Episode 15 of People + Profit Show –
Diversity and Inclusion Mixed with People and Profit Makes for the Best Combination
With Mary Henry and Ron Price, joining Jeremy Neis and our guest host Debbie Accomazzo.
About this Episode
The discussion flowed well between both guests and each found that their respective practices, values, ethics and business consciousness aligned.
The conversation returned numerous times to the “Great Resignation” or “Great Reshuffling” as Ron coined it – as in, the impact to industry and hiring can be seen as a positive reawakening of sorts, for both employee and employer.
The critical nature of DEIJ – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice – initiatives was a topic that flowed throughout the conversation, and Mary’s HR member organizations have been ahead of the curve in addressing such practices and policies for a number of years.
In Mary’s bio, she references “adding bottom-line value to organizations through People, Process and Profit,” and they acknowledged the order that she listed those in – starting with “People,” … the foundation of any successful organization.
They also discussed the likelihood of executives at the C-suite level being open and willing to move forward and lean into the momentum around a more conscious employee, vendor and customer. Ron stated that anyone “open to growth” likely is also open to these concepts.
This is a great podcast to listen to if you are searching for conversations supporting growing company culture through improving diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. If you agree that people and profit should be looked at on the same playing field, then you should listen up to these folks that agree. Our guest host Debbie jumped into the conversation gracefully and we look forward to shows similar to this one!
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Mary Henry is a human resources consultant and recognized leader in change management, people development, and organization assessment focusing on adding bottom-line value to organizations through People Process and Profit.
Her stellar leadership background with Fortune 50 companies in the retail space has been instrumental in her being sought after for organization change assignments. As a senior human resources leader with CVS Mary was selected as the HR Partner aligned with the business in multiple acquisitions.
During these lengthy assignments she used the Kotter Change Model to effectively integrate the acquired companies into the CVS organization and culture with detailed approaches, tools, and strategies.
Mary holds the SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resource designation from the Society of Human Resource management. Mary holds the designation through TTI Success Insights International as a Certified Growth Curve Strategist, Certified Professional in Behavioral Analyst CPBA and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst.
She is currently the Co Founder and director of the Arizona Talent CoOp and is an independent service provider of business services to growing companies.
The AZ Talent CoOp was created to bring together people-centered associations for leveraging our collective resources to enable our associations to grow. As a result we better support those who serve people at work. We are confident that you will gain insight and professional growth from these events and perhaps find great connections in one of our associations.
As a collective group we believe that transformational change will occur when we create inclusive workplaces where everyone can contribute and thrive professionally and financially. Our peer driven professional development sessions are designed as ‘how to” create an inclusive workplace. These session tackle culture, change, and guiding the organizations through the journey.
Connect with Mary on LinkedIn and follow The AZ Talent CoOp on Facebook.
Ron Price has served an a variety of leadership roles in both for profit and not for profit organizations for more than 50 years. He founded Price Associates in 2004. Price Associates is a leadership advisory firm that helps leaders growth themselves, their teams, and their organizations.
The “associates” have serve leaders and their organizations in 15 countries with digital services provided to leaders in over 100 countries.
Debbie Eatherly Accomazzo has led with her effervescent smile through an extensive professional background in Arizona. Her experience includes small business and corporate entities and critically important nonprofit missions with work in public relations, marketing, community engagement, and investor and donor stewardship. She is recognized as an accomplished business leader and community advocate.
While in the corporate sector, Debbie’s work was focused on the office product and technology industry with a concentration on procurement. She then set her sights on community initiatives focused on youth development and health and human services. Debbie is known as an exceptional communicator, presenter and storyteller and has been recognized for her ability to effectively elevate brand and cultivate robust stakeholder relationships, whether internal to the operation or outward facing to capture client and investor attention.
Having merged business acumen with a deep sense of social purpose, Debbie embraces the pillars of conscious capitalism, namely, elevating humanity through business. In that context, she steers expansive collaborative endeavors bringing community stakeholders and charitable resources together, keeping mission focus at the forefront. Debbie is highly skilled at balancing community, municipal and corporate alignments to ensure mutual success and maximum impact.
As a proud Mississippi native, she embraces the words of Ms. Eudora Welty, world-renowned author and photographer, “All serious daring starts from within.” Indeed, it does.
Equality Health Foundation believes a zip code should not determine how long or how well one lives and that everyone should have access to resources that enable and encourage healthy living. The Foundation is committed to breaking down ever-persistent barriers to good health and providing everyone equal opportunities to thrive and live well.
All these beliefs fuel the core mission: to level the healthcare playing field in the underserved communities the Foundation serves.
The Equality Health Foundation envisions a world of vibrant and inclusive communities where all individuals have the opportunity to live healthy lives. a bold vision like this cannot be accomplished alone and requires extensive collaboration across local communities around the country to make a sustainable and transformative change—a movement for advancing equal health for all.
Connect with Debbie on LinkedIn and Twitter.
No arm twisting is required to get Jeremy Neis, a CC Arizona leadership team member, to engage in conversation with impassioned business minds on the topic of leveraging enterprise to create long lasting advancements for humanity. His two plus decades of entrepreneurial experience, leading strategic initiatives and tailoring solutions for organizations, families and individuals has led to a strong appreciation of the profound impact business wields over the people it serves and relies upon. It is his delight to explore with inspiration, show guests their experiences, observations and approaches to doing business in a people centered manner.