Karen Freeman Worstell
Episode #13: Silence, Empathy, Equity and Inclusion with Alicia Jessip
My guest today grew up in small-town Iowa as a biracial first-generation Afro-Latina American and has always had a strong passion for inclusion and diversity. As the first family member to attend University, Alicia Jessip, learned early on that her path was not only to build a more inclusive community but to be a light and bridge for other underrepresented people to realize their personal and professional potential. Having served in the education, start-up, marketing, and now technical sector with TEKsystems, the nation's leading IT Services and Staffing firm, she understands the nucleus to how every company thrives: by emphasizing their people. With multifaceted experience and moxie, Alicia is here to help companies take a look at their current workforce, realize their talent opportunities, and create plans that impact teams individually and organizationally. Alicia has her degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is the founder of the largest Women In Tech MeetUp organization based in Denver, CO. Join us today to listen in on our recent conversation about the impact of silence, empathy, equity, and inclusion and why understanding all of this is so necessary and still so hard.
Duration: 41 min