We all see the world through our own lens.
When you change your lens, you change what you see.
I'm Rosie Yeung (pronouns: she/her), a Speaker, Coach, Trainer and Podcaster for Justice, Equity, Decolonization, and Inclusion (JEDI).
My specializations include in intersectional diversity, economic equity, and Asian-Canadian identity.
My passion is helping leaders grow more inclusive, and organizations grow more human.
I believe in a world committed to:
Justice, not prejudice.
People, not profit.
Empathy, not indifference.
Dignity, not despair.
Belonging, not rejection.
Freedom, not fear.
Truth, not silence.
How may I guide your JEDI journey today?
When I started my first ever podcast from scratch with no experience, I had to believe in myself before others believed in me.
The website www.verywellmind.com defines Impostor Syndrome as: “an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be…the experience of feeling like a phony—like you don't belong where you are.”
It’s natural to want validation from others before we actually take a leap of faith. But if we just keep waiting for that to happen, we might never get started on that BIG IDEA or PASSION that only you have the vision to see.
Because I forged ahead and followed my passion, I’m proud and incredulous to launch season THREE of the Changing Lenses podcast today!
In this episode, I share with you:
🎙️ my journey through impostor syndrome
🎙️ how employers/recruiters can change their lenses to see the true value of candidates
🎙️ how employees/job seekers can turn their life experiences into corporate skills
If you’re on the verge of trying something new, and pursuing your passion – YOU CAN DO IT. I believe in you! You don’t need anyone’s approval but your own. GO FOR IT! 🙌🏻
If you’re Black, you’re probably well aware of what Walter Gainer II is going to share in this episode. (Trigger warning, the content may be traumatizing or upsetting to you – please take care of yourself and stop listening at any point.)
If you’re not Black – you NEED to hear what Walt has to say. I thought I knew about the issue from the general media – but in my privilege, I had no idea how pervasive and intrusive anti-Black hair discrimination actually is.
If you’re an employer or manager – you especially need to hear Walt’s stories. Workplace discrimination is insidious because it’s rarely overt. #WorkingWhileBlack is a real thing, and if you’re thinking, “not at my company” – think again.
Tune in as Walter changes our lens on how we see Black hair in corporate North America.
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
The racialized origin of the term locs (or dreadlocks)
Hair discrimination against men
A defining moment in Walter’s loc journey
Advice for people with locs in corporate jobs
Advice for the rest of us to see locs differently
IDEAS FROM THE BLOG
SOME CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
As the Department of National Defence continues to address culture change, we hosted a 90 minute roundtable webinar on culture, diversity, and inclusion. Speaking to an audience of social scientists and military members, Rosie was one of our external expert panelists, providing a respectful, yet challenging voice to what can often be a sensitive discussion topic. Her contributions were insightful and provocative, and her participation was a key element to making the roundtable a successful event.
Deputy Director General, DGMPRA,
Chief Military Personnel,
Canadian Department of National Defence
Rosie provided a thoughtful and powerful talk about the importance of recognizing the Asian and Pacific Islander experience in the workplace. Personally, I learned a lot, and I know many of our Asian team members related and resonated to the experiences she shared. She delivered insights and advice with grace and respect, and I would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone looking to gain a deeper perspective on race and biases in the workplace.
Engagement & Experience Team,
Rosie's webinar 'Decolonizing Corporate Canada' is a great starting point for every single business in Canada to bring leaders to a collective understanding of issues related to the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and how we can act upon them. It was a thoughtful, intentional and engaging educational opportunity. I highly recommend it.
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