Credera Listens creates spaces to learn and grow by listening to diverse experiences, unique perspectives, and challenging questions.
Explore the Credera Listens Initiative
Credera’s mission is to make an extraordinary impact on our clients, colleagues, and our community. One of the best ways to create an extraordinary impact is by growing and changing through learning from other people’s experiences. A broader, well-informed perspective creates friends and colleagues who care more deeply, work together more seamlessly, and make a greater impact our communities. That’s what Credera is all about.
Beginning in May 2020 we all grappled with the topics of racism, allyship, anti-racism, and many others. Credera felt the need to enter into the conversation by hosting internal panel discussions on these topics. We purposefully titled these panels, “Credera Listens,” to set the stage for openness and empathy. We learned from executives from different organizations and from diverse backgrounds. They shared difficult experiences and raised challenging questions. As the panels continued, we had the feeling that these sessions could have value outside of the Credera family. We wanted to share them with our friends and clients. Our gracious panelists have allowed us to share the recordings of the panels in their entirety. We hope that they are as valuable to you as they were to us. May they bring healing, hope, and inspiration for action.
Credera Listens Panel Rules of the Road
Understand this is a safe space to learn and grow
Approach this panel with an open mind, knowing there are no fingers being pointed
Be curious and listen to understand, not to respond
Show respect and suspend judgment
Recognize your own biases (openly or in the privacy of your heart)
Be emotionally vulnerable and intellectually engaged
Reflect what you are hearing during and after this discussion
Credera Listens Sessions
Credera Listens Panel: Black Lives Matter & How to be a Proactive Ally
Nickoria Johnson, Principal, Credera
Craig Coffey, CEO, Way Maker Leadership LLC
Richard Reid, VP of Business Development, Freeman Company
Credera Listens: Growing by Getting Uncomfortable Talking About Race
Julia Simon, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Mary Kay
Sherina Smith, Vice President and Head of Marketing, American Family Insurance
Tony Hobley, President, Accelerated Marketing Partners, an Omnicom Performance Media Group
Credera Listens: Respecting Differences and Embracing Diversity for a Thriving, Inclusive Workplace
Justin Thomas-Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, DDB North America at DDB WorldWide
Shu-Ping Shen, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Linda Mann, Chief Experience Officer, MBO Partners
Gerald Jackson, Senior Principal, Microsoft
Summer Wright Collins, Associate Vice President of Design and Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Credera Listens: Prioritizing Difficult Conversations and Creating a More Equitable Workplace
Nancy Lamons, Managing Principal, Polyphony Group
Mansoor Kazi, Partner, Bain & Company
Rohit Srivastava, CEO, Vertigo Advisors
Jennifer Carter, President, EWF International
James Pogue, National Keynote Speaker on Diversity & Inclusion
Credera Listens Panel: When You Rise, I Rise
Kendra Clarke, Senior Vice President of Data Science & Product Development, Sparks & Honey
Todd Scott, General Manager, Global Technology Services for the U.S. Communications Market, IBM
Kathy Hubbard, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Southern Methodist University
Peter Yobo, Principal, Credera
Credera Listens: Spotlighting the Asian Experience
Cathy Chan Butler, CEO, Organic
John Gim, Global Chief Marketing Sciences Officer, RAPP
Lu Truong, Partner, Credera
Ryan Chen, Associate Design Director, Credera
Credera Listens Panel: Pride Month Edition
Simon Greenhalgh, Chief Financial Officer, Credera UK
Annie Brennan, Manager, Credera U.S.
Jake Meister, Consultant, Credera U.S.
Ellie Miller, Senior Consultant, Credera U.S.
Credera Listens: Exploring Hispanic Identity, Intersectionality, and Culture
Cristina Niver: Principal and Practice Lead, Management Consulting, Credera U.S.
Olin Moran: Principal, Management Consulting, Credera U.S.
Anselmo (Jim) Jimenez: Principal Architect, Technology Solutions, Credera U.S.
Jose Briones: Architect, Technology Solutions, Credera U.S.
Carolina Herrera: Designer, Experience Design, Credera U.S.
Calum Conejo-Watt: Management Consulting, Credera U.K.
Join the Conversation
We are grateful to each person who has shared and will share their experiences and heart as part of the Credera Listens initiative. We hope their perspectives bring healing, hope, and inspiration for action. Credera is listening, and we hope you are as well. If you're interested in connecting on this topic, please feel free to contact us and a member of Credera's Diversity & Inclusion team will connect with you.