Effective Change Management When Facing PushBack

Posted on April 4, 2022

It's no secret that organizations across industries are facing increased pressure to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces. But what many leaders don't realize is that DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) must be more than just a set of policies or buzzwords. So why does it take longer to adopt DEI practices in companies that established their hiring methods, policies, and procedures many years ago? Because DEI changes require a ...

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“What Are You?”

Posted on April 3, 2022

Raised in an area that was 91.09% white as a multi-racial female where I was represented by less than 3% of the population-- was tough. An oddity because of my skin color and eye shape, I was (and still am) often asked: "What are you?"-- a minority in both my home countries, not "Asian enough" to be Asian and not "White enough" to be white. I faced slurs, and racist nicknames, and was fetishized as exotic from a very young age. I am certainly ...

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Six Keys to a Successful Company Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

Posted on March 30, 2022

What can you do to form a bridge between inclusion and belonging within your organization? One where every individual, no matter what background or identity feels safe, seen, and heard? In my previous post on the importance of creating a culture of belonging, we looked at the current data on how a lack of inclusion and belonging can hit the bottom line, and how important it is to build an intentional strategy for increasing employee morale, ...

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Why “Belonging” Matters in Your DEI Strategies

Posted on March 20, 2022

Inclusion and belonging, simply put, means being a part of a company culture that invites people to be themselves: one that encourages anyone to feel comfortable by providing an environment in which people of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and disabilities feel safe in bringing their ideas and whole selves to work.  In an intentionally built, DEI-embraced company culture, team members are encouraged to share new ideas without feeling ...

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