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Nadia Butt / Inclusive Collective

Here’s our interview with Nadia Butt, the host of Inclusive Collective.

Nadia is an organizational development strategist, researcher, and coach with over 20 years of leadership development and organizational change experience.

She focuses on people practices, including process improvement and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Nadia identifies as an American Muslim and the daughter of Pakistani immigrants. She’s passionate about transforming workplace culture, creating safe and inclusive spaces needed to have a dialogue on complex topics. When she’s not podcasting or consulting, you can find her at the library writing her dissertation (or supposed to be!).

Connect with Nadia on LinkedIn and Instagram, and come meet Nadia at PodConf 2023!

Nadia Butt / Inclusive Collective / PodConf

How many episodes have you published?


Describe your podcast in 2 or 3 sentences

Inclusive Collective is a conversation with and for those who seek to understand the complexities around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the business world. They share current news updates happening in the workplace as it relates to DEI.

Their invited guests, consisting of leaders, teams, and experts in various industries, will share their perspectives on how they strive to implement inclusive workplaces within the business world, cultures, and everyday interpersonal interactions.

Why did you start this podcast and what do you love about it?

We started Inclusive Collective as a way to highlight the innovative and meaningful ways in which leaders were making a tremendous impact on workplace culture to foster more diverse, inclusive, and equitable teams. We also wanted a platform to share our own learnings and expertise in using research, data, and strategy to transform workplace culture successfully.

We love the innovative mindset our guests collectively have in changing the workplace for the better. We also love that we can ‘ConverFlect’ (have conversations and reflect), rant and rave on things (oftentimes nefarious!), and have fun along the way!

Who is your target audience?

Business Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, Organizational Development Professionals, DEI Practitioners, Entrepreneurs, Start-up Founders, Venture Capitalists

What’s the number 1 thing listeners love about your podcast?

The great dynamic and rapport between hosts, Nadia & Rob

Are you monetizing this podcast? If so, how?

Not yet!

What advice would you give a new podcaster?

When you’re trying to find guests, consider opening your network! This means widening the pool of people you normally would reach out to. It makes for a more fun conversation!

What’s your favorite podcast you listen to?

Code Switch, Smartless, and Immigrantly!

Anything else people should know about you or your podcast?

We are wrapping up Season 3 and will be back in September with Season 4!

Where can people follow you?

The best place to follow me is on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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