Too often people looking for change focus on “raising awareness.” Awareness didn’t stop me from stress eating in the pandemic. Structuring behavior change did. You can use the same lessons in your #diversity #equity and #inclusion efforts. Continue reading Enough trying to “raise awareness”! If you want change, you have to structure it.
Referral-based hiring is very common, but it is a recipe for recreating the lack of diversity of your existing organization. Here’s how to expand your talent pool to reach a more diverse set of qualified candidates. Continue reading Hiring by referral: A recipe for sameness
You want to be fair. You want to hire and promote the best candidates. Most of us do. Unfortunately, all of us have implicit bias that undermines our best intentions. Thankfully, there are tactics that help you confront, mitigate, and compensate for your implicit bias to help your actions line up with your intentions. This … Continue reading Download Our FREE Implicit Bias e-Book
Making Your Personal Racial Equity Case Statement Have you ever felt like giving up in your equity work? I get it. There have been times when I’ve been tempted to throw in the towel. There have been times I’ve felt worn out from challenging my community, my relationships, and myself. Here’s one thing that has … Continue reading Building Resilience for Anti-Racism by Knowing What’s at Stake for You
Watch this 2 minute video before you read on. (For those of you who cheated and didn’t watch the video, it shows a young White male apparently trying to break into a car. Nobody responds. When a young Black male tries, soon people are calling the cops and there is a large police response.) When … Continue reading Reflection Exercise: Racial bias isn’t just “out there”
How will you promote equity in the new year? This time of year, many people make themselves promises about how this year will be different. Promises that last, oh, about 2 weeks. You can do better. As you consider how you can promote equity in the new year, don’t make a vague intention. Make a … Continue reading Go Beyond Good Intentions in the New Year by Making A Plan