DEI

3 Tactics to Get Budget for Your DEI Programs

It’s been a year since the murder of George Floyd, which galvanized people of all races, genders, ages, etc., to speak out for BLM and push for racial equality. A year later, a 2021 Emtrain Workplace Culture Report shows that only 50% of employees believe their employers are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In…

Addressing Political Discussions at Work

We are living in unprecedented times. Politics consumes discourse, and polarization causes rifts in families and friendships. While political discussions in the workplace aren’t necessarily inappropriate, such conversations can interfere with work relationships, productivity, reputation/brand of the company, morale, and possibly even the civil rights of employees. It can also alienate customers or clients. So…

Teaching Black Lives Matter_ Unconscious Bias and Employee Sentiment

Teaching Black Lives Matter: Unconscious Bias Training

The goal of unconscious bias training is to get people to understand that their perspective is informed by their life experiences and that our brains are constructed to find the quickest answer — which means pattern recognition and reliance on stereotypes. In fact, we teach kindergartners by showing them pictures and having them match pictures…

action for equality

A Letter to Take #ActionforEquality

#ActionforEquality  I’ve received a multitude of emails, texts and PMs of support and for those, I am forever grateful. Thank you. I have also had a lot of friends, peers and colleagues reach out asking me what they can do to help and honestly not knowing where to begin.  I spent most of the last…