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You are Not the Ally You Think You Are

You are Not the Ally You Think You Are

NOT SO FAST, Self-Proclaimed “Ally” I've always been a big college football fan.  Living in the Midwest and going to Ohio State (or THE Ohio State University), I guess I didn't have much of a choice in the matter.  Despite the obvious needs for more diversity in the...

Don’t Sweat the Diversity Conversation

Don’t Sweat the Diversity Conversation

Diversity is Comfort with Discomfort  Bringing up diversity and inclusion can be uncomfortable, but doesn't have to be.  As an ally, it's your duty to facilitate comfort with discomfort.  The ingredients for comfort with discomfort often rely on trust, candor, and...

Are You Unintentionally Signalling to Others they Don’t Belong?

Are You Unintentionally Signalling to Others they Don’t Belong?

Allies Signal Safety to Others for Diversity Being an ally is being there for someone that is this different than yourself.  Perhaps it's someone of a different race, gender identity, LGBTQ+, or someone with a disability.  There are many more dimensions to diversity. ...

Thoughtful Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Thoughtful Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Five questions to ask to show you are an ally Diversity and inclusion conversations require bravery and courage, and you do not have to do it alone.  At Next Pivot Point, we believe we are stronger together, when we all come together as allies.  We need people in the...

Are We at a Tipping Point for Diversity and Inclusion?

Are We at a Tipping Point for Diversity and Inclusion?

Diversity and inclusion training has increased, results are stagnant We are at a real crossroads on diversity and inclusion.  At the same time many Fortune 500 organizations have proclaimed to be deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, offer diversity training...

What You Need to Know to Talk Actively About Diversity

What You Need to Know to Talk Actively About Diversity

Pitfalls to watch out to talk candidly about diversity It has always been the right time to talk about diversity, yet given the  global pandemic and racial justice movements worldwide, it is especially important for allies to join the conversation, or risk being...

How to Talk with Kids About Diversity

How to Talk with Kids About Diversity

Tips to start the conversation with kids about diversity When I reflect on my why for my diversity and inclusion work, the real reason I do what I do is not to help organizations maximize innovation, revenues and profitabilities, but to educate and be a part of making...

Why White People are Complicit with White Supremacy

Why White People are Complicit with White Supremacy

5 Ally Actions for White People to Address White Supremacy White supremacy is a term that often polarizes groups.  It conjures up images of burning crosses, egregious racist behavior, and hateful violence.  That is not what white supremacy means. White supremacy “is...

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