Win(e)d Down Wednesday Podcast with Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett

The concept is straight-forward - a contemporary discussion on advocacy, inclusion and your role in driving change -- best enjoyed with your favorite wind-down beverage of choice.

Our goal is to create a brave and welcoming space for much-needed DEI conversations about what’s happening in the workplace and marketplace. You know, those conversations that you wish you could have at work but aren’t having.

To suggest themes and guests for future episodes, leave us a message here.

New episodes available Wednesday’s at 4:00 pm ET. Available anytime on your favorite platform.

EPISODES

Episode 10: Trends for 2022

January 5, 2022

Uncorking 2022. Performative DEI, transparency, allyship, and the labor shortage: With no end in sight for the labor shortage, Jeffery and Amanda discuss the topics they are tracking as we enter 2022 – from performative DEI gestures to transparency, allyship, shifting workforce demographics, and talent retention. Over bubbles, they share take-away questions, “How diverse is your leadership?”– how diverse is your pipeline? Start the new year off with a new habit, Win(e)d Down Wednesdays.

Episode 9: Great Resignation: What can front line leaders do to drive employee retention?

December 29, 2021

This week, over green tea and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett, discuss what front-line leaders and managers can do to advance employee retention. Given the importance of the direct manager on employee engagement and their propensity to stay, Amanda outsides her ‘Stay Framework’ which is based on four C’’s to get your employees to stay: Care, Completed, Challenges, Coaching and the bonus Career Path (downloadable at amandahammett.com/stay). Listen for tips you can implement immediately.

Episode 8: The Great Resignation – Empathy as a Key to Employee Retention

December 22, 2021

Being a manager today is difficult — and the Great Resignation has double-down on everyone’s stress and burnout levels. Hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett discuss the role of empathy and share the EVOLVE Model as a tool to help hone your skills. This discussion is ideal for leaders at all levels of the organization. Each of us has a role to play to combat the great resignation. Prep your favorite beverage and join the conversation.

Episode 7: Returning to the Office: Covid, Gender, Women of Color, Inclusion – Part II

December 15, 2021

In Part II of Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett’s conversation with Tamika Curry Smith and Elba Pareja-Gallagher, two senior executives from the heart of corporate America, they continue the discussion on returning to the office in the wake of Covid. The conversation explores covering, returning to the office, remote work and why, for many women of color, remote work is preferable to returning to the office. Tune-in and join the conversation.

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Episode 6: Returning to the Office: COVID, Gender, Inclusion – Part I

December 8, 2021

For months, the national conversation has revolved around how companies would return to the office in the wake of Covid. This week, Jeffery and Amanda talk with two senior executives from the heart of corporate America, Tamika Curry Smith and Elba Pareja-Gallagher. This episode delves into diversity, equity and inclusion, workplace flexibility, gender and the impact of COVID. Grab your favorite beverage and join the conversation.

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Episode 5: Great Resignation: What Gen Z and Millennials want employers to know

December 1, 2021

Another 4 million workers left the workforce for the 5th month in a row, Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett catch up on the business and personal impact of the “The Great Resignation”. While there isn’t one reason employees are leaving, business leaders are grappling with how to retain and attract talent. In the episode, your hosts outline the perfect storm of voluntary turnover, social justice and burnout as several of the causes and why it will take more than enhanced perks to stem the tide.

Episode 4: What the Deloitte Transparency Study Says About DEI Today – What Deloitte Transparency Study Says About DEI Today – Jeffery Tobias Halter

November 24, 2021

Welcome to Win(e)d Down Wednesday with gender strategist Jeffery Tobias Halter and generational strategist Amanda Hammett — a podcast that focuses on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and equity through the lenses of a Boomer and a Millennial. In each episode, they delve into DEI topics, examining business implications, talent strategy, and what today’s senior leaders need to know in order to recruit, retain and develop the next generation. This week, they delve into the findings that highlight the need for accountability to ensure the success of corporate DEI initiatives and how to effectively engage men as allies and advocates.

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Episode 3: What the Deloitte Transparency Study Says About Diversity, Equity- Amanda Hammett

November 18, 2021

Welcome to Win(e)d Down Wednesday with gender strategist Jeffery Tobias Halter and generational strategist Amanda Hammett — a podcast that focuses on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and equity through the lenses of a Boomer and a Millennial. In each episode, they delve into DEI topics, examining business implications, talent strategy, and what today’s senior leaders need to know in order to recruit, retain and develop the next generation. This week, they discuss the recent Deloitte Transparency Study and key takeaways regarding millennials, Gen Z, remote work and social justice in the workplace.

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Episode 2: Working Parents and Pandemic – Part II

November 10, 2021

For working parents, especially moms, COVID has been the great disrupter. Smriti Rao, Red Hat, and Jessie Wei, EY, join Win(e)d Down Wednesday hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett for a candid conversation about their experiences at work and at home. In this episode we delve into pandemic parenting, returning to the office, and what working parents want their managers and senior leaders to know. Settle into your chair, pour your favorite beverage and join the conversation. You won’t want to miss a moment of these insights.

Episode 1: Working Parents and the Pandemic – Part I

November 10, 2021

How are moms coping during the pandemic? For working parents, especially moms, COVID has been the great disrupter. Smriti Rao and Jessie Wei join Win(e)d Down Wednesday hosts Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett for a candid conversation about their experiences at work and at home. Bring your favorite beverage and join the discussion on career transitions, parenting during a pandemic and getting it all done from the kitchen table.

To thank you for your support and share some holiday cheer, Jeffery Tobias Halter and Amanda Hammett, invited Atlanta entrepreneurs and mixologists, Erika Moore and Raquel Ravenell, aka Whiskey and Rosemary, to create and share a cocktail tutorial. Mocktails are also available on their social stream. Wishing you a joyous, healthy and happy holiday season.