Published on:

30th Apr 2020

#7 – Cornell Verdeja-Woodson, Diversity Business Partner for Google Cloud

Nikki's guest is Cornell Verdeja-Woodson, Diversity Business Partner for Google Cloud. Cornell tells us that the new WFH era can be an eye opening moment for people of privilege, because restricted lifestyles can let them feel how others may feel when their choices are restricted by race, gender or socioeconomic class. Cornell also advises leaders to be mindful of team members who might not feel comfortable advocating for themselves regarding difficulties they may have working from home – from childcare issues to mental health concerns. He encourage managers to be be patient, kind and, most importantly, to ask questions.

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About the Podcast

The WFH Show
How the world's leading companies keep their teams connected and engaged while working remotely.
On The WFH Show, hosted by Nikki Weisgarber, you'll hear from some of the world's leading companies on how they're keeping their teams connected, engaged, and effective while working remotely. Join us as we figure it out together.

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Nikki Weisgarber

Nikki is the Director of Client Success at Kudos where she leads the amazing team of humans that are responsible for helping businesses build a culture of appreciation. Prior to joining Kudos, Nikki has held roles at Nasdaq, Marketwired, and Greystone Managed Investments. She is an avid photographer and enjoys Crossfit training, olympic lifting, powerlifting, basketball, football and being a mom to 2 active girls. In her free time, she’s been binging Tiger King on Netflix, listing to Brene Brown’s podcast “Unlocking Us” and reading “Drive” by Daniel Pink.

About Kudos: Kudos is a private social network that allows you to connect your team to your company and one another through peer-to-peer recognition and enhanced communication. The Kudos system can also help you communicate your brand, connect your team to your culture and reinforce your values. These are the essential elements for creating a foundation for employee engagement.”