Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

S46E29 - Corporate Social Activism Demystified, with Eric Thomas and Bridgette McAdoo

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Eric Thomas and Bridgette McAdoo about how to demystify corporate social activism.

Eric Thomas leads the DE&I practice at Genesys. He is charged with developing global programs that deliver progressive diversity and foster an inclusive culture throughout the company. He focuses on programs that aid to attract, develop and promote talent that is representative of the communities the company serves. Eric encourages employees to bring their best selves to work every day. Prior to his current role, Eric served as vice president of Global Delivery, in Genesys Professional Services leading a team of more than 450 employees responsible for worldwide implementation services. Eric held multiple leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson where he drove employee resource groups focused on the unique challenges African Americans face in corporate settings. Eric co-founded and served on the board of three non-profit organizations that mentored young African American males in underserved cities.

Bridgette McAdoo is the VP & Chief Sustainability Officer at Genesys. She is responsible for sustainability as a management approach that holistically optimizes Genesys’ economic, social, and environmental impact. In her role leading sustainability, Bridgette drives stakeholder engagement, education, and the evolution of the sustainable strategy and programs across the company. Bridgette has over 20 years of experience in sustainability leadership roles across multiple sectors, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where she most recently led corporate strategy and engagement for WWF’s Freshwater and Food goals. She also worked as Global Director of Sustainability for KFC, where she headed all sustainability issues for the brand, internally within Yum! Brands and externally with various sustainability stakeholders, and operations roles that were part of NASA’s Space Shuttle and Mars Rover programs.

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