Episode 23

Measuring Progress and the Feelings of Belonging with Carissa Begonia

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Carissa Begonia, Founder of CONSCIOUSXCHANGE. Carissa has over 15 years of experience working on both the operations and the human side of business at some of the country’s largest retailers including Zappos, Macy’s, Saks 5th Avenue, and Ross Stores.
About the guest
Carissa is a first generation Filipina-American daughter of immigrants. She is a leadership and business coach specializing in helping BIPOC leaders and entrepreneurs pursue meaningful careers, build their own values-driven businesses, and design a life of purpose. Carissa is the former head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) of Zappos and has over 15 years of experience working on both the operations and the human side of business at some of the country’s largest retailers including Macy’s, Saks 5th Avenue, and Ross Stores. As a DEI consultant, Carissa supports organizations in developing and operationalizing their equity strategy at a personal, interpersonal, and systemic level through emotional intelligence and with an anti-racist, anti-oppression lens. Carissa is the co-founder of Green Mango International, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization supporting educational opportunities for underserved school children in the Philippines and as well as the co-founder of AARISE - Asian American Racialized Identity and Social Empowerment for AAPIs, a program and community focused on justice and liberation for all centering Asian American activist history, AAPI experiences, emotional processing and somatic healing.

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