Stick With It Stories: Diversity Advocate Susan Madsen Gains New Empathy

Stick With It Stories: Diversity Advocate Susan Madsen Gains New Empathy

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Season 2023, Episode 10

  • May 8, 2023 12:00 pm
  • 20:57 mins
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Our “Stick With It” conversation series on the Top of Mind podcast continues with diversity advocate Susan Madsen’s story about being invited to attend an event and realizing she was the only white person in a room of several hundred people. Sticking with the discomfort she felt at the event gave her a window into how people of color must feel often in Madsen’s majority white community. That new measure of empathy served as an important motivation for Madsen in her research and advocacy with the Utah Women and Leadership Project. Podcast Guest: Susan Madsen, founding director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, professor in the Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University. Top of Mind would love to hear your Stick With It story. Can you think of a time when you felt your perspective or worldview challenged and, instead of getting defensive, you chose to stick with the discomfort – and you’re glad you did? Email your story to topofmind@byu.edu.

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