Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Whether it's building an inclusive team, reaching certain audiences or just knowing how to react to what's in play, your next move could be the difference in getting commended or getting cancelled. What will you be known for?LET's TALK ABOUT IT
DEI? Yeah, it's kinda complicated.
Each day, organizations find themselves grappling with the imperatives of diversifying their teams, resonating with diverse markets, and engaging in consequential dialogues. Despite the well-intentioned endeavors of many, a considerable number of these initiatives culminate in resounding missteps, often rendering businesses stigmatized as performative, insensible, and the subject of trending social media hashtags. It's not a clear playing field and missteps are as common as a cold when DEI means different things to different people. Here's where we can help:
CONSULTING, MARKETING & SPECIAL EVENTS
Expand your products, services or messaging to effectively appeal to various groups while staying aligned with your goals.
TEAM DEVELOPMENT & COMPANY CULTURE
Get help attracting diverse talent and building a company culture that keeps that talent and your business thriving.
PROJECTS, PROGRAMS, AND PARTNERSHIPS
You don't have to do something cookie cutter. Craft your own projects with us that meet the needs of you and your stakeholders.
Who do you design for?
Making accessibility the standard - not the option
When the world of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) unfolds before us, the gaze frequently gravitates toward the realms of race and gender. Yet, inclusivity, in its true essence, extends beyond mere aesthetics; it delves into the intricacies of existence. Consider this: 20% of the people in the world have a disability, impairment, or are handi-capable. Whatever label you apply, ensuring those with visible and invisible differences are included in your physical and digital space is key (and the law). Learn more about making your brand more accessible, offline and online through our Accessibility consulting and digital services.GET MORE ACCESSIBLE
WHO DO YOU DESIGN FOR?
Making accessibility the standard - not the option
When we think DEI, we often focus on race and gender. But inclusivity isn't just about what we look like, it's about the life we live. Accessibility is often the last slice of pizza left in the box that no one cares to take a bite out of whether offline or online. However, 20% of the people in the world have a disability, impairment, or are handi-capable. Whatever label you apply, ensuring those with visible and invisible differences are included in your physical and digital space is key (and the law). Learn more about making your brand more accessible, offline and online through our Accessibility consulting and digital services.MAKE MY COMPANY AND WEBSITE MORE ACCESSIBLE
Feeling lost? You're not alone.
Learn when to jump in, step back, take a stand or take a seat when it comes to engaging in culture wars, activism, inclusivity and more that's aligned with your goals, beliefs and values.
Sometimes, it's not the thought that really counts.
Welcome to a time where people can clap back. The wrong event, campaign, or marketing message can send you spiraling down quickly, cost you thousands and even end you up in court. This is NOT the viral you're looking for...
Just because it's trending, doesn't always make it right.
Not everything that's popular is on the "right side of history." While you don't have to feel pressured to engage, getting a pulse on your surroundings can help you avoid major pitfalls. Trending isn't everything.STAY RELEVANT AND TRUE
AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT STARTS WITH THE HEART
I've spent many years talking about diversity to leaders and organizations. While many have focused on training and workshops to help build more diverse and inclusive environments, I think it's vital to work on the heart aspect of the equation. Though it's a tough nut to crack, it's the seed you plant that has long term value. I've always had a diverse team because diversity comes naturally, and my strategies reflect that within my own organizations. While building an environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion is a key priority for many organizations, my overall larger goal is to get individuals to see what I see. To look below the surface and question how they draw up on the knowledge and conclusions they have about the culture and information they receive. Once we employ critical thinking in our everyday lives around DEI, you'll find that building a company that shines in this arena becomes easier.
Available for panels and speaking engagements.
As the nation reckons with racial issues across the board, I shared my views, experiences and insights as panelist on the Black Business Experience, hosted by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. As many look for answers in navigating this landscape, informative and thoughtful conversations are needed.HOST A TALK
I partnered with Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC as the Events Task Force Lead and designed a campaign where the Diversity in the Workplace Committee worked to create 28 one minute videos released on the 28th day of Black History Month. It was an amazing and impactful endeavor that highlighted local black leaders and community members doing phenomenal work and sharing their experiences.