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Battling the Black Cinderella Syndrome: What Black women are NOT gonna do in the workplace in 2021 and beyond

Battling the Black Cinderella Syndrome: What Black women are NOT gonna do in the workplace in 2021 and beyond

Battling the Black Cinderella Syndrome: What Black women are NOT gonna do in the workplace in 2021 and beyond Unlike the Cinderella Syndrome you’ve heard about where women unconsciously desire to be chosen, saved, and dependent on a man, the Black Cinderella Syndrome is rooted in sexism, racism, and being the perpetual underdog in the ...
(Still) Hidden Figures: why African American women still face barriers to career advancement

(Still) Hidden Figures: why African American women still face barriers to career advancement

(Still) Hidden Figures: why African American women still face barriers to career advancement, and what organizational leaders can do about it. “You, sir. You are the boss. You just have to act like one”. If you haven’t already gone to see the movie Hidden Figures, that depicts the trials and triumphs of three NASA African American mathematicians ...
Critical Race Theory is just that…critical.

Critical Race Theory is just that…critical.

Critical Race Theory is just thatcritical.   CRT moves us from seeing racism as situational violence, or racially motivated behavior and language, to a complex, historical system that perpetuates disparity and disproportionality, consciously and unconsciously. It is critical to any Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum. Recently some inaccurate statements about Critical Race Theory (CRT)-informed diversity, ...
When Resignation is Self-Preservation

When Resignation is Self-Preservation

When Resignation is Self-Preservation: why you may be losing diverse talent Having held high leadership positions and after managing and training hundreds of people, I have learned as much from organizations and individuals about leadership as they have from me. One invaluable lessoned I learned was the power of the organization over an employee’s decision ...
Developing An Organizational Work Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The 5 I’s of DEI

Developing An Organizational Work Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The 5 I’s of DEI

Developing An Organizational Work Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The 5 I’s of DEI In working with organizations and entrepreneurs in the areas of leadership, management, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), two of the most commonly stated questions and challenges are: 1) how do I learn what I do not know about DEI, and ...