Racial Justice Competency Is No Longer An Optional Leadership Skill

Your Content Goes Here During this unprecedented time, we are starved for authentic leadership. When confronted with a crisis like the aftermath of the George Floyd’s unjustified killing, leaders often seek perspectives from sources they trust to help assess the situation and to develop options for the path forward. [...]

By |2020-06-19T15:26:13+00:00June 18th, 2020|Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership|

Inclusive Leadership in a COVID-19 World

Your Content Goes Here What makes people feel included in organizations? How can a business leader make sure that their employees feel like they are welcomed in the organization; that they are treated fairly, respectfully, are valued and belong? Over the past decade, many organizations have sought to answer these [...]

By |2020-05-27T14:16:23+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership|

Making An Impact With Coaching

Making An Impact With Coaching I don’t know about you but lately I keep asking myself this question: How can I make the most impact in this unsettling time? Even with billions of dollars in financial assistance for employers and stay-at-home orders, the slow pace of progress defeating [...]

By |2020-05-27T16:51:47+00:00May 12th, 2020|Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership|

Lessons from Starbucks: Being a good corporate citizen can help weather the storm when controversy arises

Your Content Goes Here Every day we continue to read about organizations whose actions appear to conflict with their pledged support of diversity and inclusion. In the case of Starbucks, this came in the form of video footage capturing the arrest of two African-American men [...]

Closing the racial and gender parity gap: 5 trends funders and non-profits must know to maintain charitable giving momentum in 2018

For more than 25 years, I have actively involved in the fight for social justice and equity as a volunteer, funder and consultant. As I look back on what transpired over the past year, 2017 was like no other in my lifetime. I witnessed an alarming number of polarizing arguments [...]

Five lessons non-profits can learn from corporations about winning the war for talent

It seems that every day there are media stories about challenges Silicon Valley continues to face regarding the diversity of their workforces.  While these technology CEOs have pledged to increase ethnic, racial and gender representation, data shows there has been little to no progress.   More troubling, the flood of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein [...]

Applying these five guiding principles to your corporate citizenship strategy helps attract/retain diverse talent and customers

Reputation matters when it comes to winning the war for diverse talent...especially in Silicon Valley.  Facing pressure from Jesse Jackson to increase ethnic and racial diversity in their workforces, technology firms have pledged they could and would do. Despite increased investment in training, diversity and inclusion (D&I) expertise and benefits, data released by Facebook, Apple [...]

By |2020-04-26T16:50:17+00:00September 26th, 2017|Blog, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Uncategorized|

Understanding diversity and inclusion’s role in fueling workplace anxiety and five tips to mitigate its negative impact

In late March, I was one of more than 1,300 diversity and inclusion practitioners attending the 30th annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion in Minneapolis, the largest gathering of its kind in the U.S.  Given the current climate of uncertainty since the election, I was particularly interested in the theme of the opening general session, Leading [...]