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Join Anthony Sis and Toral Patel from the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity for a monthly podcast series where they unpack various topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at work. During each episode they will provide actions that listeners can implement immediately through interviews with campus colleagues, in various roles, about their lived experiences and the ways in which they are creating cultures of belonging. You can listen to this podcast on your phone, at your desk, on your way to work, while you are cooking, even while you get ready for bed! 


Do you have a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast? Have someone we should highlight for their awesome work around campus? Feel free to send us an email at




Season 4 Transcripts

For transcripts of previous episodes, please visit the Episode Archive page.

Episode 33: Let's Talk...Weight

On the season four premiere, Anthony and Toral introduce a new segment called "Let's Talk..." as well as some exciting news about the growth of the podcast.

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Episode 34: Let's Talk...Microaggressions

Toral and Anthony dive deeper into the topic of microaggressions on this episode of "Lets Talk..."

For more information on bias reporting at Cornell and the bias reporting tool, visit:…orting-cornell

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Episode 35: Let's Talk...Anti-Asian Violence

Toral and Anthony explore the topic of anti-Asian violence and what it means to show solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities during this time.

For more information on the bias reporting tool, please visit:…orting-cornell

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Episode 36: "A Disabled Person is not Disabled..." on Ableism, Disability, and Intersectionality

Toral and Anthony have an in-depth conversation on disability with Zebadiah Hall (he/him/his), Director of Student Disability Services. We talk about the impact of ableism on the Cornell community, as well as the importance of intersectionality in addressing issues related to access and disability.

For more information on Student Disability Services, please visit:

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Episode 37: "Health is Wealth"- Advocating for Minority Health at Work

Toral and Anthony have a conversation about the importance of minority health in honor of National Minority Health Month with Jeremy Stewart (he/him/his), Nutrition and Health Outreach Coordinator at Cornell Wellness.

For more information on the resources provided by Cornell Wellness, please visit:

Click here to learn more about "The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health" by Dr. Rheeda Walker, Ph.D.:

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Episode 38: "Here to Stay..."- on DEI Initiatives with Our Colleagues at Weill Cornell Medicine

Toral and Anthony talk to their DEI counterparts at Weill Cornell Medicine: Jamal Lopez (he/him/his), Senior Director of Institutional Equity and Fanesse George (she/her/hers), Manager of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement. They talk about how their work is similar- and different- while also sharing their hopes and dreams about the future of DEI initiatives.

For more information on the Office of Institutional Equity at Weill Cornell Medicine, please visit:

For more information on Weill Cornell Medicine's 2021 Diversity Week, please visit:…ay-1st-2021

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Episode 39: "It's the Last Word...for Now" on Leadership, Legacy, and Inclusion with Angela Winfield

On this episode, we have a conversation with Angela Winfield (she/her/hers) on leadership, legacy, and inclusion as she transitions into her new role as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

To learn more about Angela's new role and her impact at Cornell, please visit:…dmission-council

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