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The Intersection Of JEDI & Social Impact

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In today’s episode, EFG’s Alli Murphy sits down with Leeatt Rothschild, Founder & CEO of Packed with Purpose, and Mary Finley, Chief People Officer of Advanced Group, to discuss the importance of internal and external Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) initiatives and how their organizations are advancing these efforts.

The trio talks about JEDI committees, internal Neurodiversity initiatives, leveraging ERGs, listening to employee feedback, having diverse content, internal and external DEI best practices, and the power of language.

Packed with Purpose is a woman-owned business on a mission to create meaningful social impact while strengthening human connections. It’s a corporate gifting company that partners with purpose-driven brands to create gift boxes that give back to causes like poverty and education. Advanced Group companies provide talent opportunities, staffing and recruiting services, and outsourcing solutions for various clients and industries.

In today’s episode, we’ll explore:

  • The importance of JEDI programs in the workplace and how they relate to driving social impact
  • Why terminology matters & how to select yours
  • How Packed with Purpose and Advanced Group approach JEDI and some of the initiatives they’ve implemented
  • How Packed with Purpose’s JEDI work extended into its supply chain
  • The challenges that companies face when creating JEDI programs and how to overcome them
  • The importance of continuous learning in advancing JEDI effortsIdeas you can implement next week to improve your organization’s JEDI work
  • Examples of great consumer-facing JEDI work

This episode is brought to you by Packed with Purpose.

Links & Notes

Elevate Your Social Impact

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Engage for Good
  • (02:23) – Introducing Leeatt and Mary
  • (05:07) – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • (12:06) – The JEDI Committee
  • (13:30) – Partnerships
  • (26:44) – A focus on data
  • (28:12) – Best Practices in Consumer Initiatives
  • (32:38) – Key Learnings
  • (35:05) – Learn More

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