Diversity Straight Up Podcast

About the Show

Talk of “diversity and inclusion” is everywhere in business these days, but how are executives transforming their journey and bringing these concepts to life in the workplace? The Corridor Business Journal is proud to introduce its latest podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” with co-hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington. They dig into the topics of equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement (EDI&E) through authentic and challenging conversations with C-suite executives and other leaders across all industry sectors. They explore the personal journeys of their guests, and how their experiences have shaped their perception of EDI&E in the workplace. Expect frank questions, honest answers, and real-life lessons on how to leverage diversity as an asset. Released monthly!

About the Dynamic Co-hosts

Sarika Bhakta is president of Nikeya Diversity Consulting and a Certified Diversity Executive with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, management, talent attraction/retention and resource acquisition/development. Born in Gujarat, India and raised in the Midwest, Sarika empowers leaders to identify their authentic self to be successful change agents in today’s global economy.


Anthony Arrington is co-founder and managing partner with Top RANK Professional & Executive Search and Consulting, a search firm focused on helping companies acquire professional and executive-level talent, with a special emphasis on diverse and inclusive leadership. He has more than 20 years of experience in management, strategic planning, leadership and staff development in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Tune in Now!

Diversity Straight Up is released monthly and promoted to thousands of potential listeners through the CBJ’s digital channels, including its Business Daily newsletter and social media feeds.

It can be downloaded or streamed for free on the most popular podcast/audio platforms, including

How Will This Benefit Me?

The conversations at the core of Diversity Straight Up serves as a resource and catalyst for listeners interested in driving EDI&E strategically within their own organizations, while also positioning guests and their companies as national and global thought leaders. Listeners will be able to enhance their global leadership skills while listening to an energizing show. Tune in now, subscribe, like and review our podcast. We’d love to hear from you so email us at [email protected].