Thought Leadership

The Great Resignation has renewed diversity efforts

The Great Resignation has renewed diversity efforts

Why what we do for work no longer defines us I remember going to networking events before the pandemic and people would notoriously ask, “what do you do?” As if what we did for a living defined who we are. So much has changed over the last year. How people perceive...

3 inclusive workplace must haves

3 inclusive workplace must haves

Inclusive workplaces are a must have, not just a nice to have By nature, allies don't know what they don't know about the lived experiences of people different from themselves. And that's okay. As a white DEI practitioner, I am well aware that I will never fully...

DEI is about meaningful micro-experiences

DEI is about meaningful micro-experiences

The little things matter in DEI work DEI concepts are easy to train on, but harder to put into practice.  In our ever changing, bustling world of work, leaders are taxed with delivering optimal results and still creating a space where people want to contribute their...

Allies bumble and stumble

Allies bumble and stumble

So you want to be an ally, but you made a mistake? A lot of well-intentioned allies (especially early on in the learning journey) bumble and stumble. Mistakes are part of the learning process. And it's important that we give space for mistakes and practice grace when...

Pronouns signal you want to be an ally

Pronouns signal you want to be an ally

Allies signal to others that they want to be inclusive. Inclusive leaders are curious. They likely ask more questions and don't have to be the loudest voice in the room. They know it's less about them having the answers and more about them finding the answers...

Inclusive leaders have a growth mindset

Inclusive leaders have a growth mindset

Inclusive leaders know diversity is about progress over perfection. As with anything else that is important to your career, inclusive leadership takes time and resources.  It is less about getting it 100% right, and the stumble and bumble of being an ally.  As an...

DEI starts with “U”

DEI starts with “U”

Diversity is not a zero-sum game. By creating workplaces that are truly inclusive so that all people feel seen, heard and belong, we grow in profitability, revenue, and in higher rates of innovation. This means shifting from a fixed mindset.  A fixed mindset suggests...

How do you know if your workplace has psychological safety?

How do you know if your workplace has psychological safety?

Whether your team is hybrid, fully remote, or in-office environments, diversity and inclusion is of foundational importance.  Inclusive leaders recognize that being diverse and inclusive is not just a nice to have, it is a must have to be relevant to customers,...

We are a product of our lived experiences

We are a product of our lived experiences

Challenge your brain go beyond just YOUR experiences Think back to your childhood and adolescence….what was going on in your world?  What was your family like, your friends, your education, your media exposure? Hold those thoughts for a moment and think about how that...

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