Tune into "The E Word" with Brittany and Karen as they sift through the part of DEI that everyone tiptoes around - Equity. It’s like a closet overhaul for your brain! They'll help you sort through the mess, point out what to keep that works, and highlight what to ditch that doesn't. With each episode, they'll unpack real-life examples from legal, marketing, and leadership angles, showing you why equity isn't just good—it's critical to business growth and sustainability. Get ready to declutter your views and make space for fairness and justice for all. The E Word is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Alexa, and more.

Meet the hosts

Karen McFarlane

Karen McFarlane is the founder and CMO of Kaye Media, a fractional marketing firm for startups to enterprises. With over 25 years of experience, Karen is renowned for her transformative purpose-driven brand strategies and has been recognized for her leadership and deep commitment to equity and belonging. She serves on several Boards and is a celebrated thought leader in inclusive marketing and conflict resolution. Karen's commitment to advancing racial and gender equity in Corporate America is evident through her social impact initiative, Colossal Work, which underscores her dedication to driving meaningful and sustainable change.

Brittany S. Hale

Brittany S. Hale stands as a catalyst for transformative change and beacon of inspiration for leaders across diverse industries. With a background in litigation, politics, and risk management, Brittany has paved her way to founding BND Consulting Group—an embodiment of her passion and unparalleled expertise. At BND Consulting Group, Brittany empowers senior leaders with the tools to harness values to ignite better decision-making and turn purpose into profit in today's dynamically evolving landscape. As a trusted guide, she enables leaders to navigate intricate organizational transitions by operationalizing aspirational values. Her impact spans enterprises, government institutions, and startups alike. She has been featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Essence, TechCrunch, and Fast Company for her insights into entrepreneurship and leadership.

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