I started this journey naively, once believing that D.E.I. and anti-racism practices were an automatic core element of any organization.
You build a business, you create an environment of inclusion and belonging, right?
And yet, the more I dug in, the more I realized this:
For millions of people, work, the place they spend one-third of their lives, doesn’t feel like a place where you can let your guard down. In fact, it can be a place that feels exclusive, inequitable, and lacking a safe environment to learn and grow.
I knew this had to change, not just for my workplace but for every workplace I could come in contact with. And I knew this change couldn’t happen at the surface; in order to be sustainable and not just turn into ” D.E.I.” on the shelf, D.E.I. needed to be embedded operationally at the core of every single team and workplace.
Now, Having sat on all sides of the table (as an executive, board member, staff member, and first/only women of color on the leadership team) and leading multiple organizations through transformational ADEI work, I'm working to help organizations and humans gain a deep understanding of what is required to make change and how to actually make it happen.