Today’s interview is with Jenn Graham, Founder and CEO of Civic Dinners, who design and facilitate conversations on key topics that can help organizations build a more inclusive culture with employees, stakeholders, customers and the greater community. Jenn joins me today to talk about Civic Dinners, difficult conversations, what stops organizations having them, what are the benefits when they do tackle difficult subjects like discrimination and inequality, what they are doing to help and what we can learn from them.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Lessons learned from the move to remote working – Interview with Dean Robison of ServiceNow – and is number 354 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
NOTE: A big thank you goes out to the folks at Amplexor for sponsoring my podcast for the coming month.
Amplexor is preparing to launch a really exciting virtual series called: Ignite Revenue Through Content which will feature leading speakers and thinkers in short, punchy and thought-provoking bi-monthly episodes exploring and highlighting insights and best practices of how to leverage Content as a strategic differentiator.
It’ll run from August through mid-December and kicking it off on August 20th will be yours truly talking about “Unleash(ing) your Inner Punk: a Rebellious Take on Customer Engagement”. I think the session that we have organised will be awesome, it’s a real honour and I’m really looking forward to it.
So, go to Amplexor.com to find out more and register.
Here’s the highlights of my chat with Jenn:
“The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labour, or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right.”
Jenn Graham is the Founder and CEO of Civic Dinners. She is on a mission to design a more inclusive world. Recently named a “2020 World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business” by Conscious Company Media, Jenn Graham is the Founder and CEO of Civic Dinners, bringing diverse voices together over food for conversations that matter. Since starting Civic Dinners as a social experiment in Atlanta, Jenn has built a global team and a digital platform that has enabled over 1,500 dinners around the world, with a goal of inviting a million people to the table by 2021. Jenn was recently named Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “2019 Small Business Person of the Year – Rising Star” and is a Civic Innovation Fellow and Startup Runway Winner. Jenn has a 15-year track record in combining her business and design-thinking background with her personal passion for community engagement to help communities build empathy, raise awareness, understanding, and collective action around critical issues.