Workin’ it Out Podcast from Alignment Strategies aims to shine a light on societal diversity and inclusion issues, how they show up in the workplace and the solutions that can move us forward through thought-provoking conversation that offers expert advice designed to help people and organizations overcome diversity and inclusion (D&I) related issues and challenges. Dr. Vanessa J. Weaver, PhD engages in candid conversations with thought leaders who offer fresh insights and actionable steps to create tangible change that makes a difference in our workplaces and our lives. The podcast is a valuable resource for those striving to work out DE&I issues at work and in their personal lives. This podcast is underwritten by Alignment Strategies, LLC and DITV Media.
Dr. Vanessa Weaver is CEO and co-founder of Alignment Strategies, LLC, a 28+ year management consulting firm, and a DBP Solutions™ partner with a focus on all facets of diversity management.
Dr. Weaver believes she is fulfilling her life’s mission through her work at Alignment Strategies. She was born into a family of African-American entrepreneurs who expected success, service to others and pride in being Black. She translated that expectation into a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within corporations. Under Dr. Weaver’s leadership, Alignment Strategies has led the charge, influencing organizations to focus on diversity as a business enabler. For more than 30 years, Alignment Strategies’ initiatives have helped companies including Procter & Gamble, Con Edison, Verizon, American Express, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, American Federation of Teachers, Edison Electric Institute, Northrop Grumman and the Department of Defense address unconscious bias, improve employee engagement and retention, and create more inclusive company cultures.
Dr. Weaver leverages media to advance D&I conversations. In October 2017, she launched Diversity and Inclusion Television (DITV), a company that creates on-demand media, podcasts and online resource guides. Dr. Weaver is the executive producer and host of the Workin’ It Out podcast. She is also a regular columnist for Diversity Best Practices’ online newsletter and the co-author of Smart Women, Smart Moves, which explores how women create and maintain work relationships. Dr. Weaver holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology.