Episode 105: The Expat Experience and DEI in France with Sandra Camacho

Thank you for joining me for Episode 5 where my guest and I discuss our expat experience as two Americans living in Paris as well as how DEI is perceived and practiced in France.

In this episode, Sandra talks with us about:

  1. Her journey as a “double expat” moving from Colombia to the US as a child then from the US to France as an adult
  2. The difference in how she feels DEI is perceived, understood, and practiced in France versus in the US
  3. The importance of cultural humility
  4. The fascinating national discussion on whether French should be modified to become a gender-neutral language.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. During our conversation, Sandra graciously shares her lived experience in a very open and transparent manner and provides insight into the world of DEI outside of the US but through a US lens.

If something resonates with you while enjoying our conversation, share it with us on social media using the hashtag #ethintegritypodcast.

Sandra Camacho bio:

Sandra Camacho (She/Her) is a multicultural Inclusive Design strategist, educator, and advisor based in Paris, France. She’s also the founder and lead of the Inclusive Design Jam, a global learning community committed to making the use and access of products, services, and environments equal to all. She started her career at Google, where she spent 8 years working in product, innovation, and learning & development in the U.S. and Europe. She left in 2018 to pursue her dreams of designing for social impact under the alias Sandra By Design. Today, she helps product and design teams around the world build thriving work cultures and socially impactful solutions with the power of inclusive design.

Websites: Sandra by Design and Inclusive Design Jam

Instagram: @Sandra.bydesign

Twitter:  @sandrabydesign

LinkedIn: Sandra Camacho

YouTube: Sandra by Design Channel

Episode 4: How to Use Storytelling & Branding to Create an Engaging Compliance Program with Nichole Pitts

Season 1, Episode 4: How to Use Storytelling & Branding to Create an Engaging Compliance Program


Thank you for joining me for Episode 4. This will be a solosode where I’m pulling together key points and concepts from the first three episodes to discuss how you can use branding and storytelling to create an inclusive and engaging compliance program. 

I’ll be providing tips on:

  1. How to cut through the noise & get your workforce to want to engage with your program
  2. How to leverage Hilary Hartling’s MAGIC Formula (which is based on key things that Disney has done right to protect & expand its brand) to create your own compliance brand
  3. Brand deposits vs. brand withdrawals

About Nichole Pitts:
From global film companies & major music labels to intergovernmental organizations and some of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies in America, Nichole Pitts, CEO & Founder of Ethintegrity and Host of The Ethintegrity Podcast with Nichole Pitts: A Safe Space for Brave Conversationshas helped countless organizations gain accelerated success through the world of  DEI and Ethics & Compliance. With more than 15 years of Ethics & Compliance and DEI  experience, serving most recently as a VP of Compliance & Ethics of a high 8-figure industry  disruptor, Pitts has been recognized as one of Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter and  shortlisted as Chief Compliance Officer of the Year – Large Company. Nichole is a citizen of the world, having lived in Paris, London, Atlanta, and Washington, DC. 

A featured expert and speaker for EQS Group, AllBright, Convercent by One Trust, the Society of  Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), Ethisphere, Lead360, the International Bar Association,  and Jindal Global Business School, Nichole’s expertise has also been featured in the Anti Corruption Report Ethisphere Magazine, the EQS Group blog, Interactive Compliance Training blog, the Compliance Podcast Network, and on virtual and live event stages alike. 

In 2018, Nichole founded Ethintegrity to establish an innovative and inspiring brand that empowers professionals and organizations to exponentially expand their awareness and impact to create more diverse & ethical workplaces. Influenced heavily by creativity and living abroad, Nichole is passionate about helping organizations and professionals create workplace environments that embrace and promote ethical behavior and embed diversity, equity, inclusion  & belonging into their cultural DNA. 

Nichole holds a BA in both History and African American Studies from Indiana University – Bloomington and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law, where she served as president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholepitts/
Instagram: @Ethintegrity


Episode 103: The MAGIC of Inclusive Branding with Hilary Hartling

Season 1, Episode 3: The MAGIC of Inclusive Branding with Hilary Hartling

Thank you for joining me for Episode 3, where we discuss how to use branding in an authentic & inclusive way. In this episode, Hilary talks with us about:

  1. The importance of developing synergistic relationships
  2. How to leverage her MAGIC Formula (which is based on key things that Disney has done right to protect & expand its brand)
  3. Brand deposits vs. brand withdrawals
  4. How to ensure your branding is inclusive and not exclusive

About Hilary Hartling:
Hilary Hartling is a Brand & Messaging Strategist drawing from 15+ years of experience leading visionary integrated marketing and synergy initiatives for film releases from global entertainment brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Touchstone, and Dreamworks. After helping launch and grow multi-million and billion dollar franchises for The Walt Disney Company (Toy Story, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and more) and experiencing industry success with 70 #1 opening weekend box office wins, Hilary has leveraged her Fortune 50 experience to establish a brand consultancy and online education platform helping entrepreneurs create captivating brands that resonate.

A featured expert, speaker, and consultant for American Film Institute, HGTV, Allbright, Goldman Sachs, and WICT (Women In Cable Television), Hilary’s expertise has also been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, Belong Magazine, Medium, and The Ambitious Introvert Podcast, and on virtual and live event stages alike with Boss Project Summit, Build Your Brand Conference, and Follower 2 Fan Society’s Event.

They were influenced heavily by the creativity and storytelling genius she experienced at Disney. Hilary’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs create a cinematic-level brand that immerses their audience in the story and value of what they offer, resulting in winning the hearts and business of their ideal clients.

Instagram: @HilaryHartling
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Episode 101: The Impact & Influence of Storytelling with Jessie Kate Bui

Season 1, Episode 1: The Impact & Influence of Storytelling with Jessie Kate Bui

In this episode, my guest Jessie Kate Bui and I talk about how we take in & process millions of pieces of information consciously and unconsciously, not understanding how these bite-sized bits create an entire entrée of beliefs. We discuss ways to become aware of how storytelling influences how we interpret or react to the characters and story based on the principles of ethics and DEI.

Using examples from Downton Abbey, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more, Jessie Kate breaks down:

  • How the architecture of storytelling and design is intentionally guiding us toward a particular narrative
  • How stereotypes and biases are used to categorize story characters in a way that feels familiar to the consumer
  • The 2 types of storytelling and the 4 power elements that you see play across not only entertainment but consumerism, media, and historical accounts
  • How the power of social media has not only impacted how stories are told but also created a platform for underrepresented voices to be heard and shake up the status quo

About Jessie Kate Bui:
Jessie Kate Bui is a Storytelling Coach, Author of Talking Threads: costume design for entertainment art, and creator of The Parallax Method: a transformative storytelling approach.

As a designer, Jessie Kate discovered that story had the power to eliminate her imposter syndrome. And when she felt lost in life, she found her professional art and story tools could empower her therapy sessions and reveal a deep sense of purpose. Now she helps storytellers, entrepreneurs, and personal development advocates like her identify, fictionalize, and rewrite their personal narratives so they can become protagonists in their own lives.

From 1:1 intensives to courses and mentorships, Jessie Kate guides her clients to break down their limiting beliefs while equipping them with tools to create authentic brand stories, inspiring fictional stories, and elevated journaling approaches. Creating lasting change and unleashing their creativity so they can show up, speak up, and change the world.

Instagram: @jessiekatebui