Diversity Straight Up Podcast: Tina Gridiron of ACT Center for Equity in Learning

Today’s guest on Diversity Straight Up is Tina Gridiron, Vice President of the ACT Center for Equity in Learning.

Anthony and Sarika talk with Tina about the education of black history in schools, what it’s like to be the woman who advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in every job she’s had, and the role that standardized testing plays in access to higher education in today’s world. Tina also answers a listener question on accelerating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and everyone takes a turn with the famous Diversity Thumb Ball!

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.