Diversity Straight Up Podcast: Janessa Calderon, QC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

This month’s guest on Diversity Straight Up is Janessa Calderon, executive director of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Anthony and Sarika talk with Janessa about her work with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, what it has meant for her to be the youngest person to ever hold the position, how she manages to create impact as a one-person team, Janessa shares some insightful advice, and everyone takes a turn with the famous Diversity Thumb Ball!

Listen now at CorridorBusiness.com or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Diversity Straight Up is a Corridor Media Group podcast sponsored by ACT, Alliant Energy, and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

About the hosts:

Sarika Bhakta, CDE, is the President of Nikeya Diversity Consulting and was born in Gujarat, India. As a coach, speaker, trainer, consultant, and author, she empowers people/organizations to leverage diversity as an asset via equity, inclusion, and engagement solutions to transform culture. She has over 25 years of experience supporting global industries, executives, and workforce populations to increase their cultural competency. She also co-authored “Power Up, Super Women”.

Anthony Arrington, CDE, CDF is cofounder and managing partner with Top RANK, a professional/executive search & diversity consulting firm.  He is a Certified Diversity Executive and Certified Diversity Facilitator with over 25 years of leadership, training, and consulting experience across multiple industries. Anthony helps organizations uncover root issues and transform mindsets around the value of DEI&B.