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Fashion Forward DEI: Revolutionizing Retail Culture with Micheal Price

In today’s episode, your host Amber is joined by Micheal Price, Director of People Development and Inclusion of Torrid to delve into the interplay between learning and development, inclusion, and diversity in the retail space.

Join in on their conversation as they highlight the importance of recognizing privilege and using it to create impact as well as the significance of continuous learning and development. They also explore the challenges of navigating social and political controversies, equity and inclusion, and generational differences in the workplace, as well as how to address sensitive situations and have difficult conversations in the workplace. Amber and Micheal also discuss the significance of inclusivity in the fashion retail industry, particularly in catering to full-figured women, stressing the importance of businesses prioritizing inclusivity and listening to their customers' needs.

Tune in with Amber and Micheal as they discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the impact of DEI on retail, and the journey towards creating a more inclusive environment!

KEY POINTS:

  • How diversity and inclusion play a vital role in the workplace
  • On addressing difficult topics for effective communication
  • The importance of setting consumer expectations
  • On navigating retail, marginalized community, and customer needs
  • The privilege of living a life based on curiosity, rather than circumstance
  • How genuineness leads to impactful learning
  • The importance of lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Micheal’s privilege that she refuses to be guilty about

QUOTABLES:

“I always say that everything has to be seen through a lens of learning. These are transferable skills… If I can learn to ask those questions in those hard environments, I will ask the right questions when it comes to the things that I value — and that is a difficult skill. - Micheal Price

“The biggest issue that I see in DEI as a whole is that there's inaction.” — Amber Cabral

RESOURCES

Micheal Price

LinkedIn | @mk-price/

Amber Cabral

IG | @bamcabral

LinkedIn | @ambercabral

Facebook | @amber.cabral

Twitter | @BamCabral

Grab a copy of Amber’s books at Amazon!

Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture

Say More About That: ...And Other Ways to Speak Up, Push Back, and Advocate for Yourself and Others -

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Just finished the first episode (whispers: via YouTube) and I was NOT ready for the conversation to end. So I came on over to the apple podcast streets to subscribe and listen again on my commute to work. While this is not the work I’m exclusively dedicated to, I want to increase awareness around equity so I can be more intentional in my practice personally and professionally. This conversation is an absolute resource that I have the PRIVILEGE (time) to tap into and I look forward to digging into new episodes every week.

Shada_
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Great listen/watch. People really underrate how important emotional intelligence is in business. Hopefully more people will listen and utilize some of the information shared.

WillUBeThere.com
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Amber has a genuine ability to bring out the authentic aspects of topics that many of us must want to sit down and have a conversation about! Refreshing, compelling and yes, entertaining — can’t wait for each episode to drop and I even feel more equipped to expand on these topics in my own circle!

Themindofandre
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WOW! I am always enthralled by the conversations had and topics discussed on this podcast. As someone who rarely feels motivated or inspired, I am so grateful to have found this podcast. I have shared this podcast with so many people in my life as each episode offers a brilliant mind’s insight. This past episode I had to pull over and just allow myself to feel the the feeling of motivation and then gratitude. This show doesn’t present itself as a self help podcast, nor does it attempt to—for lack of a better word— preach to it’s audience. However, every episode I find myself unapologetically happy with myself. I find myself sharing this podcast hoping others feel this feeling. Having access to this podcast is one privilege I absolutely refuse to feel guilty for—and boy what a privilege it is!

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