Advancing all women podcast

Episode 37

The Language of Diversity

This week, Sarah and our guests dig deep into the key importance of language to the DEI&B conversation: why it matters and keeping up with the flow of change.

Episode Resources:
A misconception is defining part of being transgender is having surgery, as if a trans person isn’t trans until they’ve gone under the knife and come out the other side fully “transgendered.” (Planned Parenthood and GLAAD Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation National Center for Transgender Equality)
  • TRANSGENDER:  a person whose gender identity does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth.
  • TRANSGENDERED: Adding -ed to the end of transgender isn’t grammatically correct, on the basis that transgender is an adjective, not a verb.
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Gregory DeShields

Executive Director, Tourism Diversity Matters

Qualified Tourism/Hospitality and Academic Professional Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) proficient in developing and implementing plans, strategies, and initiatives specifically designed to raise destinations image for diverse, multicultural travel.

Experienced Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) with demonstrated cultural competence. Prepared to strategically position an organization to remove systemic barriers to inclusion, lead culture change, and transform the brand.

Graduate of Johnson & Wales University Providence, Rhode Island, with an A.S. Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management; and B.S. Degree in Hospitality Management. Professional Development Leadership Graduate: Institute for Diversity Certification, Urban League of Philadelphia, Leadership Forum, Leadership Philadelphia, and Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange.

Awards and Honors: 2021 Event Industry Council: Social Impact Award”, 2020 Skål USA Chapter of the Year, 2020 Philadelphia Tribune Most Influential African American Leaders, 2020 Meetings Today Trendsetter (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Education),2020 Funtime Magazine, Philadelphia Icon Award

Professional Affiliations: Past President Skål Philadelphia Chapter, board member: AchieveNEXT Global, Blacks in Travel and Tourism, Boy Scouts of American Cradle of Liberty, Center City District, Center City Proprietors Association, COMHAR Inc., Greater Philadelphia Hispanic, African American, Asian-American, and LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and Philadelphia Award.

Professional Certifications: Society of Diversity – Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), American Hotel & Lodging Association, Educational Institute – Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), and Asian American Hotel Owners Association – Certified Hotel Owner CHO)

Greg is a longtime Tourism and Hospitality professional, native Philadelphian with a passion for his work, and is dedicated to giving back to the next generation of hospitality leaders.

Frequent presenter, specific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fundamentals: Assessment, Planning, Strategies, and Implementation to reinforce the need for organizations to lead inclusion from the top.


Camille Goleb

Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Customer Solution Support and Innovation (CSI), SAP

Camille Goleb leads Diversity and Inclusion for the 10000 person division of SAP known as Customer Solution Support and Innovation (CSI). A 10-year resident of Pittsburgh PA, Camille spends her time outside the office working with antiracist activism group Pittsburgh Feminists for Intersectionality, watching live music, making large and delicious messes in the kitchen, traveling, playing with power tools, and hanging out with her husband Jeff and their red rump parrot Toki Wartooth. Camille is a passionate believer in social justice causes and actively works to make all the spaces she spends time in more equitable for all. Camille would like to note that Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, and that she wants to see a picture of your pet.


Hannah Wineman

Social Responsibility Specialist, Alterra Mountain Company

Hannah Wineman is committed to serving and protecting people and the planet. As Social Responsibility Specialist at Alterra Mountain Company, she operationalizes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sustainability, and Corporate Giving. Her DEI work at Alterra focuses on both internal employee experience and inclusion, in addition to increased participation of new and diverse guests who have been historically denied access to the ski industry. Hannah earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, in addition to three minors in Education, Leadership Studies, and Social Innovation. During her time at CU, she worked at the CU Boulder Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Hannah now lives in Denver, Colorado where she spends as much of her free time as possible in the sun and snow.

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