Welcome to Episode 007 of the #JPSPEAKS: Social Justice & Inclusion Podcast for Higher Education Professionals! This month, I had the honor of interviewing, Lynn Carroll! Lynn is a higher education professional who now works as a career coach. A more in-depth biography can be found here.
Below, you will find the show notes, a list of ways to contact Lynn, and Lynn’s call-to-action! Enjoy!
In this particular episode, you will learn:
- Important tools and resources to help students navigate the job search process
- About Lynn’s experience identifying in the LGBTQ community as a professional
- What does it mean to look at/identify core values?
Lynn Carroll’s Contact Information:
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lynncarroll
- Twitter: @LynnCareerCoach
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/lynncareercoach
- Visit Lynn’s professional website by clicking here
- Career development resources for LGBTQ communities and others with marginalized identities
- Out in the World: Securing LGBT Rights in the Global Marketplace
- Center for Talent Innovation, @TalentInnovate (hashtag #outglobal)
- 30% of employees who are out in their professional lives still “cover,” meaning they downplay their LGBT identity.
- 72 percent of respondents who self-identify as LGBT allies say they are more likely to accept a job at a company that supports equal opportunities for LGBT employees. (Center for Talent Innovation, 2016)
- 53 percent of LGBTQ workers in the US hide who they are at work.
- Human Rights Campaign Foundation, @HRC
- GLAAD, @glaad
- “Talking about Inclusive Employment Protections”
- “The new civil rights begins with the observation that everyone covers… Because human beings hold many identities, the mainstream is a shifting coalition, and none of us are entirely within it. It is not normal to be completely normal.” -Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law.
- “83 percent of LGB respondents in our survey reported covering; 79 percent of blacks (both African Americans and non-nationals); 66 percent of women.” -Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law.
- “More than 35% of two-spirit and American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) transgender people report having lost a job because of their gender identity.”
- The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
- The Quiet Revolution (resources include the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain)
- www.quietrev.com and @livequiet
“Find a way to meet someone with a different identity than you, where they are and ask them about their experiences!” -Lynn Carroll
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