Wistia’s A Better Workplace podcast features YW Boston President & CEO Beth Chandler

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Beth Chandler, YW Boston President and CEO, joined Wistia, a video hosting platform based in Cambridge, MA, for their podcast “A Better Workplace.” With the podcast’s co-hosts Jane Jaxon and Colin Dinnie, Beth discussed the impact of equity and inclusion work, the history of the industry, and how to move through challenges. 


Wistia’s introduction:

In the 10th and final episode of the season, Jane and Colin sit down with Beth Chandler, President & CEO of YW Boston. Beth explains how organizations can conduct effective diversity training, why hiring diverse talent shouldn’t be your sole focus, and how to replace boring box-checking exercises with lasting, meaningful change. She describes the approach her team takes to diversity training at YW Boston, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. She provides practical advice that can be applied in any workplace, like how to get buy-in across an organization and why employee mandates are often ineffective.



Find a full transcript of Beth’s conversation on Wistia’s website.



About YW Boston 

As the first YWCA in the nation, YW Boston has been at the forefront of advancing equity for over 150 years. Through our DEI Services—such as InclusionBoston and LeadBoston—as well as our advocacy work and F.Y.R.E. Initiative, we help individuals and organizations change policies, practices, attitudes, and behaviors with a goal of creating more inclusive environments where women, people of color, and especially women of color can succeed.