Chief equity and inclusion officer, City of Wilmington
Joseph Conway helps the city design a five-year strategic plan to improve understanding, equity and civic inclusion. He uses technology to review quantifiable and qualifiable peer-reviewed research and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) best practices and to read stories about the personal impacts of biases, looking for case studies.
Newspapers and magazines Conway regularly reads include The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, and Consumer Reports
Favorite websites include LinkedIn
, Harvard Business Review Inc.
, McKinsey & Co.
, Diversity Best Practices and DiversityInc
Favorite podcasts include NPR’s Code Switch
, Brené Brown podcasts
and ”just about anything on TED
Favorite TV shows include United Shades of America
, Saturday Night Live
, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
and Swamp People
, among others.
Book picks are “Every Day Bias”
by Howard J. Ross, “Braving the Wilderness”
by Brené Brown, “The Conversation”
by Robert Livingston and “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”
by Isabel Wilkerson.
Conway loves foreign and domestic martial arts films as well as Dune
, G.I. Jane
, A Few Good Men
and I Am Not Your Negro
about the life and works of James Baldwin.
Favorite app games when bored or killing time include Solitaire, Tower of Madness
and Age of Z Origins
“I do play Xbox when bored at home, killing time, or on vacation. Let’s face it, engaging in Xbox is a mindless activity that allows me to decompress.”