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What is Intersectionality and Why Does it Matter?

What is Intersectionality and Why Does it Matter?

Intersectionality is Key to Understanding Diversity and Inclusion Kimberle Crenshaw, TED talk speaker on The Urgency of Intersectionality, defines intersectionality as “a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and...

Are You an Antiracist?

Are You an Antiracist?

Just Not Being a Racist is Not Enough Ibram Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist, defines the differences as: “RACIST:  One who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea.” Key word here is “inaction.”  To say “I am...

It’s Okay to Feel Uncomfortable with Diversity and Inclusion

It’s Okay to Feel Uncomfortable with Diversity and Inclusion

But You Still Need to Have Diversity and Inclusion Conversations This is a fraught time of social and political change.  Leaders everywhere are wondering, should I be talking about what I think at work, or keeping my personal and professional worlds separate? Gone are...

Top 20 Terms to Add to Your Diversity Dictionary

Top 20 Terms to Add to Your Diversity Dictionary

Terms to know to lead like an ally on diversity Diversity is a candid conversation. It takes bravery and courage, and you do not have to do it alone.  To start the conversation, language is needed to accelerate the dialogue. Clients regularly ask me, “what can I do to...

What Did You Just Say?  9 Microaggressions That Prevent Inclusion

What Did You Just Say? 9 Microaggressions That Prevent Inclusion

Don't Make These Microaggression Mistakes about Inclusion Microaggressions defined Microaggressions are statements, actions, or incidents regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a...

3 Meeting Strategies to Drive Inclusion

3 Meeting Strategies to Drive Inclusion

Best Practices for Diverse & Inclusive Meetings When you look at your calendar, how do you feel? Meetings are a huge indicator of employee engagement.  I often kid with my clients that I can watch a meeting (live or virtual) and guess how engaged the team is. ...

7 Best Practices for Successful Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

7 Best Practices for Successful Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Employee Resource Groups accelerate diversity and inclusion when they engage all allies ERGs have been around for decades.  Also known as affinity groups, business resource groups, or diversity and inclusion groups, they are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster...

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