LIVE from EntreFest: Diversity Straight Up Podcast with Rajesh Anandan

Diversity Straight Up podcast

On today’s episode of Diversity Straight Up, hosts Anthony and Sarika record live from EntreFEST in Iowa City with Rajesh Anandan, co-founder and CEO of Ultranauts Inc, and Lecturer at MIT.

The group dives into Rajesh’s experiences with Ultranauts and operating with a staff where the majority are neurodivergent. The group also dispels myths about neurodivergent individuals in the workplace, discuss ways that other executives can revolutionize their approach to engaging their teams, share their thoughts on gun violence in America, and everyone takes a turn with the Diversity Thumb Ball.

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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.