Fostering dynamic conversations around the intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership.

Directing our conversations are Uplifting Impact’s Chief Change Agent, Deanna Singh, Chief Information Officer, Justin Ponder, and DEI Associate Consultant, Tamyra Ramsey. Our hosts are highly respected thought leaders, educators, and consultants specializing in DEI and are known for their ability to teach difficult lessons with tact and kindness that inspire change and innovation within organizations.


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Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.

Silver Linings: A Journey Through Sensitivity, Inclusion, and DEI Work

Get ready for an inspiring episode of the Uplifting Impact Podcast as our guest, Maura Packham, shares her journey from feeling excluded from society due to a sound sensitivity disorder to finding her passion for DEI work.

Maura discusses her personal experiences and how they led her to prioritize DEI work in her company's business model. She stresses the importance of creating a safe, belonging, and trusting environment for employees to solve material challenges. Micro-inclusion and community partnerships are also highlighted as crucial aspects of their DEI strategy.

This episode covers a wide range of topics, from personal perspectives to business strategies, highlighting the importance of embracing opportunities and looking for the silver lining in challenges. Maura emphasizes the need for both individual and organizational inventory when it comes to DEI work, with an emphasis on creating language, dialogue, and education.


So, if you're ready to be inspired by Maura's journey and learn more about the importance of DEI work in the workplace, tune in to this episode! You won't want to miss this dramatic and uplifting conversation.

The Reality of Layoffs and Financial Preparation

Are you ready for some serious inspiration? Our latest episode is all about the power of networking, financial stability, and anticipating job loss. We've got the fabulous Lexi Butler in the house, and she's dropping some major knowledge bombs on us.

Lexi knows a thing or two about pivoting careers - she went from fashion to computer science, y'all! And guess what? It was her network that helped her land her dream job. That's right, folks, networking is key! But Lexi doesn't stop there - she also stresses the importance of lifting others up and having a financial advisor to help plan for the future.

But wait, there's more! Lexi gets real about imposter syndrome and how separating pain from failure can help us grow. And did we mention she held a PR internship at Ralph Lauren Couture? Yeah, she's kind of a big deal.

So, grab your headphones and get ready to be uplifted by Lexi and our amazing host. This episode is a game-changer, and we can't wait for you to hear it. Let's do this!

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Our purpose is to provide actionalable insights and wisdom from a diverse group of leaders, executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and DEI change-makers in the workplace. We’ve been fortunate to host industry luminaries from organizations like Hewlett Packard (HP), Ford, Kohl’s, and many others who have generously shared their expertise on DEI topics.

Our ultimate achievement is when our listeners feel inspired and empowered with ideas to enhance their DEI leadership and life skills. We believe that even if we can move one person to advocate for DEI in their surroundings , it’s a triumph for the cause.