Manifest Equity Series
In this webcast series, join TMI founder, author, and DEI expert Dr. Tiffany Jana and a series of subject matter experts for a candid dialogue about what companies need to start doing today.
As justice, equity, diversity and inclusion professionals, we are witnessing the pandemic fallout from a unique vantage point. We see the full spectrum of disparate impacts and we care deeply about the people who are hurting the most.
TMI Consulting aspires to provide our virtual participants with a glimpse into the minds of our collaborators and fellow change-makers as we collectively envision an equitable and inclusive path forward. Our world will never be the same after this, but the changes can be aspirational if we design a new world with intentionality.
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- EP. 1 | JEDI Now
- EP. 2 | Finance Now
- EP. 3 | Community Now
- EP. 4 | Civic Innovation Now
- EP. 5 | The Business of Healthcare Now
- EP. 6 | Tech Now
EP. 1 | JEDI Now with Dr. Egerton and Ryan Honeyman
Meet Our Experts
Trinity Transition Consultants
Deborah Threadgill Egerton, Ph.D is an internationally respected psychotherapist, educator, change agent and coach. She is often described as an unforgettable career thought-leader and authentic inspirational teacher. Dr. Egerton is the Founder and President of Trinity Transition Consultants and retains an impressive roster of clients. Dr. Egerton is also a certified Enneagram practitioner and Board member of the International Enneagram Association (IEA), the governing Enneagram accreditation organization. Deborah’s work and teaching around the world with the Enneagram has enabled her clients to get “unstuck” and move out of self-defeating negative behavioral patterns. This work led to the founding of The Platinum Connection, a positive space to connect individuals from all parts of the world to celebrate their differences and similarities.
Ryan is a partner/worker-owner at LIFT Economy, an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share an inclusive and locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. Ryan has helped over 30 companies—like Patagonia, Allbirds, Ben & Jerry’s, King Arthur Flour, Tanka Bar, and Red Bay Coffee—become Certified B Corporations and maximize the value of their B Corp certification. Along with his LIFT Economy team, Ryan helped cofound the Force for Good Fund, "Best for the World" B Corps, and co-hosts the LIFT Economy podcast, Next Economy Now. In recent years, most of Ryan’s energy has been focused on answering the question “what is the appropriate role of a white person in advocating for racial justice?” His thoughts on this question, entitled "White People: Let’s Talk About White Supremacy," is the most read article on the LIFT website.
EP. 2 | Finance Now with Ellen McIlhenny
Meet Our Expert
RVA Business Academy
Ellen has twenty years of experience as a chief financial officer and controller with mid-sized and large privately held companies. Prior to that she held financial management positions for eight years at a large publicly held company. She has extensive experience in small business transition and succession planning. Ellen has worked in several different industries such as chemicals, plastics, newspaper, broadcast, wholesale distribution, technology and IT services. As the mother of a child with special needs she has spent most of her adult life as an advocate for the disabled. This has led her to serve on several non-profit boards of directors, where she has held both chairman and treasurer leadership positions. In addition to her consulting business, Ellen is a published author, active vlogger, and public speaker. Her book “The Big Turnaround – How Bad Management Nearly Destroyed an Exceptional Company” is a business novel addressing some of the most prevalent challenges small business owners face today.
EP. 3 | Community Now with Ebony Walden and Becky Clay Christensen
Meet Our Experts
Ebony Walden Consulting
Ebony Walden is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the civic and social organization industry. Ebony is a mix between a creative catalyst and a community builder. For over a decade, she has worked to facilitate partnerships and shepherd projects to create more thriving and inclusive communities. During her career as a planner, Ebony led comprehensive planning processes, built multi-sector coalitions, coordinated outreach and communications for public engagement campaigns, led corridor and neighborhood planning efforts and developed small business improvement programs in Richmond and Charlottesville. Today, Ebony helps leaders, organizations and communities move from vision to action that has lasting impact.
Becky Clay Christensen
Bon Secours Health System
Becky Clay Christensen is the Director Community Partnerships at the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Previously she was a facilitator and organizational consultant for 17 years, and in public service for over 25 years working with non profit organizations, local and state government, for community development trade associations and teaming with engineering and architectural firms. Becky specializes in public process, leadership development, strategic change, executive coaching and teams. Her work is grounded from an affordable housing and community development orientation but extends into the areas of small business development, health care, transportation and nonprofit administration.
EP. 4 | Civic Innovation Now with Andreas Addison and Sarad Davenport
During his ten year career as a Civic Innovator, Andreas has worked with cities across the United States and Europe, to identify innovative solutions to social challenges. Leveraging a design thinking certification process in combination with an MBA, Andreas has developed creative solutions that build empathy, inclusion, and diversity. In 2019, he spoke at SXSW to share his experience in leading innovation in cities and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia teaching “Introduction to Social Enterprise”. Andreas also serves on the City Council in Richmond, VA.
Sarad is the Chief Innovation Officer for Davenport Strategic Innovation & Design (DSID), a social innovator and human services professional with a track record of producing positive population-level outcomes. Sarad is a certified project manager and has worked at both the local and national levels to improve systems, workflows, and processes for organizations and institutions.
EP. 5 | The Business of Healthcare Now with Angela T. Wilkes and Linda Nash
Angela T. Wilkes
A.T. Wilkes & Associates
Angela T. Wilkes, President and CEO of A.T. Wilkes & Associates, is an energetic visionary dedicated to improving Supplier Diversity in the healthcare industry. As a former Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability for Owens & Minor Medical Inc. Angela led the corporation’s internationally recognized supplier diversity strategy, programs and partnerships. Angela has worked with numerous healthcare systems, group purchasing organizations, nonprofits, government agencies, universities, and senior leadership and developed programs that leverage sales and serve as a model within the industry. Angela also founded the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance, a non-profit, that has educated and created opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. Today she continues to work to achieve her goal of helping Corporate America become aware of the impact and value of Supplier Diversity.
Linda Nash Ventures
and Welcome MD
Linda is the CEO of Linda Nash Ventures and WellcomeMD. Linda started WellcomeMD in 2016 and has growing and successful locations in Richmond, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina with three doctors in Richmond, one in Charlotte and nearly 1,000 total members. Linda is a pioneer in concierge medicine and has designed WellcomeMD as the next generation of concierge medicine: “Concierge 2.0”. Linda also helps start-ups, family-run companies, serial entrepreneurs, and a variety of other companies plan and grow to the next level, achieve sales and revenue goals, and exit profitably. She has a strong background in healthcare management, family medicine, practice management, and strategic planning. Linda has successfully started and exited three companies in service industries.
EP. 6 | Tech Now with Andrea Goulet and Ace Callwood
Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software company that joyfully modernizes software applications to make them more stable, scaleable, and secure. Named by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Professionals In Software Under 35, Andrea's empathy-focused approach to improving software has been featured in prominent industry publications such as the First Round Review, Hanselminutes, Software Engineering Daily, and more. She’s the founder of LegacyCode.Rocks and hosts a podcast about what we can learn to love about legacy code.
Ace Callwood is the Managing Partner of Equal Sons, a product and strategy agency responsible for companies such as Painless1099, a tax and finance platform for freelancers; and Coffitivity, an ambient sound app named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Sites of 2013. As an entrepreneur, DEI consultant, and educator, Ace is often asked to help groups think more creatively. In today’s shifting work landscape, his focus is typically on ideation, crafting narrative, and maximizing the greatest asset a company has; it’s diversity.