Leading with Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Dr. Jen Self
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Leading with Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Dr. Jen Self

Season
5
| Episode
58
4/10/2024
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Join me, Susan Ireland, as I talk with the remarkable Dr. Jen Self, whose life work weaves the threads of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into their leadership. Dr. Self's journey from the University of Washington's Q Center to the consultancy powerhouse BRIC-13 demonstrates a devotion to social change that's as inspiring as it is impactful. We talk about how leaders must push past the discomfort and get to work challenging systemic power imbalances and creating space and room for other people’s genius to show up.

Show Notes:

(6:00) We talk about creating access and space for others.

(9:05) We discuss taking risks and how to challenge a failed system and remain safe. We talk about collective leadership and how you need to surround yourself with people who think differently than you.

(16:26) We dig into what it means as a white person to engage in anti-racist work and fight white supremacy. 

(18:10) Dr. Jen shares the inspiration for their self-chosen queer JEDI title.

(23:25) We end the discussion talking about ideas on how to take action and let ourselves be transformed by the experience of others.  We talk openly about moving through discomfort, giving grace and creating more connection to others humanity to ultimately create the world we want.

About Jen: Dr. Jen Self, LICSW (they/them), is the Queer JEDI; They are the Owner/Principle of Brick 13, the Founding Director of the University of Washington (UW) Q Center, an Assistant Clinical Professor at UW School of Social Work & Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, a Leadership Tomorrow ‘24 participant, author, researcher, and practitioner of foundational work leading to the development of anti-racist & intersectional Higher Education LGBTQIA+ Student Services, international speaker, and through it all a strategist, coach, consultant, educator, and mental health provider. Dr. Self has worked with and developed leaders across industries, from non-profits to government to corporate. 

Resources:

Website: www.brick13.com

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