American Building by Michael Graves Architecture and Design

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 21:44


Today, I'm joined by senior architectural designer at Michael Graves Architecture & Design, Apoorva Rao. Apoorva shares what originally drew her to the field of architecture and how her passion for her family, Indian-American culture, theology, and philosophy ultimately inspired her thesis. She highlights the coaches and mentors who have helped shape her as a person and designer. She also touches on the role that Indian classical dance plays in her approach to architecture, and her dedication to always work from a place of boldness and courage. About the Guest:Apoorva Rao is a senior architectural designer at Michael Graves Architecture & Design, where she has worked for almost three years. She previously interned at Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design and Gluckman Tang Architects. She also did research at CEMEX, the Mexican construction materials manufacturer. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or on your favorite podcast platform. Topics Covered:Apoorva's path to becoming a senior architectural designer Early exposures to Indian architecture The mantra that has guided Apoorva's career How Apoorva has learned to ask and accept support The importance of understanding a client's challenges and expectations Apoorva's overarching career goals About Your HostAtif Qadir is the Founder & CEO of REDIST, a technology company making it easy for commercial real estate professionals to find and use the $100B of real estate incentives given out every year in the US.Resources and LinksApoorva Rao's LinkedInMichael Graves Architecture & Design LinkedInGrab our exclusive guide Seven Tips on How to Stand Out in Your FieldLearn more on the American Building websiteFollow us on InstagramConnect with Atif Qadir on LinkedInLearn more about Michael GravesLearn more about REDIST

Strung Out
Strung Out Episode 97 HYPHENISM

Strung Out

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 34:59


American culture is strange.  We pride ourselves of being one-people out of many, however, when it comes to identifying who we are, we usually resort to the good 'ol hyphen.  What those hyphenisms are and who came up with them are open for debate.  For example, Native-American or African-American only scratch the surface when describing two very diverse groups of Americans.  Most likely those hyphens were given and not created by the dominant, mainly white culture.  Racism plays a part in it, yet to further confuse the discussion, hyphenism is also embraced by many as a way of making them distinct in a society that at times seems also hellbent on the lowest common denominator.  So, an Indian-American and a Filipino-American may be surprised that on the American census, they are both considered Asian-American.  Another odd curve to this is the way society, especially the market-driven one will take a cultural festival or observation and turn it into an event that society will celebrate as a whole.  Thus, we now have St. Patrick's Day and Cinco De Mayo.  Is Holi, the Indian festival of throwing colored powders on each other next on the docket for Americans?  Is this a good thing for everyone to celebrate?  Does it bring us together in celebrating diversity or merely just exploiting another culture to sell some beer?  Let's discuss on STRUNG OUT!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/MrMartyMusic)

Human Voices
Kalpna Singh-Chitnis and The Tree

Human Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 24:37


The Human Family presents Human Voices, a podcast featuring conversations from artists and filmmakers creating socially aware and relevant art. Today, we are joined by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, an Indian-American filmmaker based in Greater Los Angeles. Her experimental short, THE TREE, will have its regional. premiere at the 2022 North Dakota Environmental Rights Film Festival. THE TREE is an experimental short, which draws attention to environmental concerns, such as deforestation and its effects on wildlife and our ecosystem. The Human Family is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) founded to promote human rights and social justice through film and art. Learn more about The Human Family at www.human-family.org or on social media at Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheHumanFamilyND/ or on Twitter: twitter.com/HumanFamily_ND This episode was produced, recorded, and mixed by Sean Coffman; Series artwork by Leah Marie Ecklund; and soundtrack by Peter McIsaac Music. Human Voices is a production of The Human Family. Learn more about and support the work of the Human Family by visiting www.human-family.org.

Talks from the Hoover Institution
Modern Data Infrastructure: Public & Private Implications

Talks from the Hoover Institution

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 34:46


Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Hoover Institution, Stanford University   Ro Khanna, Buno Pati, and John Villasenor  in conversation on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Congressman Ro Khanna represents California's 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Agriculture, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees, where he chairs the Environmental Subcommittee and is the Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, serves as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus, and is the Democratic Vice Chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans.  Buno Pati is CEO of Infoworks.io. The company's software solutions are enabling enterprise organizations to fully leverage their data assets and realize faster time-to-value in the cloud. Prior to assuming the role of CEO in 2019, Pati held Executive Chairman and Chairman roles at the company from its inception in 2014. Pati brings over 20 years of experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, board member, and investor in technology companies. Pati is also a partner at Centerview Capital. John Villasenor is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and is also on the faculty at UCLA, where he is a professor of electrical engineering, public policy, law, and management. Villasenor's work considers the technology, policy, and legal issues arising from key technology trends, including the growth of artificial intelligence and the increasing complexity and interdependence of today's networks and systems.  

The Intersectional Fertility Podcast
Resham Mantri: The Importance of Death Work

The Intersectional Fertility Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 59:48


Resham Mantri (she/they) is a first generation Indian American writer and death worker. In this episode, Josie and Resham discuss the importance of decolonizing death, the intersection of trying to conceive and the fragile nature of life, and divorce as reproductive loss. Resham also offers wisdom and comfort to those who have experienced loss on their fertility journey. Content warning: This episode discusses death and reproductive loss.Follow Resham on Instagram, and check out their website and Substack.  

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
Episode 137 - Gina Cherian & Marvin Williams

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 57:44


Gina Cherion emailed me recently asking about Systems Theory in non white spaces, specifically how differentiation works in Asian culture. Gina is a pastor of Indian descent and when I received her email I knew I wanted to interview her and Marvin Williams who I have gotten to know through my Systems work and through Capable Life. Marvin is doing doctoral work at Fuller Seminary on Systems Theory, specifically on black presence in majority culture. I LOVED this conversation with these two pastors who led us on a great journey of managing expectations, carrying the weight of culture, shape shifting and more.   Gina Cherian has served the church in various roles, including serving as a campus pastor of a large multisite church and her current role as a pastor at Hope Community Church on the North Shore of Chicago. Gina longs to see every person discover the life-changing grace of Christ that has transformed her life. As an Indian-American woman, she is passionate about advancing the beautiful multiethnic community described in Revelation to our reality today. Gina is a devoted fan of all things related to her hometown of Chicago: sports, food, and even the weather. She resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two kids. Marvin Williams has served as  the Lead Pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan since February 2010. He is a graduate of Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife Tonia have three children.  In addition to his ministry at Trinity Church, he was a regular devotional author for Our Daily Bread and Our Daily Journey and was one of the Bible Teachers for Sports.org. He is also a contributor to Scott Williams' best-selling book, Church Diversity. He regularly speaks at conferences, retreats, chapels and churches around the country.

AmiTuckeredOut
Rahul Dubey Opens His Door

AmiTuckeredOut

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 56:47


BONUS EPISODEThe George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, an act that would have created national standards for policing in an effort to increase accountability, sadly couldn't reach a bipartisan deal-leaving it dead in the water. We all have heard about the horrific killing of George Floyd, the protests that occurred after, and the many stories that have been shared over social media. Today, I interviewed Rahul Dubey, one of Time Magazine's Heroes of 2020 who simply, as he puts it, opened the door to those in need. On June 1, 2020, Rahul Dubey was at home in Washington, DC, as demonstrators filled the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd. After a 7 p.m. curfew, he noticed crowds in the street outside who were seemingly trapped and being pepper-sprayed by police. We talk about his story of housing 70 protestors overnight to help them avoid curfew, the fear and pure terror he felt for himself and the demonstrators, and how that one night changed his life.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/george-floyd-should-receive-posthumous-pardon-for-drug-charge-texas-parole-board-says-11633461144

Work From The Inside Out
172: You Have Power, Even When You Think You Don't - Deepa Purushothaman

Work From The Inside Out

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 43:03


As Deepa Purushothaman grew up, she always felt different. Being one of a few students of color amongst the 500 in her school in White House Station, New Jersey, she felt challenged to belong. Each summer, Deepa would go to India to visit family, and she didn't fit in there either, because she was ‘very American'. At home, race was not discussed. She had an inner drive and a competitive spirit, that propelled her through her different-ness. Deepa was the only girl on the boys soccer team. Later, she realized that breaking boundaries and navigating unfamiliar spaces were the paths on which she was to travel. Deepa went on to earn degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard's Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics, consecutively. She followed her interests in politics and policy, spending her junior year in Washington, D.C. interning at the White House and the U.S. State Department. Upon graduation, Deepa felt private sector experience was important, so she joined the consulting firm, Deloitte, intending to stay for a few years. Two-plus decades later, Deepa was a senior partner at Deloitte, focusing on women's leadership and strategies to help women of color navigate corporate structures. She was the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to become a Partner in the firm's history. Deepa spent many years growing Deloitte's Social Impact Practice and served as the National Managing Principal of Inclusion and the Managing Partner of WIN, Deloitte's renowned Women's Initiative. In these roles, she advised Fortune 100 clients on inclusion strategy and focused on acquiring and retaining diverse talent in the US firm. Leaving Deloitte in 2020, Deepa co-founded nFormation, a company created for women of color by women of color. nFormation is a membership-based community for professional women of color, offering brave, safe, new space and helping place women of color in C-suite positions and on Boards. Deepa wrote a book, The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, published in March 2022.  In this week's Work From The Inside Out podcast, learn more about Deepa's journey: Deepa practices what she preaches. She is a founding board member of Avasara, India's first leadership academy exclusively for young women. She has also served on the Board of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the UN WEP's Leadership Group. Deepa is a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School where she concentrates on research to combat systemic racism in corporate structures to help Women of Color rise. Learn more and connect with Deepa here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepapuru/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/n2formation https://www.facebook.com/n2formation https://twitter.com/n2formation https://www.n2formation.com/

Inclusion Begins with Me: Conversations That Matter
Deepa Purushothaman on the Cost of Power and Success in Corporate America

Inclusion Begins with Me: Conversations That Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 44:07


What is the true cost of women's success in corporate America? How are women navigating the climb to reach the coveted seat of leadership?Deepa Purushothaman, a “first” senior partner at Deloitte, the first Indian-American woman, and one of the youngest people to make Partner in the firm's history, knows first-hand what price ethnically and racially diverse women pay to become leaders in their organizations. In this episode, Deepa shares her deeply personal journey as one of “the first, the few, the only.” Listen to Cindy and Deepa talk about:why success can no longer be divorced from healthwhy assimilating to a certain leadership style erodes authenticityhow women of color can redefine powerDeepa's new book is “The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America.”--Learn more about MetLife's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at metlife.com/about-us/global-diversity-equity-inclusion/Subscribe to our podcast.  Rate and leave us a review.Produced by Hueman Group Media.

Deliberate Leaders Podcast with Allison Dunn
How Women of Color Can Redefine Identity and Power in the Workforce with Deepa Purushothaman

Deliberate Leaders Podcast with Allison Dunn

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 27:03


Deepa Purushothaman was one of the first senior partners at Deloitte, where she spent more than 20 years focusing on women's leadership and inclusion strategies to help women of color navigate corporate structures. She was the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to make Partner in the firm's history. After leaving Deloitte in 2020, Deepa co-founded nFormation, a membership-based community for professional women of color, offering brave, safe, new space and helping place women of color in C-suite positions and on Boards.Deepa's book The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, was published by HarperCollins in March 2022. In the book, Deepa shares stories from women of color and lays the groundwork for how women can unearth their power and channel it to redefine success for their most authentic selves.Deepa is a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School where she concentrates on research to combat systemic racism in corporate structures to help women of color rise. She is also a founding board member of Avasara, India's first leadership academy exclusively for young women. She has degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics. She lives in Los Angeles.During the interview, we discuss…how corporate America is not built for us or by us, and what needs to changehow to reframe the “fit in” and “lean in” mentalities that have left women burnt out and isolatedadvice for women who are ‘“the first, the few, the only”moving past “working harder” to get aheadcommonalities for underrepresented groupsovercoming limited images of leadershipevolving workplaces with culturecreating cultures of belongingGet Deepa's book, The First, the Few, the Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/First-Few-Only-Redefine-Corporate/dp/0063084716Get in touch with Deepa after the interview…Email: deepa@n2formation.comWebsite: https://www.deepapuru.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepapuruTwitter: https://twitter.com/deepapuruFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/deepa.purushothaman.75Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deepa.puru

Winervana
16: Akhil Reddy: an Indian-American wine pioneer working in Texas

Winervana

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 36:54


Akhil Reddy is a second-generation grape grower and winery owner living and working on 400 unlikely acres in the Texas panhandle.  We talk about his family's journey, the challenges he faces, and his unique circular vineyard. 

The Zag
Episode 315: Usha Tewari episode

The Zag

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 9:47


Usha Tewari, 2017 NLC Orlando, is a first-generation Indian American, passionate advocate, and congressional ambassador. She worked full time and was the sole caregiver for her mother who had Alzheimer's disease. Usha understands what it takes to advocate for individuals, and she shares her passion and caregiving journey on social media on her own podcast. Check them out below.Instagram- @TheIndianCaregiverPodcast- The Indian Caregiver - Advocating & Caregiving in a Purple World

Mother Honestly Podcast
Pay Up: The Unpaid Labor Of Women And Its Effect On Their Careers and Well-being with Reshma Saujani

Mother Honestly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 40:45


Blessing Adesiyan and Andrea Mullan recognize how important the conversation around the unpaid labour of women/mothers is and how dire it is for actionable solutions to be found. Women are buckling under the immense physical and mental load of it all, especially mothers and not enough is being said or done to help lessen this burden on women. We spoke about this with Reshma Saujani, C.E.O and Founder, Girls Who Code. Reshma began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During the race, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code. Reshma is also the author of Brave, Not Perfect–a movement rooted in her experience, TedTalk, book, and podcast encouraging women to live their bravest, fullest lives.    This podcast is in partnership with Indeed, the world's number one job site, a company committed to helping women find better work. Visit www.indeed.com/betterwork and join us as we #LevelUpWithIndeed. Become a member of the Mother Honestly Private Network by visiting www.motherhonestly.com/membership and if you are a Company seeking support for your employees and their families, visit www.motherhonestly.com/atwork to provide real solutions at home and at work. The Motherboard launched last week! Get feedback, coaching, and advice on big decisions with the nation's leading thought-leaders on the homefront and workfront, visit www.motherhonestly.com/motherboard to get personalized guidance tailored to you. You can also expense this cost as a stipend, Learning and Development, and or Professional Development You can visit our guest today at https://girlswhocode.com/

New Faces of Democracy
Nisha Anand on Radical Common Ground

New Faces of Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 37:01


This episode features Indian-American activist and racial justice leader Nisha Anand of https://www.thedreamcorps.org/ (Dream Corps). Once a radical grassroots activist arrested in Burma for passing out pro-democracy leaflets, Nisha's expansive organizing experience and work with mentors like Van Jones, solidified her belief in the power of working with unlikely partners to find real solutions. As Dream Corps' CEO, Nisha leads a diverse group of people who are learning, like her, the value of unconventional relationships. Nisha and Nancy speak about how we can and must work with people across the divide to come up with lasting solutions to our biggest problems; how these solutions are enriched, not compromised, when we find common ground; and an optimistic take on our ability to tackle the climate crisis. If you're interested in learning more about Nisha's journey from punk-rock protester to common ground champion, check out her TED talk, https://www.ted.com/talks/nisha_anand_the_radical_act_of_choosing_common_ground_mar_2020?language=en (The Radical Act of Choosing Common Ground).

Chi O Conversations
Sonal Patel-Cochran

Chi O Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 22:56


Ever wanted to catapult your passion into an international brand? Tune in to our Chi O Conversations podcast today as Chi Omega CEO Leslie Herington sits down with Sonal Patel-Cochran, Psi Gamma/Mercer University as she explains how she took her love for traditional art from her Indian American heritage and established, Tribe, a crafted and curated retail collection showcasing the story of local artisans all over the world one colorful masterpiece at a time. Click the link in our bio to watch the video conversation or catch the audio version on Apple Podcast or Spotify

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
Ep201 - Michael Maliakel: Making His Broadway Debut as Aladdin

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 56:03


Michael Maliakel recently made his Broadway debut, following Broadway's reopening, starring in the title role of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Additional credits include the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul u/s), Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston, Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Rep), and She Loves Me (PlayMakers Rep). You may have also seen Michael on TV in Bull, and FBI.  As a first generation Indian American, Michael reflects on what he calls his “unexpected journey” to a career in the performing arts, including how his love for music brought him to the Peabody Conservatory to earn a degree in opera. He speaks candidly about representation in the industry, noting that as a child he had no real role models or examples for what his performing arts career could be, but trusted his gut and the way music made him feel alive in order to create space for himself and others like him. Michael also opens up about making his Broadway debut as the title character in a hit Disney musical, including the whirlwind audition process which began in the midst of the COVID shutdown, and the “full goosebumps” moment of his first curtain call as Aladdin.  In this episode, we talk about:  Attending the American Boychoir School in Princeton Using his facebook profile picture as his headshot at an open call  The interactive and collaborative experience of choral singing, and theater  Touring with Phantom of the Opera as the Raoul understudy  His love for Broadway's Spring Awakening, and Bridges of Madison County Connect with Michael: IG @michaelmaliakel Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast TikTok: @thetheatrepodcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Uplifting Impact
Navigating Corporate America: Women of Color in the Workplace

Uplifting Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 22:25


Deepa Purushothaman was a first senior partner at Deloitte, where she spent more than 20 years focusing on women's leadership and inclusion strategies to help women of color navigate corporate structures. She was the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to make Partner in the firm's history. After leaving Deloitte in 2020, Deepa co-founded nFormation, a membership-based community for professional women of color, offering brave, safe, new space and helping place women of color in C-suite positions and on Boards. In this episode, Deepa and Deanna really dive into a conversation about the experiences and struggles facing women of color in the workplace. Deepa really invites the listener to examine the structures and systems that have been created within corporate America, who created those structures, and the ways in which they do not serve women of color on a systemic and individual level. They also talked about Deepa's book, The First, The Few, The Only; How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, a call to action for women of color to find power and community, in order to advocate for a new corporate environment. To learn more and connect with Deepa, find her on her website: https://www.deepapuru.com/ Topics In This Episode The things we believe about corporate America, versus what is true about corporate America Why white leaders in America don't know how to find diverse leaders The truth about meritocracy in the workplace Embracing the moments that allow us to each step into our own power The result microaggressions have on women of color and on their health Coping mechanisms for processing events in the workplace Creating community and a safe space in order to be able to have difficult conversations. Connect Deepa's website: https://www.deepapuru.com/ The First, The Few, The Only on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0063084716 Other Conversations We've Enjoyed The Connection Between Trust and DEI Retention Strategies For The New Era of Employment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Gateways to Awakening
Drop Your Limits, Rise to Your Potential - A Groundbreaking Approach to Goal Setting with Classpass' founder, Payal Kadakia

Gateways to Awakening

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022


Today’s episode is with Payal Kadakia, the founder and executive chairman of ClassPass, a monthly membership program that provides people of all fitness levels access to the best boutique fitness classes, gyms, and wellness experiences across the US and abroad. Since its launch in 2013, ClassPass has facilitated almost 100 million reservations across 22,000 partner studios in over 20 countries. Payal is also the founder and artistic director of The Sa Dance Company, founded in 2009 with the mission to increase awareness of Indian Dance in the mainstream. Payal has been listed as one of FAST COMPANY’s 100 Most Creative People, and was named to FORTUNE’s 40 under 40 list. Her book LIFEPASS: Drop Your Limits, Rise to Your Potential - A Groundbreaking Approach to Goal Setting debuted on February 15th, 2022. We talk about the following and more: ✅ Why she created Classpass and how the company transformed her ✅ How her experience of growing up Indian American influenced her journey ✅ How she deals with fear on her journey ✅ What it takes to set goals and commit to them ✅ In her book, she talks about “finding your gift and giving it away” ✅ The importance of setting clear boundaries as an entrepreneur ✅ How she deals with adversity and change as an entrepreneur Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected. As always we appreciate reviews on Apple.

Redefining ABCD
Larger Than Us: Power in Learning your Mother Tongue (w/ Subhadra Suresh)

Redefining ABCD

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 47:52


In this episode of Larger Than Us, Keerthi and Sneha talk to Subhadra Suresh, an aunty who they have grown up learning Tamil from and who is a major role model in their community in Cincinnati, to dive into the conversation of how your mother tongue can connect you to your cultural identity. They dive into their personal experiences, how their community strengthened from establishing a language school, and how learning the language influenced the way they are prideful in their heritage. While they discuss the impact language has on their understanding of cultural identity, they also explore the various conversations and thoughts Subhadra aunty had as a parent to first-generation Indian-Americans. While they discuss the important relationship between parents and their children, she concludes the episode with ways people can be kind to themselves and dive into the curiosity of learning their mother tongue.  ------ [intro/outro credits] Ravi Ray Audio: https://ravirayaudio.com/

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast
S. 6 Ep. 129 Masala In a Mason Jar with Guest Neema Avashia 4-6-22

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 60:00


We've talked about many books on this podcast with an Appalachian setting. And in the Trump and post-Trump era, talking heads have been trying to understand Appalachia. After the publishing of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, a book about Appalachia that many people love to hate, a whole slew of books by diverse Appalachian writers came out that showed other versions of this complicated region of the country. Neema Avashia's new book of essays, Another Appalachia: Growing Up Indian and Queer in a Mountain Place really demonstrates those contradictions and strong sense of place. Neema is a middle school teacher who lives in Boston, but she grew up in a small West Virginia town that was built up around the chemical industry that used the state's coal to power its plants. Her parents migrated from India and Neema had what she felt was a magical childhood. But as much as she loved her hometown and home state, as she became an adult she had to to come to terms with what home means when you are Indian-American, Hindu, vegetarian, and queer growing up in a place that is overwhelming white, meat and potatoes, and Christian. Her essays ask interesting questions about what it means to love a place that doesn't always love you back. You can find Neema on instagram at @avashia and at her author website www.neemaavashia.com. Follow us on Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover Instagram at @perksofbeingabookoverpod For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com. Books Discussed in this Episode: 1- Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia 2- The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa 3- Drowned Town by Jayne Moore Waldrop 4- Death in the Air: The Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City by Kate Winkler Dawson 5- Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson Articles mentioned-- What Does the Image of the Cat Signify in Japanese Literature? by Dee Das bookriot.com/cats-in-japanese-fiction/

FORward Radio program archives
Perks S. 6 Ep. 129 | Neema Avashia | Masala in a Mason Jar |4-6-22

FORward Radio program archives

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 60:00


We've talked about many books on this podcast with an Appalachian setting. And in the Trump and post-Trump era, talking heads have been trying to understand Appalachia. After the publishing of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, a book about Appalachia that many people love to hate, a whole slew of books by diverse Appalachian writers came out that showed other versions of this complicated region of the country. Neema Avashia's new book of essays, Another Appalachia: Growing Up Indian and Queer in a Mountain Place really demonstrates those contradictions and strong sense of place. Neema is a middle school teacher who lives in Boston, but she grew up in a small West Virginia town that was built up around the chemical industry that used the state's coal to power its plants. Her parents migrated from India and Neema had what she felt was a magical childhood. But as much as she loved her hometown and home state, as she became an adult she had to to come to terms with what home means when you are Indian-American, Hindu, vegetarian, and queer growing up in a place that is overwhelming white, meat and potatoes, and Christian. Her essays ask interesting questions about what it means to love a place that doesn't always love you back. You can find Neema on instagram at @avashia and at her author website www.neemaavashia.com. Follow us on Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover Instagram at @perksofbeingabookoverpod For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com. Books Discussed in this Episode: 1- Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia 2- The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa 3- Drowned Town by Jayne Moore Waldrop 4- Death in the Air: The Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City by Kate Winkler Dawson 5- Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson Articles mentioned-- What Does the Image of the Cat Signify in Japanese Literature? by Dee Das https://bookriot.com/cats-in-japanese-fiction/

The Good Life Coach
Deepa Purushothaman: How Women of Color can Redefine Power in Corporate America

The Good Life Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 44:03


Deepa worked in Corporate America for 21 years and left to co-found nFormation with Rha Goddess, which provides a brave, safe, and new space for professionals who are women of color. She is the author of “The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color can Redefine Power in Corporate America” which we discuss in this interview. Tune in to hear now and access the show notes at https://thegoodlifecoach.com/177 Join my newsletter and get a free copy of my book, “Design a Life You Love”. WE DISCUSS: 1️⃣ Why Deepa left a Big 4 Accounting Firm after 21 years to Launch nFormation. 2️⃣ The work she is doing with nFormation with Rha Goddess and the research they are doing with Billie Jean King and how that lead to their Ted Talk with over a million views. 3️⃣ Sorting through identity and challenges as a Woman of Color. 4️⃣ How 2 out of the 3 women of color she interviewed for the book are dealing with navigating health challenges and why. 5️⃣ The self-editing women of color do to conform in patriarchal corporate environments. 6️⃣ The delusions people in corporate are operating under. 7️⃣ Owning your power as a woman of color and defining that for yourself. 8️⃣ The micro-aggressions women of color experience in the corporate world. ABOUT OUR GUEST Deepa Purushothaman is a co-founder of nFormation, a company for women of color by women of color. nFormation provides brave, safe, new space for professional women of color. Deepa is also a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to this, Deepa spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was the first Indian American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the company's history. Deepa was also the US Managing Partner of WIN (Women's Initiative), Deloitte's renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women. Deepa has degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics. She speaks extensively on women and leadership. She has been featured at national conferences and in publications including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review. She is also an Aspen Fellow. RESOURCES MENTIONED Deepa's Book – The First, the Few, the Only Deepa's Ted Talk with Rha Goddess Deepa's website Michele's Book: Design a Life You Love Michele on Instagram Thank you for listening to the show!

Go To Market Grit
CMO Tinder, George Felix: Trusting Your Gut, ‘Smelling Like a Man,' and Swiping Right

Go To Market Grit

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 59:13


George Felix, now the CMO of Tinder, was marketing Old Spice body wash at a time when the brand was circling the drain. His team at Procter & Gamble almost let their big break slip away when initially passing on the “Hello ladies” campaign - an ad that would later go viral on Facebook and YouTube. George recalls how the agency pitching the idea stood their ground and pressed on with conviction, an experience that taught him a lot about trusting your gut and standing up for what you believe in.In this episode, George and Joubin talk about his close relationship with his father, who passed away in 2006; the unusual way he, as an intern at Procter & Gamble, started a lifelong friendship with his then-boss Kevin Hochman; behind-the-scenes stories making ads for Old Spice and KFC; and the unusual truth about Tinder's brand that attracted George to the company last year.In this episode, we cover: George's education-focused Indian-American parents, and how they wound up in Toledo, Ohio (05:52) If they could talk one more time, what would he ask his late father? (12:17) What startups can learn about brand-building from older firms like Procter & Gamble (16:28) How not having a real desk at P&G helped George network with his colleagues (20:30) Executing the Old Spice “smell like a man” campaign — and the award-winning TV ad that completely revitalized the brand (25:10) The crippling fear of ambiguity, and the importance of being “a little uncomfortable” (33:35) Reviving KFC's brand with another viral ad, starring Darrell Hammond as Colonel Sanders (37:58) Why George went to Tinder, and the potential he saw to reshape its brand (44:02) Spontaneity in dating, and overcoming the stigma against meeting people online (47:29) The “Tinder Swindler” and why Tinder isn't just one thing (52:55) Links: Connect with GeorgeLinkedIn Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: grit@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

Coaching for Leaders
574: How to Reduce Frictions That Slow Good Intentions, with Deepa Purushothaman

Coaching for Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 40:00


Deepa Purushothaman: The First, The Few, The Only Deepa is the co-founder of nFormation, a company which provides a brave, safe, and new space for professionals who are women of color. She spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was a first herself: an Indian American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the company's history. In her time there, she helped grow Deloitte's Social Impact Practice, served as a National Managing Partner of Inclusion, and served as the Managing Partner of WIN—the firm's renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women. Deepa speaks extensively on women and leadership. She has been featured at national conferences and in publications including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review. She is the author of The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color can Redefine Power in Corporate America*. Key Points The corporate space has not fostered true equity. Often, many of us don't see the systemic examples each day of friction. “We can't find you,” is an often believed delusion when companies intend to attract more women of color. “I don't see color,” is often a well-intended belief, but in practice often marginalizes the lives experiences of women of color. “DEI will fix it all,” is an illusion. We all should be supporting peers in formal DEI roes to volunteer, show up, and be key partners in the work that benefits all of you. “You got white-manned,” reflects the belief that the world has to be a zero-sum competition. Resources Mentioned The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color can Redefine Power in Corporate America* by Deepa Purushothaman Interview Notes Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Start Finding Overlooked Talent, with Johnny Taylor, Jr. (episode 544) The Way Managers Can be Champions for Justice, with Minda Harts (episode 552) Overcome Resistance to New Ideas, with David Schonthal (episode 557) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.

Spoilerpiece Theatre
Episode #403: "Death on the Nile," "Scream," "7 Days," and the 2022 Oscars

Spoilerpiece Theatre

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 67:13


We start by discussing this year's Oscars, particularly the winners, the snubs, and our overall thoughts on the program. Then Dave and Evan review the Roshan Sethi's rom-com 7 DAYS (11:49), about a mismatched Indian-American couple (Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan) who start out on a traditional pre-arranged date and have to shelter in place together once COVID spreads. Next, we all tackle the latest SCREAM movie (21:55), a meta horror flick that has us split. After that we cover Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Agatha Christie murder mystery DEATH ON THE NILE (42:19), another film that has us divided. And in this week's Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about the winner of our women-directed films poll, Susan Seidelman's 1985 dramedy, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna!

AmiTuckeredOut
Neel Patel Tells Me How To Be

AmiTuckeredOut

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 48:24


Today I get to interview my 3rd author,  Neel Patel. Neel Patel is a screenwriter and author who grew up in Champaign, Illinois and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he writes for TV and film.  His first book, If You See Me, Don't Say Hi, is a New York Times Book Review Editors' choice, an NPR Best Book of 2018, and has been optioned for television.His writing has appeared in Elle India, The Paris Review, on Buzzfeed.com, and many moreI chat with him about his debut Novel, Tell Me How To Be, which I found out about after Lilly Singh gave him a shoutout on her platform, Lilly's Library.  It focuses on a mother-son relationship, Indian-American stereotypes, and has the best Guju (Gujarati) phrases sprinkled in throughout the book.  What else do you want?We also chat about how we were both bad at math, his coming out story, why stories like this are so important to the Indian-American community, why leaving home and then coming back helped inspire his novel, and all that yummy Indian homemade food we both miss.

WiseUp TX
WiseUp with Varun Nikore from AAPI Victory Alliance

WiseUp TX

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 23:22


In this episode, host Punam Kaji talks to Executive Director of AAPI Victory Alliance, Varun Nikore. AAPI Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are receiving national attention with a rapidly growing population and an activated electorate. Hear how AAPI voters in Texas have become a focus of the national org, AAPI Victory Alliance. About Varun: For more than 30 years, Mr. Nikore has been involved in national, state and local politics as a campaign strategist, fundraiser and policy advisor. In 1998, Mr. Nikore was appointed to serve in the Clinton Administration. He is founder and past-President of the Indian American Leadership Initiative, the largest Indian American network of Democrats in the U.S., and the Executive Director of the AAPI Victory Alliance. Learn more about WiseUp TX, volunteer, or donate on our website. The WiseUp TX podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and the WiseUp TX website. Also tune in on Radio Azad – download the app or 104.9 FM in Dallas. WiseUp TX is non-partisan and does not support any candidates or political party. But, we love to hear from South Asian candidates, and other candidates who want to talk to our South Asian followers! WiseUp TX interviews candidates who (1) reach out to us (2) are running in regions with Asian population density and/or (3) are of South Asian descent. For the general election, WiseUp TX makes an effort to reach out to key opponent.

Gateway to Anime
Episode 39 - Interview with producer, director, writer, YouTube personality and actor Adi Shankar

Gateway to Anime

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 37:11


This week we interviewed Adi Shankar! Adi is an Indian-American producer, director, writer, YouTube personality and actor. He is best known for: Castlevania, Dredd, The Grey and his YouTube "Bootleg Universe" series of pop culture satire shorts including: Power/Rangers, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Pokemon: The end of Pokemon. We chatted to Adi about a broad range of topics but primarily his new show The Guardians of Justice, which has recently come out on Netflix.

The Creative Spark
113: The Creative Spark Ep. 113 with Guest Kevin Negandhi

The Creative Spark

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 55:37


Episode 113 - If you are a big sports fan like myself, you will definitely recognize this week's guest Kevin Negandhi.  He is everywhere on ESPN.  He's an anchor on SportsCenter, he also covers ESPN College Football on ABC.  He's hosted Baseball Tonight, College Football Live and Outside the Lines.  He has also been a fill-in anchor on NFL Live and First Take.  He has also hosted the Rose Parade, Special Olympic World Games and USA Games on ESPN and ABC. And to top it all off, Kevin hosted the first ever NBA Draft that aired on ABC in 2020.  And Kevin is the first anchor of Indian-American descent to be on a national sports network in American television history.  Join me as I chat Kevin up about his fantastic work on ESPN, his creative process as well as his role as a trailblazer in the sports journalism field.  You won't want to miss this conversation! To learn more about Kevin: https://www.instagram.com/kevinnegandhi/ https://www.facebook.com/KNegandhiESPN To learn more about host G. Brian Benson:   www.gbrianbenson.com www.habitsforsuccessbook.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/gbrianbenson Facebook: www.facebook.com/gbrianbensonmedia LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gbrianbenson/   Produced by Casey Jarombek ✌ Brought to you by Reawaken Media  www.reawakenmedia.com 

Many Roads to Here
Living In a Gilded Cage

Many Roads to Here

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 36:21


In the early 1900s, Rani Bagai's grandparents arrived in California ready to start a new life. But citizenship requirements and prejudice against   Indian-Americans made settling in more difficult. In this conversation, historian Johanna Ogden speaks with Rani about her grandparents' fraught immigration history, anti-colonial movements on the American West Coast, and how the goalposts for American citizenship in the 20th century kept getting moved. Jo is an independent historian who focuses on South Asian history in Oregon, especially the formation of the Ghadar party. These two women talked in June 2021 at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon. For sensitive listeners, please be warned that this episode contains mentions of suicide. Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story. Many thanks to Rani Bagai and Johanna Ogden for their time and wisdom, and to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon for allowing us to record there. This episode is part of the I Am an American series, generously funded by Anne Naito-Campbell. We also thank South Asian American Digital Archive (SADA) for connecting us with Rani and providing images for this episode. This episode was produced by Caitlin Dwyer. Our audio editing was done by Caitlin Dwyer, assisted by Gregg Palmer. Music was composed by Corey Larkin. Our executive producer is Sankar Raman. For more stories, visit theimmigrantstory.org/manyroads, listen live at prp.fm, or stream us wherever you get your podcasts.

Signal Boost
Varun Nikore!

Signal Boost

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 24:49


Executive Director of the AAPI Victory Alliance Varun Nikore joins Zerlina on the show to talk about the AAPI vote in the upcoming midterms & redistricting in North Carolina and Pennsylvania! For more than 30 years, Nikore has been involved in national, state and local politics as a campaign strategist, fundraiser and policy advisor. In 1998, Nikore was appointed to serve in the Clinton Administration. He is founder and past-President of the Indian American Leadership Initiative, the largest Indian American network of Democrats in the U.S., and the Executive Director of the AAPI Victory Alliance.

Hinduism In Ancient World Documented, Practices
Hindu Kings Of Iraq Turkey Syria Lebanon Egypt Italy Mitanni Empire

Hinduism In Ancient World Documented, Practices

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 10:05


The Mitanni Empire covered what is now known as Iraq, Turkey Syria, Lebanon,Egypt and included Italy. They were the ancestors of these people. Mitanni were the ancestors of the Egyptians as well. These Kings and even a Roman Emperor sported Thiruman, The Vaishnavite marks on their Body.   The Sun King Akhenaten of Egypt who ruled between 1352-1336 BC was a son-in-law of Tushratta, the Mitanni king. The name Tushratta has been recorded in the Hittite cuneiform script.   Some have suggested that the Sanskrit origin of Tushratta is Dasaratha, a few others that it is Tvesaratha (having splendid chariots), a name which is attested in the Rigveda. “The first Mitanni king was Sutarna I (good sun). He was followed by Baratarna I (or Paratarna great sun), Parasuksatra(ruler with axe),…. Saustatar (Sauksatra, son of Suksatra, the good ruler), Artadama (abiding in cosmic law)..Tushratta (Dasaratha), and finally Matiwazza (Mativaja, whose wealth is thought) during whose lifetime the Mitanni state appears to have become a vassal to Assyria”. Subhash Kak traces the ‘arna' syllable in the names of the kings to ‘araNi' (अरणि) meaning ‘sun'… Akhenaten, Surya, and the Rigveda', Prof Subhash Kak (an Indian American computer scientist, previous Head of Computer Science Department, Oklahoma State University) ‘ “A number of Indo-European sounding words have been identified in the cuneiform documents of the Mitanni kingdom (1500-1200 BC). In addition to nouns and adjectives with parallels in Sanskrit this Hurrian speaking kingdom had kings with Indo-Aryan names and two documents even list the main Gods of the Indian pantheon….”   The kingdom of the Mitanni Indo-Iranian dynasty that ruled in the land of the Hurrians was in the upper Euphrates-Tigris basin – land that is now part of northern Iraq, Syria and south-eastern Turkey. At its greatest extent (for a brief period at the height of its dynastic power), Mitanni territory extended to the Mediterranean coast and into northern Assyria / Mesopotamia, it's south-eastern neighbour. Mitanni's north-western border with theHattian kingdom of the Hittites was fluid and constantly subject to aggression except when the two rivals concluded a peace treaty – one that invoked the Indo-Iranian pantheon of Mitra, Varuna, Indra and the Nasatyas – but also one that marked the decline of the Mitanni kingdom and a decrease in size. The Mitanni and Hittites were closely related. The Hittites used the Hurrian language extensively in their inscriptions. They also shared in the development of the light chariot whose wheels used spokes . The Hurrian lands are today a part of Greater Kurdistan….   Despite Tusratta's problems, he was not beyond offering his daughter Tadukhipa in marriage to the King Amenhotep III of Egypt for a large quantity of gold. The tablet seen to the right is a letter from Tusratta to Amenhotep in which he asks for “gold in very great quantity” as a bride price, supporting his request with the comment, “Gold is as dust in the land of my brother.” The beleaguered Tusratta was then murdered by his son in a palace coup. Tusratta's other son, Prince Shattiwaza, fled Mitanni and was eventually given sanctuary by the Hittite King Suppiluliuma with whom he concluded a treaty c. 1380 BCE, which we know as the Suppiluliuma-Shattiwaza Treaty (discovered in 1907 CE in Hattusa, near present-day Bogazkale(Boğazkale, formerly Bogazköy) in north-central Turkey. In the treaty, the Hittite King Suppiluliuma agreed to assist Shattiwaza gain the Mitanni throne and invaded Mitanni. The Hittites captured the Mitanni capital Wassukanni after a second attempt and installed Shattiwaza as a vassal king. https://ramanisblog.in/2015/06/12/hindu-kings-of-iraq-turkey-syria-lebanon-egypt-italy-mitanni-empire/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ramanispodcast/message

Bitch Talk
Bay Area Comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Bitch Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 23:41


We're joined by Bay Area comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, whose new album, Dhayatribe, is hilarious, relatable, and available right now! Everyone could use a laugh in this moment, and this conversation is full of them. She dives into her multiple MIT degrees (and her nerd pride), how comedy kept her sane while working as a venture capitalist, and her expert ability to shut down a heckler. Check out Dhayatribe, available right now on Blonde Medicine.You can follow comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan on Twitter & FB--Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 600 episodes without your help! --Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and thank you for being vaxxed and masked!--SUPPORT US HERE!Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage!Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Listen every other Thursday 9:30 - 10 am on BFF.FMPOWERED BY GO-TO Productions 

Branding Matters
Professor Ranjay Gulati -Discover Your Deep Purpose

Branding Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 43:07


My guest today is Ranjay Gulati, an Indian-American organizational scholar and Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.Professor Gulati was ranked as one of the top ten most cited scholars in Economics and Business by ISI-Incite. And The Economist and Financial Times have listed him as among the top handful of business school scholars whose work is most relevant to management practice. Gulati is the author of a number of books, and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and other media outlets. He has also served on the advisory boards of several entrepreneurial ventures.I invited Professor Gulati to be a guest on my show to discuss his most recent book Deep Purpose - The Heart and Soul of High Performance Companies. I wanted to learn about the fatal mistakes leaders make when attempting to implement a reason for being. And I was curious to get his POV on what brands can do to pursue purpose more deeply.

YAP - Young and Profiting
#160: Redefining Power In Corporate America with Deepa Purushothaman

YAP - Young and Profiting

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 69:15


Deepa Purushothaman knows what it feels like to be the only minority in a room. She spent 20 years working for Deloitte, where she was the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the company's history.  At the time, there was no one who looked like Deepa in a similar role. She had no one to look up to or seek advice from, so she told herself “If I don't see it, I will be it.” And that's what she did.    When Deepa left her career at Deloitte, she found her calling: helping other women and minorities navigate corporate America.  Deepa is a leader in the battle to push businesses toward genuine diversity and inclusion. Her ideas on how to rework work culture will transform corporate America, making it a community where we all feel heard and respected. In this episode, Hala and Deepa talk about the importance of representation in media, how workplaces can be improved, “Inclusion Delusions” in corporate America, and the future of the workplace. Topics Included:  - Representation in media  - Deepa's experience at Deloitte - Starting nFormation - The future of women in the workforce  - Why inclusivity is an important topic for men - Deepa's biggest takeaways from interviewing 500 corporate women - “Inclusion Delusions” in corporate America  - Examples of why workplaces need to be redesigned  - Beauty and behavior standards in the workplace - Actionable ways to overcome personal delusions  - Definition and examples of microaggressions  - Addressing microaggression as a minority and as an ally  - Advice on researching workplace culture - Finding the power of me and the power of we - Hopes for the future of inclusivity and diversity  - And other topics … Deepa Purushothaman is a corporate inclusion visionary, a speaker, and the co-founder of nFormation, an exclusive community for high-achieving women of color. Deepa is the author of The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America.   Prior to this, Deepa spent more than twenty years at Deloitte, where she was the first Indian- American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the company's history. Deepa also served as Deloitte's National Managing Partner of Inclusion and the US Managing Partner of WIN (Women's Initiative), Deloitte's renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women. Deepa has degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics. Her work has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg, and more. She is also a fellow at The Aspen Institute's First Movers Fellowship Program.  Sponsorships: 99 Designs - Head to 99designs.com/YAP to learn more and get $30 off your first design contest! Constant Contact - To start your free digital marketing trial today, visit constant contact dot com. That's constant contact dot com to start a 60 day free trial. Constant contact dot com.  ThirdLove - Upgrade to everyday pieces that love your body as much as you do. Get 20% off your first order at thirdlove.com/yap  Jordan Harbinger - Check out jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations Sandland Sleep - Go to sandlandsleep.com and use the promo code YAP15 Resources Mentioned: Deepa's Website: https://www.deepapuru.com/ The First, The Few, The Only by Deepa Purushothaman: https://www.amazon.com/First-Few-Only-Redefine-Corporate/dp/0063084716/  Connect with Young and Profiting: YAP's Instagram: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting   Hala's Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/   Hala's Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala   Website: www.youngandprofiting.com

Fifth Dimensional Leadership
The First, The Few, The Only: Deepa Purushothaman

Fifth Dimensional Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 43:51


Deepa Purushothaman is an author, speaker, and co-founder of nFormation.com - a company for women of color by women of color. It provides brave, safe, new space for professional women of color.    Deepa is also a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School. She also has a book The First, The Few, The Only. How Women of Color Redefine Power in Corporate America, which Harper Business published March 2022.   She spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was the first Indian American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the company's history. Deepa was a National Managing Partner of Inclusion at Deloitte and the US Managing Partner of WIN (Women's Initiative), Deloitte's renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women.   Deepa experienced being an outcast at an early age as she was only one of three colored girls in a class of 500 students. And even after she got into the right schools and the right jobs, she never felt like she fit in. This is what prompted her to write her book.    In our conversation, Deepa talks about her journey to success, how she overworked until work is not working for her anymore, and how nFormation helps other people of color.    In this episode, you will learn:   Deepa's unique, albeit unhealthy, superpowers How her illness changed her life How Corporate America was not made by women or designed for women and is not a meritocracy Knowing when it's time to leave your job Acknowledging and healing the trauma that women have endured in the workplace How women of color should use their superpowers, especially in this moment   Quotes:   “Great leader helps people that work on their team find their power” - Deepa Purushothaman.    “If you continue to conform and do what you're told, eventually, you will be unhappy and feel powerless” - Deepa Purushothaman.    “Not every culture is going to work for you” - Deepa Purushothaman.    Resources:   Deepa Purushothaman Website   The First, The Few, The Only. How Women of Color Redefine Power in Corporate America, Deepa Purushothaman   nFormation, for The First, The Few and The Onlys   TED Talk - 4 Ways To Redefine Power At Work To Include Women Of Color Rha Goddess and Deepa Purushothaman

Leading With Empathy & Allyship
There Are Seats For Everyone - Finding, Feeling, & Forging Our Power Together With Deepa Purushothaman

Leading With Empathy & Allyship

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 35:12


In Episode 75, Deepa Purushothaman, author of THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, joins Melinda to discuss the structural and cultural dynamics of what women of color are experiencing in the workplace, how women can get comfortable sitting in positions of power, and why it's important to shift away from a scarcity mindset to allow more women of color a seat at the table.Bio: About Deepa Purushothaman (she/her)Deepa Purushothaman is the co-founder of nFormation which provides a brave, safe, new space for professional women of color. Deepa is also a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School.Prior to this, Deepa spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was the first Indian American woman to make partners in the company's history. Deepa was also Deloitte's national WIN (Women's Initiative) leader, the firm's renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women.Deepa has degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics. Deepa is an Aspen Fellow and speaks extensively on women and leadership. She has been featured at national conferences and in publications including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Harvard Business Review.Find Leading With Empathy & Allyship useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode!For more about Change Catalyst, and to join us for our monthly live event, visit https://ally.cc. There, you'll also find educational resources and highlights from this episode.Connect With Deepa Purushothaman On SocialLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepapuruFacebook https://www.facebook.com/deepa.purushothaman.75Twitter https://twitter.com/deepapuruInstagram https://www.instagram.com/deepa.puruConnect With Us On SocialYouTube: youtube.com/c/changecatalystTwitter: twitter.com/changecatalystsFacebook: facebook.com/changecatalystsInstagram: instagram.com/techinclusionLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/changecatalystsProduction TeamCreator & Host: Melinda Briana EplerFinance & Operations: Renzo SantosMarketing Communications Coordinator: Christina Swindlehurst ChanCreative Director @ Podcast Rocket: Rob Scheerbarth[Image description: Leading With Empathy & Allyship promo with the Change Catalyst logo and photos of Deepa Purushothaman, an Indian woman with black hair who is wearing a white long-sleeve shirt, resting her chin on her hand, and smiling at the camera; her orange, red, and pink book cover for ‘THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY'; and host Melinda Briana Epler, a White woman with red hair, glasses, and an orange shirt holding a white mug behind a laptop.]Support the show (http://patreon.com/changecatalysts)