TODAY’S CORPORATE EXECUTIVES ARE CREATING BOLD, WORLD-CHANGING INITIATIVES AIMED AT ELIMINATING WORKPLACE AND COMMUNITY DISCRIMINATION OF ALL TYPES… AT ALL LEVELS.
Exploring Diversity with Beverly Paige is a half hour program that showcases the innovative and inspirational diversity success stories from corporations, institutions and government agencies that are committed to making a positive impact on society. These companies are breaking barriers and connecting with an idealistic generation that embraces Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Justice as part of a business mission.
Exploring Diversity with Beverly Paige spotlights companies that are making a profound impact through investing in diverse corporate talent, creating partnerships with women and multicultural business owners, supporting racial equity program and collaborating with communities in need through enrichment programs. They’re driving a dynamic, ethics-fueled marketplace where stakeholders, suppliers, and customers thrive through diversity initiatives.
Tune-in to Exploring Diversity with Beverly Paige as each episode delves into the behind-the-scenes stories of companies and the people who are making a positive difference.
Some of the issues we cover include:
Today, DIVERSITY is embraced by corporations, government agencies, non-profit groups, and institutions as an important business practice. For these organizations, DIVERSITY ensures that people from different ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and disabilities succeed. Both in the workplace and community, these companies consider DIVERSITY a win-win initiative.
Exploring Diversity with Beverly Paige is an exciting series that showcases America’s leading companies which positively impact individuals and communities through DIVERSITY agendas. It spotlights compelling stories about diverse executives moving up corporate ladders, shows how companies utilize minority-owned businesses as suppliers, and explores how these major corporations are underwriting educational, healthcare, economic and social justice programs transforming communities.
Exploring Diversity with Beverly Paige travels around the U.S. to visit major organizations. The show gives a close-up view at organization’s unique DIVERSITY programs that positively impact consumers and communities.
Exploring Diversity with Beverly Paige has a front row view of major organizations’ breakthroughs in integrating Corporate Social Justice and Corporate Social Responsibility as part of their business mission statements and strategies. These companies are breaking barriers to make our world a better place to live, work and communicate — and EVERYONE BENEFITS.
Meet Our Host
Beverly Paige is the first African American women to be named Vice President of Publicity and Press Relations at a major record label. She’s served as Vice President of Press and Public Relations for Interscope Records, Polygram Label Group and Universal Island Def Jam Music Group. Beverly has been credited with launching the music careers of icons Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, Kurtis Blow and Freddie Jackson. She was instrumental in developing “ghetto fabulous” luxury jewelry and couture collaborations between hip hop and the fashion industry. As a high-powered publicist, she’s helped guide music legends such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Tupac Shakur, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Melba Moore, Herbie Hancock and the Jackson Family Victory Tour. Ebony Magazine, Soul Train, BET and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority have honored her impact as an entertainment executive. A stroke survivor, Beverly is a Go Red for Women spokesperson for the American Heart/America Stroke Association. Her communications firm Beverly Paige Public Relations, LLC specializes in entertainment, business, and community service campaigns. Currently, an Adjunct Professor of Speech and Communications at a SUNY college, Beverly holds a bachelor’s in legal studies from SUNY Purchase and a masters in PR/communications from Full Sail University.
“DIVERSITY is not an option in the corporate world today. It’s a necessary part of business operations. People are looking to support and invest in companies that implement pro-active agendas. Those who embrace DIVERSITY in all its forms will lead society into a more equitable world, where people of every color, gender, religion, and sexuality openly communicate and support each other for the good of all.”
PRODUCER FERN GILLESPIE
For over 25 years, Fern Gillespie has specialized in directing Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Justice public relations and special events campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and national nonprofits. As Public Relations Account Director at UniWorld Group Agency, she headed national diversity and multicultural PR and marketing for clients: Kraft Foods, Ford Motor Company, Home Depot, U.S. Marine Corps, National Parks Service, United Negro College Fund and Con Edison. For over 10 years, she served as a public relations and editorial consultant for the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council where she worked on promoting collaborations between Fortune 500 corporations and minority-owned businesses (African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American). A former news/talk radio producer in Washington DC and New York, she produced Pablo Guzman, Bruce Williams, Imhotep Gary Byrd and Barry Farber shows. Fern, an award-winning journalist, has written for the Asbury Park Press, New York Daily News, Essence, and others. A former Assistant Public Relations Director for the national NAACP, she serves on the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine Board of Directors and holds a print/broadcast journalism degree from Howard University.