1. Authenticity is a journey of self worth and self love Lucy Rowell 30:13

Today we chat to Bernadette Smith. Bernadette is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Speaker and is also a Bestselling Author. Her 4th book, Inclusive 360: Proven Solutions for an Equitable Organization was an instant bestseller. 

For over 10 years, Bernadette has spoken to thousands of enthusiastic business leaders and her expertise has been sought after by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fast Company. She’s appeared on the Today Show, the BBC, National Public Radio, CNN and more. 

Bernadette is the host of her own weekly podcast, 5 Things In 15 Minutes: Bringing Good Vibes to DEI. 

What you’ll hear about:

  • Appreciating where you are 
  • Being true to what you love
  • Finding connection in your work
  • Knowing your boundaries  
  • Identity crisis
  • Impact and financially viable
  • Journey of self-love and self-worth
  • Know your personal story Why is DEI personally important to you
  • Know the data!
  • It’s not enough just to train and recruit to hit your DEI ambitions
  • Moving out of your comfort zone
  • Intention is required and taking accountability
  • Measuring metrics that matter
  • Using the ARC method to help you speak up for yourself and others

Weekly Challenge : Follow the ARC method – Ask, Respect, Connect

Power of Music : Traditional Irish pub songs – The Wild Rover 

Links:

Bernadette’s LinkedIN

Bernadette’s Website

The ARC Method

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Lucy Rowell Founder Impactful Authenticity

Lucy is driven by a purpose to catalyse the impact of people, teams and organisations through their individual authenticity and started in 2022 a company called Impactful Authenticity.

Having spent over 20 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry leading cross-functional and functional teams through the highs and lows of molecule and machine learning product development. Lucy has experienced first hand the opportunities that can be unlocked in your career by shedding expectations and perceptions and finding your authentic style. She has developed her own brand of authentic leadership taking numerous roles outside of the traditional data science space she grew up in.

Lucy has also worked to broaden the impact of statisticians beyond traditional roles, as Chair and Board Member for the Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI), a global community of 1500 people.

As the only person in her extended family to have completed higher education she is passionate to create and give opportunities to people on all education and career paths.