My relationship to International Women’s Day (IWD) is bittersweet. I believe there are serious, overarching, and global issues that bind us all by gender; IWD is a declaration that we want a different future. But as an agent for change and inclusion, I take issue with the way people and organizations tend to approach IWD: […]
There’s a new concept sweeping the business landscape right now: belonging. It’s catching on like wildfire, a “new” phenomenon, the complement to inclusion. But those of us who work in inclusion know that belonging was never separate from inclusion. So why is belonging resonating? Because, as it turns out, very few people actually know what […]
A colleague of mine came to me with a crisis: in the 11th hour, her board had suddenly balked at approving the 2017 work plan. (You’ll notice we’re well into 2017) From her perspective, their onboarding had been thorough, communications had been clean, evaluation findings had been shared repeatedly, the board members were super savvy […]
For the past year, I’ve written my grocery list on a dry erase notepad refrigerator magnet. Week after week, write-erase-write-erase, always slightly annoyed with the dark space in the upper right corner that I can’t use. It wasn’t until this past week, when I ran into the vendor again, that I connected him to the […]
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