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Listening and Learning Before Taking Action

Posted by Michelle Abendroth | Mar 10, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Nicole Mitchell serves as Cedar-Sinai’s inaugural Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer where she is responsible for providing strategic leadership, developing and driving the implementation of programs and initiatives that promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. For over ten years Ms. Mitchell has been creating and driving culture change in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She has developed multifaceted strategies for diversity and inclusion encompassing human resources, employee engagement, philanthropy, communications, and supplier diversity and has led executive-level diversity and inclusion committee activities.

In this episode, Deanna and Nicole discuss the importance of creating spaces where rest is prioritized, particularly after events that take place in our society -- and not only creating space for others but prioritizing rest for ourselves as well. Nicole shares how the team at Cedars-Sinai was impacted by the pandemic and social unrest as a result of the murder of George Floyd, and how they have pivoted since 2020. She details how they have moved forward to begin addressing important issues, and how that has resulted in a three-year strategy for DEI. To connect with Nicole, you can find her on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolembellmitchell 

Topics In This Episode 

  • Starting from a place of listening instead of action  
  • Creating psychological safety 
  • Moving from listening to action, and where to begin 
  • Unconscious bias and its role in health equity gaps  
  • Work-life sway and how it differentiates from work-life balance. 


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Written by Michelle Abendroth

Michelle is a co-owner of Roth Media and helps podcasters achieve more with their shows.

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