03/20/2020
Defining the True Meaning of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Richard Lee Snow, Regional Development Director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Yasmine Mustafa CEO & Co-Founder ROAR for Good, join the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss their work to promote diversity, inclusion and equity in the business community. Richard and Yasmine, who serve as ch
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03/03/2020
A Leader Removing Barriers to Business Development
Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), discusses the path that led her to become the organization’s first female president and CEO. The Temple University graduate has deep ties to Philadelphia, and she shares her passion for eliminating poverty in some of the city
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02/10/2020
Creating Opportunities for Diverse Businesses
Sybil Davis, National Accounts Manager, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, discusses final preparations for the highly anticipated Business Opportunity Luncheon on February 24th, 2020. The 14th annual event brings together diverse and multi-cultural business leaders from the area, with mee
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01/23/2020
From Corporate to Creative – A Local Podcasters Journey
Kevin Chemidlin, founder of Cue9 Podcasts and host of the “Philly Who?” podcast, joins “PHL Diversity Podcast” to discuss the development of entertaining and authentic content that tells stories through podcasting. “Philly Who?” features some of Philadelphia’s most interesting doers, thinkers, and p
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01/09/2020
Celebrating 50 Years of Dance in Philadelphia
The legendary, Joan Myers Brown, founder of The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts joins PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss the 50-year celebration of PHILADANCO, the International Blacks in Dance Conference coming to Philadelphia from January 14-19, and
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12/18/2019
Closing the Gender Gap in Hospitality
Women hold fewer than 40 percent of all hotel managerial positions and less than 20% of general management roles. The Philadelphia Mona Lisa’s, a membership organization supporting black women in the hospitality industry, is working to change this statistic. The next PHL Diversity Podcast guests are
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12/05/2019
How Philly Counts 2020 is Making the Census Count
Stephanie Reid, executive director of Philly Counts 2020—the city’s effort to support the next U.S. Census—joins PHL Diversity Podcast to share key insights on how the 2020 Census works and her team’s efforts to ensure every Philadelphia resident is counted. She also talks about the paid opportuniti
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11/21/2019
How Small Businesses Can Overcome Large Challenges
Tony Lopes, creator and host of the “Self Made Strategies” podcast and private attorney, joins “PHL Diversity Podcast” to share key insights on how small businesses can access and manage government contracts, the state of business, and top challenges for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He also d
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11/21/2019
How Small Businesses Can Overcome Large Challenges
Tony Lopes, creator and host of the “Self Made Strategies” podcast and private attorney, joins “PHL Diversity Podcast” to share key insights on how small businesses can access and manage government contracts, the state of business, and top challenges for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He also d
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11/07/2019
From C-suite Life to the ‘Sweet’ Retirement Life of Blogging
Richard Lewis, a leader in media and marketing for more than 40 years and recent retiree as region president of iHeartMedia in Philadelphia, returns to the PHL Diversity Podcast to talk all things media. He shares insights on the continued fast-growing podcast industry and reflects on his career in
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10/24/2019
Celebrating Philadelphia Public School Alumni and Funding the Future
Donna Frisby-Greenwood, president and CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, shares a detailed overview of the inaugural Class of Philadelphia Homecoming Weekend that’s happening November 7-9 and is generating excitement across the city. PHLCVB is a proud sponsor of this series of
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10/09/2019
Creating Access and Opportunities for Black Businesses
Steven Bradley, president and CEO of Bradley & Bradley, as well as chair of the African-American Chamber of Commerce Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware discusses strategies for improving economic conditions within the regional African American Community, the challenge of Black businesses accessi
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09/26/2019
Prioritizing Inclusivity in Health Care
Rebecca Hirsh, M.D. and Judd D. Flesch, M.D. at Penn Medicine Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health discuss the State of LGBT Health and Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health’s multidisciplinary approach to providing quality care that’s free from discrimination to the LGB
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09/12/2019
Ensuring the Law Works for Everyone
The Honorable Nelson A. Diaz, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP, shares his passion for Philadelphia and the hospitality industry on the season five premiere of the PHL Diversity Podcast. With a career in politics and law, he’s become a man of many ‘firsts’, including Philadelphia’s first and youngest La
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07/12/2019
Centennial Convention Spotlights Service to Others
Usher Ruth I. Jones, President, National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., is joined by two colleagues: Board of Director Chairwoman Patricia Holmes and Jordan Nichols, from the marketing team on the PHL Diversity Podcast’s Season 4 finale. The group, discusses the mission of the or
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06/20/2019
Not Your Forefathers’ Tour Group
Rebecca Fisher, Co-Founder, Beyond the Bell Tours, joins the PHL Diversity Podcast for an enlightening conversation about inclusive tourism and the experiences she looks to curate for her groups. A Philadelphia native and Haverford College graduate, Fisher is a passionate advocate for cultural engag
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06/06/2019
A Vision for North Philadelphia Crystallizes
Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director, North Broad Renaissance, joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss her role in reshaping North Philadelphia’s future. With a bold ‘2020 Vision’ for the business and residential corridor, Thomas’ mission is to rally support for revitalization of the historic neig
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05/23/2019
PHL Diversity Podcast Season 4 - Episode 4.21 - Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Jennifer Ragan-Fore, Chief Events and Marketing Officer, International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss the organization’s upcoming convention in Philadelphia. Leading the development of a large-scale convention for academic professionals and techno
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05/09/2019
Tanya Marant
Tanya Marant, Director of Finance, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, shares her inspiring journey of perseverance and success in the hospitality industry. Marant progressed from a housekeeper to the director of finance position through a commitment to hard work and determination. The Philadel
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04/25/2019
A Room in the Clouds: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Set to Open
Ben Shank, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, is featured on this episode of the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss his role leading the city’s soon-to-open 219-room luxury hotel, towering 1,121 feet in the sky. With a rewarding career path in hospitality management,
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04/11/2019
Matt Cabrey
Matt Cabrey, Executive Director, Select Greater Philadelphia, is a business leader and communicator with creative ideas for fueling the Greater Philadelphia region’s economy. On this episode of the PHL Diversity Podcast, he discusses his latest project – “Growing Greater Philadelphia” – which is a s
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03/29/2019
Philadelphia’s voracious appetite for food
Chanell and Roy Burton, hosts of the Jawn Appetit Podcast, a popular weekly food podcast. With insightfulness and levity, the duo examines Philadelphia’s voracious appetite for food. To the outsider, it’s a cultural immersion show about where city inhabitants go to break bread. For the local, the Ja
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03/14/2019
Gearing Up for the Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, makes his second trip to the PHL Diversity Podcast as he prepares to serve as emcee for the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference (D&I) in Philadelphia on March 25-26. At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Lovitz advo
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02/28/2019
Creating Educational Opportunities for All
Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President of the Community College of Philadelphia, is a teacher, advocate, and administrator, working as a change agent on behalf of students in search of better educational opportunities. Highly credentialed and experienced, Dr. Generals leads the Community College of Ph
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