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Is Your Diversity & Inclusion Training Working?

Is Your Diversity & Inclusion Training Working?

Diversity and inclusion training best practices and case studies There is a lot of uncertainty if traditional diversity inclusion programs are really working.  According to HBR, “we found very little evidence that diversity training affected the behavior of men or...

Black History Month Should be All Year

Black History Month Should be All Year

Why do we only celebrate Black history for one month? Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating...

Having Privilege Does Not Make you a Bad Guy

Having Privilege Does Not Make you a Bad Guy

Privilege is a chance to be an ally The “P” word is polarizing.  Pair it with white privilege or male privilege and you might just offend someone.   Why is the “P” word so hard for people to accept? I define privilege as the advantages one has over others based on...

75% of Your Customers Believe in Diversity

75% of Your Customers Believe in Diversity

Organizations are not doing enough to promote diversity Pew Research Center recently released a study that followed the social and demographic trends of 6,637 adults in the United States. The study found that 75 percent of adults believed it is “very or somewhat...

The Capitol Breach is Proof Diversity Training is Needed

The Capitol Breach is Proof Diversity Training is Needed

White supremacy is not okay and diversity training helps This week has already been a hard week.  Just days into 2021, with the hope to shed 2020 and its tragedies, we're already in another racial divide.  With 90%+ of those breaching the Capitol being White males, it...

Shame vs. Accountability in the Diversity and Inclusion Conversation

Shame vs. Accountability in the Diversity and Inclusion Conversation

Shame is not a vehicle for social justice I was listening to Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast this summer.  Black Lives Matter momentum was back up following the death of George Floyd.  I remember Brene explaining how shame rarely helps solve complex problems. ...

Why Corporate America is Not Working for Women of Color

Why Corporate America is Not Working for Women of Color

Next Pivot Point Podcast Interview with Minda Harts I read Minda Harts' book The Memo:  What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table early 2020 and remember thinking how different the lived experiences women of color were in Corporate America.  From...

Antiracist Books You Need to Read

Antiracist Books You Need to Read

My Favorite Antiracist Books to Learn About Antiracism Antiracism is a new word for many white-dominated organizations and white households.  At it's core, antiracism means to actively engage in the movement to end systemic racism.  It means doing your part in your...

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