To recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, Inside Kellogg will be featuring the diverse perspectives and reflections from members of Kellogg’s Hispanic and Latinx communities.
“I’m Black, I’m African, I’m an immigrant, and I speak with an accent. And so, I want to take an active role and let people understand what it means to embrace folks. I want to learn, too — everyone has biases that we don’t recognize. I want to be able to understand those biases and take an active step in combating them,” Lenton Davies (EMBA 2022) says.
“It is my hope that conversations in these spaces could build community as we share our experiences, as well as increase understanding of DEI problems and solutions,” Ginger Jacobson, PhD, says, associate director of behavioral research at Kellogg.
“My parents’ dream was to give me a better and successful life. I am not living the American dream, I am living my family’s dream, and I couldn’t be more grateful and proud of what we have accomplished,” Karen Chen (2Y 2021) says.
For Pride Month this year, Maddie Reese (2Y 2022), VP of Engagement for Pride@Kellogg, shares her leadership journey and efforts “to build a more inclusive, intersectional experience for Kellogg students.”
“What I truly desired was to have a lasting social impact and to be steadily connected to the pulse of change,” Raven Bedenfield says, a digital designer for Kellogg’s Integrated Marketing and Communications team.
Hear from current EMBA students on bringing their diverse range of professional backgrounds and identities to their application process and Kellogg journey.
“I’m honored to be growing on this journey at Kellogg and grateful to feel appreciated as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Lance Wheeler (EMBA 2022) says.
“Politics is tough. This experience of advancing Paid Family Leave, including the many roadblocks along the way, has made me a better advocate for my community because I learned to work within the system to produce positive changes,” Candice Quarles (EMBA 2022) says.
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Bernie Banks, Kellogg’s associate dean for leadership development and inclusion, gives insight into the design of Kellogg’s DEI Pathway, and how it uniquely prepares the next generation of leaders.