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Villanova HR Tea Podcast


HR Tea is a podcast featuring interviews with HR Leaders, Researchers, Students, and Influencers. HR Tea takes trending topics and research in human resources, steeps them for 30 minutes or less and leaves you with fresh-brewed ideas on how to drive high-performing, inclusive organizations and create meaningful work experiences. HR Tea is brought to you by Villanova HRD, the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova University.

Season 3
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Season Three: "Tackling Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"


About the Season: For Season 3 of HR Tea, we have a surprise for you... a new co-host! In this season, Bethany will be joined by Helynn Nelson, as they tackle episodes entirely focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hear about intersectionality, mindfulness, parenting, political activism at work, AND SO MUCH MORE!  Season Three launched on February 14, 2020.

The Hosts: Season three is hosted by Bethany Adams and Helynn Nelson.  Bethany Adams is Associate Director in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova University.  Connect with Bethany on social media.  Helynn Nelson is a People Consultant Manager at Google and Adjunct Faculty Member for Villanova HRD.  Connect with Helynn on social media.

The Team: Season three was curated, edited, and produced by Jennie Killebrew, Simon Song, and our hosts, Bethany Adams and Helynn Nelson.  Jennie and Simon were Graduate Assistants in the Graduate Programs in HRD at Villanova University in 2020-2021.  

About the Host:

HR Tea season 3 was co-hosted by Helynn Nelson, People Consultant Manager at Google and Adjunct Faculty Member for Villanova HRD.  Helynn is a Human Resources professional committed to optimizing every employee’s contributions and development. Through the fair, equitable, transparent and ethical treatment of all employees, she delivers superb leadership at the speed of need and provide the required tools every employee/employer needs to perform at their best. Helynn holds an JD from Tulane University Law School and a BA   in English from Spelman College. Heylnn is also a Certified Sommelier.  She brings that "something a little bit stronger" to the podcast. 

Connect with Helynn on LinkedIn here!

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February 15, 2021

HR Tea Season 3 Trailer

This season we have a surprise for our listeners. Helynn Nelson, Villanova HRD Adjunct Faculty Member and Google People Consultant, will be joining the podcast as a co-host as we focus this season entirely on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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May 7, 2021

Reflect and Renew

In this episode, the Founders of Reflect + Renew Mindfulness, Aeva Gaymon-Doomes and Karinn Glover, converse on the importance of deconstructing our beliefs and norms about diversity and racism to move toward a more inclusive environment.

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October 12, 2021

Blacks in IO Psychology

Join the co-founders of Blacks in I/O, Shavonne Holman and Macy Cheeks, for a conversation about the importance of bringing diversity into industrial and organizational psychology research.

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March 16, 2021

Meet Helynn Nelson

In this episode we introduce Helynn, People Consultant at Google, Former Litigator, Villanova HRD Adjunct Faculty Member, and certified Sommelier, and hear about her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations.

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June 15, 2021

Political Activism in the Workplace

In this episode, Kyle Ali, Talent Development Lead and Former Global Head of the Black Googlers' Network, will join us to discuss these questions and so much more around DEI and his work at Google.

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April 16, 2021

Understanding Intersectionality

In this episode, you will meet Evan Thornburg, Health Equity Special Advisor for the City of Philadelphia. Evan will share why intersectionality is more than just a buzz word for DEI efforts.

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September 15, 2021

Lessons on DEI & Parenting

In this episode, Helynn and Bethany sit down with Traci Bermiss, Global D and I Leader at IBM and Board Member of Partners in Parenting (PIP), an Austin-based non-profit focused on supporting the well-being of new parents.

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