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Unlearning Business-As-Usual

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

On a green background with arrows pointing backward and forward is the text: Unlearning Business-As-Usual Free Virtual Panel Wednesday, Jan. 11th 1 - 2:15pm Pacific / 4 - 5:15pm Eastern. In between are the panelists' headshots: Jessica Okeze A smiling Nigerian woman wearing an off-shoulder red dress with shoulder-length hair Minal Bopaiah An Indian-American woman smiling with her head on her fist Josh Caldwell A White man looking up to the left with a funny skeptical expression Lindsey T. H. Jackson, a smiling Black woman in a mustard yellow top in front of an artistic background And the LTHJ Global logo is shown in the lower right corner.

This event has passed; we invite you to engage with the recording below and register for the next Unlearning!

The old way of doing business has proven unsustainable and unjust.

This is especially clear as we head into an uncertain economy in 2023 which reveals the growing gaps in access to financial security for all.

But how can we unlearn the status quo ways of working, while keeping a steady stream of clients and supporters to keep the lights on – and even growing our ventures?

We met for this free, live virtual Unlearning panel to discuss:

  • How can we practically implement the latest insights in building a more Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive team, organization, and lifestyle?
  • What ways can we deconstruct the hyper-capitalistic systems that have worked many people to the point of burnout… while maintaining our livelihood?
  • What clear gaps in equity and access can we work to close in 2023?
  • How do we personally move from conversation to action when it comes to living out our values?

Play the full panel session here:


 Jessica Okeze A smiling Nigerian woman wearing a blue top and short hair with a gold necklace

Jessica Okeze (she/her) is a creative, enthusiastic, results-oriented, and empathetic Human Resource (HR) professional currently serving as the Associate Director of People & Culture at the American Political Science Association.

She began her HR career in 2012 because it combined her passions for supporting people, her need for variety, and knack for problem-solving. Since then, she’s gone on to work in 3 different countries across 6 industries as both a solo HR department and, alongside talented and passionate HR people; build a scalable people strategy from scratch that promotes a diverse, equitable and inclusive hybrid work culture; train managers on a variety of processes and competencies including managing during change; and debunk some of the myths about HR.

You can connect with Jessica here on LinkedIn.


Minal Bopaiah An Indian-American woman smiling with her head on her fistMinal Bopaiah (she/her) is an award-winning author and strategic consultant with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Her areas of expertise include human-centered design, behavior change psychology, and the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) as they relate to media, marketing and communications.

As the Founder and Principal Consultant of Brevity & Wit, Minal is passionate about designing for equity. Her work includes working with NPR’s news managers to design a system for diversifying news sources. She is also the creator and facilitator for the DEI Executive Forum, a six-month cohort learning experience for general managers in public media that helps them become more equitable leaders and develop a strategic plan to accomplish their IDEA goals.

You can connect with Minal here on LinkedIn, and get her book, Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives. Check out the Brevity & Wit 2023 Diversity Calendar, too!

Joshua Caldwell (he/him) Anti-Capitalist Charity Founder, Writer + Speaker Rise Together Foundation & TrauMedia He is a White man wearing a blue sweater, beard, and quizzical expression.


Joshua Caldwell (he/him) is a self-described “ADHD Brain” working to design systems and economies to address inequitable systems by utilizing various tools of capitalism to simultaneously undo and redress its oppression. He’s the Founder & Executive Director of the Rise Together Foundation, a 501c3 Charity addressing the outcomes and roots of colonization and White Supremacy.

Josh is exploring the corporation as a modified form of plantation economics and it’s role in codifying anti-Blackness, and continuing to exacerbate economic inequities harming everyone. With this framing he works to transform the corporation from another arm of institutional oppression, to a tool for equity and societal change.

You can connect with Josh here on LinkedIn, or at TrauMedia.co.


Lindsey T. H. Jackson, a smiling Black woman in a mustard yellow top in front of an artistic background

And meet your host… 🎙️ Lindsey T. H. Jackson! (she/her)

Lindsey is a creative force in motion. Every year, organizations and outlets like MoPOP, the Washington State GSBA and King5 News call on her to guide thousands of individuals through their shared journeys of Unlearning our culturally patterned biases and traumas. And now, we’re fortunate enough to be one of them!

Through her ongoing research on the root causes of our Western culture of pressure and burnout, Lindsey has spent over 15 years clearing the path to wellness & liberation alongside leaders, teams, and organizations.

And today, she’s the CEO creating the future of work with her team at LTHJ Global — leading the organizational Diversity, Equity & Inclusion evolution from the inside out.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn or learn more about her work here at LTHJ Global.


This event included ASL interpretation by Pro Bono ASL. If you are seeking additional support, please write to us: social@lthjglobal.com.

We explored this together in the shared space of our virtual Zoom event on Unlearning Business-As-Usual.

Registration is free for this event each first Wednesday of the month; bring a friend!

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