In episode 66, Coffey talks with Dr. Whitnee Boyd about the power of identity and sense of belonging in the workplace.

They discuss the differences between organizational culture and community; the role of identity in the workplace; how diversity and inclusion lead to a sense of belonging; the correlation between building a community and increasing productivity; how leaders can empower employees to be proactive and engaging; how to engage remote teams; training leaders how to start insightful conversations with employees; and how employers can help first-generation professionals to acclimate to the workforce.

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Dr. Whitnee Boyd

Dr. Whitnee Boyd

Dr. Whitnee Boyd is a native Arkansan. She currently works for the Office of the Chancellor at TCU and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the honors college.

Her work focuses on building and managing internal and external partnerships, researching first-generation college students and identity development, and serving as the divisional lead for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Whitnee enjoys and values family, faith and fellowship. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and is a creative at heart.

She has space to create through operating her own consultancy firm, Doc B. Empowers, and her newly formed podcast, This World Is Ours, focused on the global experiences of Black women across the world.

She is committed to community and serves across the city of Fort Worth in numerous capacities including boards, task forces, and most importantly to her alongside community members committed to creating a more inclusive and just city.

She was named to Fort Worth’s 40 Under 40 list this year. She hopes that with each encounter each of us can empower others along the way.

1 Comment

  1. Karen Smithson

    This conversation between Mike and Whitnee was engaging and thought provoking. Thank you both.


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