Episode 26

Fighting For Your Best Interest

Episode 26: Gaslighting, Microaggressions, and the Challenges of the DEI Practice with Dr. Jade Singleton

Every DEI issue is a business problem. 

Some companies get it, some don’t, while others are struggling to connect the dots between best intentions and tangible results. 

There are a lot of barriers and threats to DEI. And in this episode, Dr. Jade Singleton sheds light on some of the issues surrounding DEI and more: 

  • What is attributional ambiguity?
  • Reasons people gaslight themselves
  • What is survivorship bias
  • Difficult challenges DEI professionals are currently facing 
  • Employee value proposition and why it’s important in DEI
  • Inconsistencies between the company’s reputation and its DEI practices  
  • The Sarah Jane Academy: the women behind the mission 
  • The meaning of equity for Dr. Jade Singleton
  • “...work harder…”: dealing with microinvalidations at work
  • Career advise for women and women of color
  • The common themes of corporate gaslighting

Dr. Jade Singleton is the co-founder of Johnson Squared LLC, a consulting company that creates and leads forward-leaning corporate DEIB conversations, employee experiences, policies, and paths to equity. It infuses psychological safety, equitable work strategies, and an agile approach throughout its forward-leaning model.

She is also the co-founder of the Sarah Jane Academy, a program designed to fill the need for DEI tactics and a highly-regarded DEI certificate without cost barriers. 

Dr. Jade holds a Master of Science in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Leadership & Communications from Gonzaga University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at George Fox University, earning her Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design.

Dr. Jade has spent more than a decade leading impactful communications, people and leadership strategies at the nation’s top non-profit and investment banking firms.

Her research work, Leadership Challenges: African-American Communication in the Corporate Environment, has been leveraged and cited by academic scholars over 75 times and DEIB professionals at all stages of DEIB learning and practice.  

Dr. Jade created Johnson Squared, together with her sister Noelle, for companies and professionals that are serious about real change.

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