Turn the Promise of DE&I into Real Action

Stacy Brown-Philpot

Former CEO of TaskRabbit and current board member of Nordstrom, Noom, StockX, and HP

The Shift Podcast: Stacy Brown-Philpot

About the episode

Maria Colacurcio and Sean Mendy sit down with Stacy Brown-Philpot, former CEO of TaskRabbit and current board member of Nordstrom, Noom, StockX, and HP. Stacy shares insights on how companies can sustain DE&I in the midst of large transitions such as acquiring another company, launching in international markets, or recruiting talent at all levels of the company. She also shares how her experiences as a black woman integrating corporate spaces like TaskRabbit, and Google, shaped her efforts to increase workplace diversity with initiatives like the Black Googler Network and the Soft Black Opportunity Fund.

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Highlights from the episode

  • How to take a data led approach to making all decisions in an employee life cycle (i.e hiring, promoting & retention) to ensure diversity at all levels of the organization
  • How to successfully merge company cultures and maintain DE&I efforts while going through a merger
  • How board members can adequately evaluate a company’s DE&I initiatives and incentivize company leaders to meet DE&I metrics and goals
  • The importance of scale and leverage at every stage of a growing company 
  • Tools companies can use to attract and retain diverse talent

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