Episode 36

Published on:

6th Feb 2024

Bridging Generational Communication Gaps With Raven Solomon

Raven Solomon, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) thought leader and keynote speaker, joins Kim Clark on Communicate Like You Give A Damn to delve into the crucial role of authentic communication within the realm of DEI. She passionately discusses the necessity for communicators to grasp DEI foundational principles of DEI and seamlessly incorporate them into all facets of organizational communication. Raven introduces the concept of "lead language" tailored to different generations, emphasizing the communicators' role in bridging generational gaps. Throughout this episode, she underscores the importance of authenticity, transparency, and honesty in communication. Drawing from the preferences of Gen Z, Raven emphasizes the significance of organizations being truthful about their DEI efforts, even if they are in the early stages, as long as a clear roadmap for progress is articulated. The conversation also unravels the interconnected nature of DEI with all aspects of an organization, urging communicators to ensure accessibility and inclusivity in their messages. Tune in for a compelling discussion that underscores the need for a genuine and integrated approach to DEI communication.

About The Guest:

Raven Solomon, a globally recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion thought leader and keynote speaker, is on a mission to address racial inequity by dismantling generational and racial barriers in workplaces. As the author of "Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership for Millennials and Gen Z," she imparts leadership principles and practical advice for the evolving workplace. Raven is the founder of the Center for Next Generation Leadership and Professional Development, a Charlotte-based startup focusing on providing soft-skill development. A consultant with Franklin Covey in unconscious bias, she is also the host of The Generational View Podcast. Raven's impactful work has influenced tens of thousands globally, creating sustainable cultural change within industry-leading companies and advising renowned brands on generational diversity, inclusion, and talent development. With a track record as valedictorian and one of the youngest-ever Fortune 50 executives, Raven's leadership approach consistently delivers results.

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About Kim:

Kim Clark (she/her) focuses her work on the communicator and content creator's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller and the leading voice for DEI communications and social justice messaging for brands.

She speaks at conferences, writes custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Kim is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a cisgender woman, Native American (Muscogee Nation) and a mom of two kids with disabilities. These marginalized identities and the privileges that come with society seeing her as White motivate her daily for social change.

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Communicate Like You Give A Damn
Welcome to Communicate Like You Give A Damn, where we dive deep into the world of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and explore how communicators can effectively incorporate these principles into their strategies. We firmly believe that by positioning our companies well on social justice topics and adopting a DEI lens, we play a crucial role in the success of DEI initiatives within our organizations.

Your host, Kim Clark is not only a dynamic speaker and consultant but also a co-author of the Amazon number one bestseller, "The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Shit." While the title may make you think there will be plenty of swearing, it actually reflects our passion for helping communicators understand and apply diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in their daily work.

Language, communication, engagement, and a compelling vision are the foundation of DEI, and that's what we'll be focusing on. It's time to move beyond performative communication and level up our approach to truly make a difference. Each episode, we bring you incredible guests who will share their personal stories and professional approaches, offering valuable insights and strategies to help us all become conscious communicators. Get ready to take notes because every episode contains a powerful message that will create a shift in your perspective.

Language leads to behavior so it's time to step up, communicate like You Give a Damn, and build a vibrant community of conscious communicators.

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Kim Clark

Kim Clark (she/her) works with leaders and communicators who are serious about learning and applying Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to build strong teams and organizations.

She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller that features The DEPTH Model (TM). DEPTH is a strategic and proactive positional framework to guide organizations on DEI and social topics and messaging.

Her career spans documentary filmmaking, agency partnerships with the Discovery Channel, teaching at San Jose State University, and leading global internal communication teams at KLA, PayPal, GoDaddy, and GitHub. She is known for her ability to facilitate sensitive yet urgent conversations to make meaningful progress in creating inclusive workplaces.

She speaks at conferences, designs custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with leaders and companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications.