We live in a myriad of cultures, personalities, stories and people. They build the mosaic of our lives, our workplaces, and our cities. Each person we meet has a unique set of circumstances and a story to tell. And Lola Adeyemo, Founder and CEO of EQImindset and the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, wants to tell that story. In Thriving in Intersectionality, she talks about life through their eyes and invites us to hear the perspective and experiences they all bring to the table.
What is the podcast about?
The podcast was created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities—from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more.
Hosted by Adeyemo, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.
Why should people listen to it? Who is the podcast for?
This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers. Through interviews and solo episodes, Adeyemo examines this global world of people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.
Featured episode – Feeling Welcomed in the Corporate Workplace as an Immigrant with Fatim Mbaye
Feeling warmly welcomed in a new environment is crucial for our development and growth. And when it comes to the workplace, it is an essential factor that helps immigrant employees keep their enthusiasm and sense of belonging. Unfortunately, this is an ideal situation that not everyone gets to experience when they first start their career in corporate.
While nowadays many companies have ERGs, not all of them ensure the inclusion and support their members need. Nevertheless, there are some exceptions to these commonalities and that is exactly what today’s guest is here to share.
In this episode of Thriving in Intersectionality, Adeyemo welcomes world-leading wireless tech innovator, Fatim Mbaye. Fatim’s corporate journey has been the ideal scenario when it comes to being welcomed to the workplace. Throughout this conversation, she shares how she found value in an inclusive culture at work and how her peers’ intentional efforts helped her feel well-received as an immigrant at the very beginning of her career.
Lola Adeyemo is an Employee Resource Group (ERG) Expert, Author and Corporate Speaker passionate about building inclusive workplaces. Her company EQImindset (EQImindset is from EQuity and Inclusion Mindset) provides resources that support the entire ERG lifecycle from launching new ERGs, coaching existing groups, facilitating internal ERG workshops, and nurturing an external community of cross-company ERGs. She leverages some of her experiences as a Scientist, Project Manager, and Supply Chain professional and with different Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to tell stories while designing and facilitating impactful sessions for inclusive communities in the corporate workplace.
Adeyemo is working on her doctoral dissertation focused on strategic leadership, communication, and engagement at work. Her book “Thriving in Intersectionality: Immigrants, Belonging and Corporate America” inspired her non-profit, Immigrants in Corporate Inc. She focuses on the immigrant experience and perspectives in building a corporate workplace where immigrants can belong and thrive. As a mom of three, Adeyemo constantly works on thriving at home and work and advocates for policies that enable all individuals to balance every aspect of their identities and passion and advance!