September 29, 2021

TribePod: Ask Me Anything DEI with Greg Fontus and Chelly Conley

This podcast is the first in a series of "Ask Me Anything" podcast events featuring Greg Fontus and a special guest. In this premiere episode, Greg is joined by Chelly Conley.

Questions addressed in this podcast:

  • What should you keep in mind when developing a DEI strategy?
  • What are questions to ask when tracking your DEI strategy?
  • How do you respond to those who don't think DEI initiatives are necessary in the workplace?
  • Do you have tips on recruiting diversity to locations where diversity is limited and relocation budgets are non-existent?
  • How do you counteract comments from leadership such as "we just hire or promote the best person for the job regardless of race or gender?"
  • How do you encourage more robust engagement in newly introduced ERGs?
  • Can you offer strategies for inclusion?

Free downloadable resources related to this podcast:

Am I Society's Keeper? Corporate Social Responsibility in the Era of Wokeness

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Where are the female CEOs?

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Chelly Conley, SPHR, SHRM-CP, CDP

Chelly Conley has 9 years of experience in the Human Resources Industry, currently working as a Director of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for KnowBe4. KnowBe4 is the world largest Security Awareness firm with multiple locations globally. Her expertise has developed into DEI, Advocacy, Coaching, Mentoring, Training, and Employee Engagement. Chelly has also been a member of SHRM for as long as her HR career and has served on different committees with the focus currently being Diversity and Inclusion and Education. She is on the Board of Directors for the Florida National Diversity Council and the Advisory Council for the National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity. Chelly is also HRCI, SHRM, and NDC certified with a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and is currently in the MBA program at Saint Leo University.


Greg Fontus has over 10 years’ worth of knowledge and experience challenging and empowering others to be inclusively excellent. As a sought-after diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategist, trainer, thought leader, and motivator he has made it a mission to inspire and impact others to be positive agents of social change in order to create environments where all people matter and belong regardless of identity.

Greg holds graduate degrees from the University of South Florida in Curriculum Instruction and from Vanderbilt University in Divinity. He also holds DEI certifications as a Cook Ross Unconscious Bias Trainer, a Green Dots Bystander Intervention Trainer, and a National Coalition Building Institute Trainer.

As someone dedicated to the work of inclusion, equity, justice, and advocacy, Greg has accepted as his personal call to action the words of civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson who stated: “We are citizens of a country that does not yet exist. It is our duty to usher that country into existence.”

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