#PeoplewithPurpose Podcast

Building purpose-driven and inclusive cultures where employees can bring their authentic selves to work.

#PeoplewithPurpose explores how industry leaders, recruiting experts, and talent acquisitions trailblazers are building a people-first culture where employees are informed, energized, and heard. Listen now for a behind-the-scene look at what the people and companies are doing to bring authenticity and diversity to the workplace.

#PeoplewithPurpose Podcast


Episode 15

Episode 15: Inclusive Bonds: How Employee Resource Groups Strengthen Henkel's Culture
In this episode of the #PeopleWithPurpose podcast, Orion Talent's VP of Diversity and Veteran Outreach, Steve Amsden, engages with key leaders from Henkel's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Episode 14

Episode 14: Realizing Potential: Empowering Diverse Talent in Real Estate Careers with CBRE
In Episode 14 of #PeoplewithPurpose, host Steve Amsden is joined by CBRE's Ruth Lanigan, Director of Property Management, Jessica McKenzie, Regional Sr. QHSE Manager, and Jason Holloway, Sr. Regional Facilities Manager to discuss their focus on career opportunities for diverse candidates within the company.

Episode 13

Episode 13: Moving Beyond the Horizon - Careers in Rail & Transportation for Women at Siemens Mobility
In Episode 13 of #PeoplewithPurpose, host Steve Amsden explores careers in transportation and rail with four incredible women at Siemens Mobility, a leading provider of sustainable and efficient transport solutions. Tune in for empowering stories that redefine the journey toward a more inclusive future in the transportation industry.

Episode 12

Episode 12: Voices at the Table - Careers in STEM for Women & Diverse Talent at Chemours
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, host Steve Amsden sits down with three amazing women at Chemours, a different kind of chemistry company that responsibly enables every day products from smart devices to cars and home air conditioning.

Episode 11

Episode 11: Staying Curious: Continuous Advancement in Careers with Mammotome
Host Steve Amsden sits down with Ben Sandefur, VP Marketing & Business Development, Suzanne Smith, VP of Sales, and Ed Aguilar, Senior Director of Strategic Accounts & Latin America, from Mammotome in this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose. Mammotome is a global leader in breast biopsy markers.

Episode 10

Episode 10: How Belonging at Carrier Helps Diverse Talent Thrive
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden, Orion Talent VP Military Outreach & Diversity Initiatives is joined by Shondi Muir, Global Head, Inclusion & Diversity and University Recruitment, Bill McDonough, Vice President Human Resources, Commercial HVAC, and Rich Simpson, Commercial General Manager, from Carrier Global Corporation.

Episode 9

Episode 9: ESG & Inclusion: A Spirit of Collaboration at Tenneco
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden hosts Deb Sinta, VP, Global Talent, Inclusion & Culture, at Tenneco, one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers.

Episode 8

Episode 8: Learn, Earn, and Return: A Career Roundtable with Visa
In this special episode of #PeoplewithPurpose host Steve Amsden sits down with Ivy Tao, Sr. Legal Assistant, Reshenda Daniels, Managing Director, Talent & Culture, and Gilbert Dueñas, Human Resources Manager at Visa.

Episode 7

Episode 7: The Human Connection - Allyship and Inclusion at US Foods
This episode was previously recorded. In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Lourdes Diaz, VP - Diversity & Inclusion at US Foods, and Constantine Vutsas, Senior Manager - Diversity & Inclusion Recruiting and President of the US Foods Employee Resource Group (ERG), PRIDE.

Episode 6

Episode 6: Heart and Soul - Empowering Authenticity at Siemens Mobility
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Tami Wolownik, Head of People & Organization, North America, and Jessica Shaiegan, Head of Strategic Procurement for Rail Infrastructure Business Unit & Mobility Division Functional Excellence, at Siemens Mobility.

Episode 5

Episode 5: TAG: Cultivating an Inclusive Culture Amid Fast-Paced Growth
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Jeri Doris, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Dr. Kevon Rennie, Dentist/Practice Owner, with TAG, The Aspen Group, a leader in consumer healthcare. TAG is serving as an accelerator for growing businesses in the healthcare space - including Aspen Dental, Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers, WellNow Urgent Care, and Chapter Aesthetic Studio.

Episode 4

Episode 4: Building an Exceptional Employee Experience at Panduit
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Patricia Liotta, VP Human Resources, and Ana Aleman, VP Marketing, at Panduit. The current war for talent has caused Panduit, a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure solutions, to look inward and ask and answer the hard questions.

Episode 3

Episode 3: Purposeful Storytelling - Amplifying Culture at Numotion
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Adam Holton, CHRO of Numotion. Adam and Steve take a deep dive into what it means to amplify a company's culture through storytelling, both internally and externally.

Episode 2

Episode 2: The Business of Connection - How Sponsorships at W. L. Gore Promote Inclusion
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Natalie Crawford, Global Leader, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Kristen Bruner, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, at W. L. Gore & Associates. Natalie, Kristen, and Steve discuss sponsorship/mentorship for associates and employees and how that has helped attract and retain diverse talent.

Episode 1

Episode 1: Leading with Inclusion at Vitesco Technologies - A Call with Steve, Trisha, and Florencia
In this episode of #PeoplewithPurpose, Steve Amsden is joined by Trisha Sokol, Head of Human Relations, US & Canada, and Florencia Stanfield, Chief Diversity Officer, at Vitesco Technologies. They discuss the ongoing process of building and maintaining a culture of inclusion, both on a day-to-day and strategic basis.

About the Host

Steve Amsden

Steve Amsden
Vice President of Diversity Initiatives and Military Outreach, Orion Talent

Steve is a leader in the Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding space whose mission is to help companies become inclusion champions. He is passionate about helping companies build impactful, purpose and scaleable inclusion programs. In his spare time, Steve enjoys visits to the Cape, sunsets and weekends.

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