Multiply and Diversify
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In this hour of Working Mother, we explore cultural diversity in business, both in the corporate and entertainment worlds. We’ll chat with Working Mother Magazine’s Vice President Subha Barry, as well as the CEO of AEM, Ivette Rodriguez. Tune in for what Bettina dubs her favorite episode.
Segment 1: Diversity in Business
Segment 2: Gender Pay Gap
Segment 3: Accountability is Key
Segment 4: AEM
Segment 5: Ma Ma
Segment 6: Get the Word Out
Diversity in Business | SEGMENT 1 | #129
Bettina Bush celebrates the latest issue of Working Mother Magazine, which features the top 25 companies for multicultural women. Working Mother Magazine’s Vice President Subha Barry (@subhabarry) joins us to discuss how these companies were chosen, and why the topic of diversity in the workplace continues to be relevant.
Gender Pay Gap | SEGMENT 2 | #129
We continue our discussion with Subha Barry (@subhabarry) on multicultural and gender diversity in the corporate world. The survey Working Mother Magazine conducted revealed that in the past year, pay equality has risen while most other statistics (e.g. managerial positions held by women) have remained stagnant. Listen in to hear why this may be.
Accountability is Key | SEGMENT 3 | #129
Diversity is a leadership issue; if you’re too afraid to measure it, you can’t manage it. Bettina and Subha (@subhabarry) discuss what Working Mother’s spotlight companies are doing to pinpoint and improve on race and gender issues present in the workforce.
AEM | SEGMENT 4 | #129
Continuing the discussion on multicultural trends in business, Bettina introduces Ivette Rodriguez, CEO of AEM (@AEM_LA), a marketing and PR firm focusing on the Latino community. Ivette shares how she started her business and why, as well as her goal in targeting multicultural markets.
Ma Ma | SEGMENT 5 | #129
Tears flowed freely for both Bettina and Ivette (@AEM_LA) during a touching screening of Penelope Cruz’s new movie Ma Ma, a prime example of multicultural film-making. This leads us to explore the shocking lack of diversity in the entertainment industry.
Get the Word Out | SEGMENT 6 | #129
Bettina and Ivette (@AEM_LA) close out the hour by encouraging women to be vocal about the kind of movies they want to see. Movies like Ma Ma need the support of people who can identify with the subject matter and are willing to share that connection with others.