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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...

Don’t Procrastinate Diversity & Inclusion Because You are Afraid

Don’t Procrastinate Diversity & Inclusion Because You are Afraid

Diversity and inclusion conversations are messy, and not having them is not a choice Senior leaders in Corporate America are fearful about diversity and inclusion.  They are saying things like: "This is so important that we want to get it right” “This is so complex; I...

How to Craft a Strong Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

How to Craft a Strong Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Diversity and inclusion strategies have three key elements – the what, the why, and the how Leadership team in Corporate America have awoken.  They know diversity is a problem, and they are not sure where to start.  For those painfully behind on the diversity and...

Now is the Time to Pivot Forward Positively

Now is the Time to Pivot Forward Positively

The future of work will require us all to pivot The future of work series is based on the insights from my quantitative and qualitative research with ideas to think about your organization and a toolkit to take action on as a leader.  This theme focuses on how to...

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