The Brimful Life podcast, produced in partnership with BizTimes Milwaukee, makes business personal by getting to know inspiring leaders you should know. My guests are CEOs and leaders who are achieving business success by putting people and culture first. I chat with them about their “why”, their leadership journeys and lessons learned along the way. Tune in to hear stories and advice from leaders who will inspire you to be your best and to bring out the best in others.
Ian Abston is co-founder of Light the Hoan. The future of Milwaukee depends on helping young people feel like Milwaukee is a place where big ideas can come to life. That’s what Light the Hoan is all about. Ian shares how he’s been able to mobilize a city around a bold new idea and gives advice to all young Milwaukeeans with the next big idea.
I joined BizTimes associate editor, Arthur Thomas, to discuss lessons learned from my series of podcast interviews with local diversity and inclusion leaders Grady Crosby, Erikajoy Daniels, Chris Rowland and DeVona Wright Cottrell.
In this episode, I reflect key lessons learned from my conversations with these leaders and from my own experience helping companies build inclusive cultures to offer guidance for small and medium companies starting their own D&I journey.
Based on my experience leading diverse teams in five different countries and leading D&I for a Fortune 100 company, I’m passionate about simplifying and demystifying D&I for leaders to make it less scary so you don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what to do, but actually lean in and start learning by doing.